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Mary Wortley Montagu (Мэри Уортли Монтегю)


Irregular Verses to Truth


Written at Fourteen Years of Age.

Where, lovely Goddess, dost thou dwell?
In what remote and silent shade?
Within what cave or lonely cell?
With what old hermit, or unpractis'd maid?
In vain I've sought thee all around,
But thy unfashionable sound
In crowds was never heard,
Nor ever has thy form in town or court appear'd.

The sanctuary is not safe to thee,
Chas'd thence by endless mystery;
Thy own professors chase thee thence,
And wage eternal war with thee and sense;
Then in perplexing comments lost,
E'en when they would be thought to show the most.
Most beautiful when most distress'd,
Descend, O Goddess, to my breast;
There thou may'st reign, unrivall'd and alone,
My thoughts thy subject, and my heart thy throne. 



Mary Wortley Montagu's other poems:
  1. Melinda's Complaint
  2. Town Eclogues: Tuesday; St. James's Coffee-House
  3. To the Same
  4. Epilogue to the Tragedy of Cato
  5. Epithalamium


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