Mary Darby Robinson

Mary Darby Robinson

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Mary Robinson (née Darby; 27 November 1757 – 26 December 1800) was an English actress, poet, dramatist, novelist, and celebrity figure. She lived in England, in the cities of Bristol and London; she also lived for a time in France and Germany.
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Londons Summer Morning

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Who has not waked to list the busy sounds Of summer's morning, in the sultry smoke Of noisy London
On the pavement hot The sooty chimney-boy, with dingy face And tatter'd covering, shrilly bawls his trade,
Rousing the sleepy housemaid
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Deborahs Parrot a Village Tale

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'Twas in a little western town    An ancient Maiden dwelt:
Her name was
SS, or
SS,
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Sonnet XXXIII I Wake

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I wake
delusive phantoms hence, away
Tempt not the weakness of a lover's breast;
The softest breeze can shake the halcyon's nest,
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Mistress Gurtons Cat

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Old
SS
ON had a Cat,    A Tabby, loveliest of the race,
Sleek as a doe, and tame, and fat    With velvet paws, and whisker'd face;
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Sonnet I Favourd by Heavn

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Favour'd by Heav'n are those, ordain'd to
The bliss supreme that kindles fancy's fire;
Whose magic fingers sweep the muses' lyre,
In varying cadence, eloquently chaste
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Sonnet VII Come Reason

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Come,
Reason, come
each nerve rebellious bind,
Lull the fierce tempest of my fev'rish soul;
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Ode to the Nightingale

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ET
RD OF
OW
­why complain      In such soft melody of Song,    That
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The Negro Girl

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I
Dark was the dawn, and o'er the deep    The boist'rous whirlwinds blew;
The Sea-bird wheel'd its circling sweep,    And all was drear to view—When on the beach that binds the western
The love-lorn
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Oberon to the Queen of the Fairies

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My
ON, with ev'ry sprite"That gilds the vapours of the night,"Shall dance and weave the verdant ring"With joy that mortals thus can sing; "And when thou sigh'st
IA'S name, "And mourn'st to feel a hopeless flame, ...
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Lines to Him Who Will Understand Them

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OU art no more my bosom's
ND;
Here must the sweet delusion end,
That charm'd my senses many a year,
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Female Fashions for 1799

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A form, as any taper, fine ; A head like half-pint bason ; Where golden cords, and bands entwine, As rich as fleece of
ON
A pair of shoulders strong and wide, Like country clown enlisting ; Bare arms long dangling by the side, And shoes ...
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The Origin of Cupid -- A Fable

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ON
DA'S mount the gods were met,
A sportive, jolly, noisy set,
Resolving nectar bowls to quaff,
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Elegy on the Death of Lady Middleton

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HE knell of death, that on the twilight gale,  Swells its deep murmur to the pensive ear;
In awful sounds repeats a mournful tale,  And claims the tribute of a tender tear
The dreadful hour is past
the mandate giv'n
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Echo to Him Who Complains

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O
LY thee from the shades of night, Where the loud tempests yelling rise;
Where horrror wings her sullen flight Beneath the bleak and lurid skies
As the pale light'ning swiftly gleams O'er the scorch'd wood, thy well-known form More...
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Ode to the Moon

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LE
SS of the witching hour;    Blest Contemplation's placid friend;  Oft in my solitary bow'r,
I mark thy lucid beam    From thy crystal car descend,
Whitening the spangled heath, and limpid sapphire stream
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Elegy to the Memory of David Garrick Esq

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AR
DE OF
IM, who grac'd the mimick scene,  And charm'd attention with resistless pow'r;
Whose wond'rous art, whose fascinating mien,  Gave glowing rapture to the short-liv'd hour
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