Hannah More Poems

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1.
The Slave Trade, A Poem

If heaven has into being deign'd to call
Thy light, O Liberty! to shine on all;
Bright intellectual Sun! why does thy ray
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2.
On A Young Lady

Go, peaceful shade! exchange for sin and care
The glorious palm which patient suff'rers wear!
Go, take the meed victorious meekness gains,
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3.
War

O War, What art thou?
After the brightest conquest, what remains
Of all thy glories? For the vanquish'd - chains -
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4.
The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama

'To rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot,
To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind,
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5.
Inscription In A Beautiful Retreat Called Fairy Bower

Airy spirits, you who love
Cooling bower, or shady grove;
Streams that murmur as they flow,
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6.
Here And There

Here bliss is short, imperfect, insincere,
But total, absolute, and perfect there.
Here time's a moment, short our happiest state,
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7.
Ode To Charity

O Charity, divinely wise,
Thou meek-ey'd Daughter of the skies
From the pure fountain of eternal light,
Where fair, immutable, and ever bright,
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8.
The Bas Bleu: Or, Conversation. Addressed To Mrs. Vesey

VESEY, of Verse the judge and friend,
Awhile my idle strain attend:
Not with the days of early Greece,
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9.
Humble And Unnoticed Virtue

O my son!
The ostentatious virtues which still press
For notice and for praise; the brilliant deeds
Which live but in the eye of observation -
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10.

Florio, a youth of gay renown,
Who figured much about the town,
Had pass'd, with general approbation,
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