Richard Jago

(1715-1781 / England)

Richard Jago Poems

1. Absence 10/6/2010
2. Roundelay 10/6/2010
3. Solihull 10/6/2010
4. The Avon 10/6/2010
5. With Leaden Foot Time Creeps Along 10/6/2010

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Written for the Jubilee at Stratford-upon-Avon, 1769

Sisters of the tuneful train,
Attend your parent' s jocund strain,
'Tis Fancy calls you; follow me
To celebrate the Jubilee.

On Avon's banks, where Shakespeare's bust
Points out, and guards his sleeping dust;
The sons of scenic mirth agree,
To celebrate the Jubilee.

Come, daughters, come, and bring with you,
Th'aerial Sprites and Fairy-crew,
And the sister Graces three,
To celebrate the Jubilee.

Hang around the sculptur'd tomb
The 'broider'd vest, the nodding plume,
And the ...

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