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To Miss G. F—- (An Autograph)   Leave a comment

Above:  The Countess Brownlow, by Fredrick Leighton

The God of love has given wealth

And lavished blessings free,

But had the world more like thyself,

How better off ‘twould be!

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Naught are the treasures of the earht,

The jewels of the sea,

Compared to that true woman’s worth

That finds a place in thee.

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Like some great force without a mind

To utilize its might,

Would mortals be without thy kind

To keep them in the right.

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Men often fail her price to own,

Nor to her influence yield,

But virtues blended all in one

Like thee, can all hearts wield.

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But here’s my wish, kind friend, may heaven

All wished-for blessings send

To thee; and unto me be given

To prove myself thy friend.

JOHN DODSON TAYLOR, SR.

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Posted May 15, 2012 by neatnik2009 in John Dodson Taylor Sr.--Poems

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