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Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (Энн Финч, графиня Уинчилси)


Adam Posed


Could our first father, at his toilsome plow,
Thorns in his path, and labor on his brow,
Clothed only in a rude, unpolished skin,
Could he a vain fantastic nymph have seen,
In all her airs, in all her antic graces,
Her various fashions, and more various faces;
How had it posed that skill, which late assigned
Just appellations to each several kind!
A right idea of the sight to frame;
T’have guessed from what new element she came;
T’have hit the wav’ring form, or giv’n this thing a name.



Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea's other poems:
  1. The Tree
  2. To the Nightingale
  3. A Letter to Daphnis
  4. On Myself
  5. The Introduction


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