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Identifier: fablesofflowersf00auth
Title: Fables of flowers for the female sex. With Zephyrus and Flora, a vision ..
Year: 1773 (1770s)
Authors: Author of The choice emblems, &c. &c
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Publisher: London, Printed for G. Riley and sold by J. Wilkie
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden


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of Floras tribe, ** Me thou hall laughM to fcorn, And deemd my claim to beauty vain^ ** Although coeleilial born. XV. For know, though fcarce allowed by thee ** To rank among the fiov/rs ; ** From Heavn I draw my high defcent, And bloomd in Edens bowrs. 3 And FABLES OF FLOWERS. 8^ XVL And Hill eternd is my race, * No frail decay I know; But, emblem of the firll great Spring,. For ever blX)m below, XVII. But tlou ! the pageant of an hourĀ». Too quickly {halt deplore Thofe beauties withring all auay, Which fade, to charm no more. xviri. , ** Thou^ wretch I no fecond Sprij^g ihalt fee, To renovate thy bloom ; Whllil / furvive the Uroke of fare, * And triumph oer the tomb. XIX. Ceafe then thy hoaft ! in Wifdom^s lore Go learn thyfelf to knovv; And by her never-failing rulje * J>-^<%e all things here below. ^ A fleeting 86 FABLES OF FLOWERS. XX. A Jli:eting joy^ a fading hloom^ 3%; char7)1 the ravtjh^d Jight\.,That only which is truly good,** U lafti7igy as tis iright,* FABLE; Fahjm.

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