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Author to her Book, The
Anne Bradstreet
Thou ill-form'd offspring of my feeble brain, Who after birth did'st by my side remain, Till snatcht from thence by friends, less wise than true, W...Rate it:

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The Author to her Book
Anne Bradstreet
Thou ill-form'd offspring of my feeble brain, Who after birth did'st by my side remain, Till snatcht from thence by friends, less wise th...Rate it:

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To Mrs. King, On Her Kind Present To The Author, A Patchwork Counterpane Of Her Own Making
William Cowper
The Bard, if e'er he feel at all, Must sure be quickened by a call Both on his heart and head, To pay with tuneful thanks the care And kindness of ...Rate it:

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Author's Apology For His Book
John Bunyan
WHEN at the first I took my pen in hand Thus for to write, I did not understand That I at all should make a little book In such a mode: nay, I had...Rate it:

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The 5th Satire Of Book I. Of Horace : A Humorous Description Of The Author's Journey From Rome To Brundusium
William Cowper
'Twas a long journey lay before us, When I and honest Heliodorus, Who far in point of rhetoric Surpasses every living Greek, Each leaving our respe...Rate it:

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To A Lady, Who Presented The Author With The Velvet Band Which Bound Her Tresses
George Gordon Lord Byron
This Band, which bound thy yellow hair, Is mine, sweet girl! Thy pledge of love; It claims my warmest, dearest care, Like relics left of saints abo...Rate it:

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To An Unfortunate Woman, Whom The Author Had Known In The Days Of Her Innocence
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Myrtle leaf, that ill besped Pinest in the gladsome ray, Soiled beneath the common tread Far from thy protecting spray! When the partridge o'er th...Rate it:

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Her Slave, Her Admirer, Her Lover
Nikhil Parekh
Although I hoisted my hands to emboss the scriptures of tomorrow; incorrigibly taking a pledge to pen down all the mesmerizing beauty of this Unive...Rate it:

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To A Lady On Her Coming To North-America With Her Son, For The Recovery Of Her Health
Phillis Wheatley
INDULGENT muse! my grov'ling mind inspire, And fill my bosom with celestial fire. See from Jamaica's fervid shore she moves, Like the fair mother o...Rate it:

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Answer To Some Elegant Verses Sent By A Friend To The Author, Complaining That One Of His Descriptions Was Rather Too Warmly Drawn
George Gordon Lord Byron
'But if any old lady, knight, priest or physician Should condemn me for printing a second edition; If good Madam Squintum my work should abuse, Ma...Rate it:

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The Young Author
Samuel Johnson
When first the peasant, long inclined to roam, Forsakes his rural sports and peaceful home, Pleas'd with the scene the smiling ocean yields, He sco...Rate it:

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The Author's Early Life
Julia A Moore
I will write a sketch of my early life, It will be of childhood day, And all who chance to read it, No criticism, pray. My childhood days were happ...Rate it:

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The Author Upon Himself
Jonathan Swift
By an old ——pursued, A crazy prelate, and a royal prude; By dull divines, who look with envious eyes On ev'ry genius that attempts to rise; And pau...Rate it:

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The Author
Charles Churchill
Accursed the man, whom Fate ordains, in spite, And cruel parents teach, to read and write! What need of letters? wherefore should we spell? Why wri...Rate it:

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Lines Written On A Blank Leaf In A Copy Of The Author’s Poem
William Wordsworth
Upon Hearing Of The Death Of The Late Vicar Of Kendal TO public notice, with reluctance strong, Did I deliver this unfinished Song; Yet for one ha...Rate it:

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On a Fan of the Author's Design
Alexander Pope
Come gentle Air! th' AEolian shepherd said, While Procris panted in the secret shade: Come, gentle Air, the fairer Delia cries, While at her feet h...Rate it:

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To The Right Hon. The Earl of Orrery, On His Promise To Sup With The Author.
Mary Barber
Tho' the Muse had deny'd me so often before, I ventur'd this Day to invoke her once more. She ask'd what I wanted; I said, with Delight, Your Lords...Rate it:

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Epistle To A Friend, In Answer To Some Lines Exhorting The Author To Be Cheerful, And To Banish Care
George Gordon Lord Byron
'OH! banish care'--such ever be The motto of thy revelry! Perchance of mine, when wassail nights Renew those riotous delights, Wherewith the childr...Rate it:

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On The Report Of A Monument To Be Erected In Westminster Abbey, To The Memory Of A Late Author (Churchill)
James Beattie
Bufo, begone! with thee may Faction's fire, That hatch'd thy salamander-fame, expire. Fame, dirty idol of the brainless crowd, What half-made moon-...Rate it:

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To a Child of Quality, Five Years Old, 1704. The Author then Forty
Matthew Prior
LORDS, knights, and squires, the numerous band That wear the fair Miss Mary's fetters, Were summoned by her high command To show their pas...Rate it:

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To a Child of Quality, Five Years Old, the Author Suppos'd Forty
Matthew Prior
Lords, knights, and squires, the num'rous band, That wear the fair Miss Mary's fetters, Were summon'd by her high command, To show their passions b...Rate it:

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An Answer To The Rebus, By The Author Of These Poems
Phillis Wheatley
The poet asks, and Phillis can't refuse To show th' obedience of the Infant muse. She knows the Quail of most inviting taste Fed Israel's army in t...Rate it:

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Lines Addressed To The Rev. J. T. Becher, On His Advising The Author To Mix More With Society
George Gordon Lord Byron
Dear Becher, you tell me to mix with mankind; I cannot deny such a precept is wise; But retirement accords with the tone of my mind: I will not de...Rate it:

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On A Mischievous Bull, Which The Owner Him Sold At The Author's Instance
William Cowper
Go--thou art all unfit to share The pleasures of this place With such as its old tenants are, Creatures of gentler race. The squirrel here his hoar...Rate it:

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To A Lady, Who Presented To The Author A Lock Of Hair Braided With His Own, And Appointed A Night In December To Meet Him In The Garden
George Gordon Lord Byron
These locks, which fondly thus entwine, In firmer chains our hearts confine Than all th' unmeaning protestations Which swell with nonsense love ora...Rate it:

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