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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,
Thanks for thy sorrow-soothing strain :-
Like me, the pangs of hapless love,
Else why so feelingly complain,
And with thy piteous notes thus sadden all the grove?
Say, dost thou mourn thy ravish'd mate,
That oft enamour'd on thy strains has hung?