MS: 'Verses to Clarinda'

1 of 2

Next image
Next

MS: 'Verses to Clarinda'

Edin.r March 17.th 1788

Fair Empress of the Poet's soul,
And Queen of Poetesses;
Clarinda, take this little boon,
This humble pair of Glasses. ----

And fill them high with generous juice,
As generous as your mind;
And pledge me in the generous toast ----
"The whole of Humankind!" ----

"To those who love us!" second fill;
But not to those whom we love,
Lest

Back to top