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- The flowers anew returning seasons bring!
But beauty faded has no second spring.
- Lobbing, The First Pastoral (1709)
To Miss Charlotte Pulteney in Her Mother’s Arms
- Timely blossom, Infant fair,
Fondling of a happy pair.
- And thou shalt in thy daughter see,
This picture, once, resembled thee.
- Wearied then and glad of rest,
Like the linnet in the nest.