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Later English Poets,
WITH PRELIMINARY NOTICES;
BY ROBERT SOUTHEY.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,
Ravensworth, Yorkshire. 1738-1771.
The Monodies of this writer upon his Wife and Child are
well known. What other misfortunes he suffered besides
their deaths, were occasioned by his own follies and vices. His first poem was published under the name of W. Sey
An Evening Address to a Nightingale,
Sweet bird! that kindly perching near,
Pourest thy plaints melodious in mine era
Thanks for thy sorrow-soothing strain :-
Else why so feelingly complain,
That oft enamour'd on thy strains has hung?