Sensibility how charming,
Dearest Nancy, thou canst tell;
But distress with horrors arming,
Thou hast also known too well.
Fairest flower, behold the lily,
Blooming in the sunny ray:
Let the blast sweep o’er the valley,
See it prostrate on the clay.
Hear the woodlark charm the forest,
Telling o’er his little joys:
Hapless bird! a prey the surest
To each pirate of the skies.
Dearly bought the hidden treasure,
Finer Feelings can bestow:
Chords that vibrate sweetest pleasure,
Thrill the deepest notes of woe.
precedently disgraced — while openly defaced, betiding the disparate
blind with brilliant suspicions, looming innocently,
a picture of charity not found sheltering
those intimate with vice & bored of temptation
in this life or the previous one, the banal, pointless,
simpleminded & uninteresting
exercising some sort of rigid discipline, the unmixable mixing
bringing forth the wretched, in the stains of the sun