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Christopher Anstey

(1724-1805 / England)

Poems of Christopher Anstey

1. A Letter 10/7/2010
2. A Parody On The Laureat's Ode 10/7/2010
3. A Sonnet 10/7/2010
4. An Election Ball 10/7/2010
5. An Election Ball 10/7/2010
6. An Election Ball, 10/7/2010
7. Appendix: Containing 10/7/2010
8. Britian’s Genius; Written 10/7/2010
9. Charity; A Poetical Paraphrase 10/7/2010
10. Contentment; Or Hints To 10/7/2010
11. Deo Opt. Max. Votum. C. P. Auctore 10/7/2010
12. Envy, A Poem 10/7/2010
13. Epilogue To The Second Edition 10/7/2010
14. Epitaph On A Lady 10/7/2010
15. Epode 10/7/2010
16. From Macrobius, Saturn 10/7/2010
17. From Martial 10/7/2010
18. From wealth, from honours, and from courts remov'd 10/7/2010
19. I never 10/7/2010
20. In Promptu 10/7/2010

An Election Ball

Once more, O! ye Muses, from Pindus descend,
And bid all the Graces your footsteps attend,
Who oft at elections are wont to prolong
The keen--pointed epigram, ballad, or song,
With your own odoriferous water to sprinkle
The posie I twine for my dear Mrs. Inkle.
Not launch'd with more glory, more splendour and pride,
The new--tackled bark skims adown the brisk tide,
Her streamers display'd, and the wind in her poop,

[Hata Bildir]