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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Richard Jago. 1715–1781
  
452. Absence
  
WITH leaden foot Time creeps along 
  While Delia is away: 
With her, nor plaintive was the song, 
  Nor tedious was the day. 
 
Ah, envious Pow'r! reverse my doom;         5
  Now double thy career, 
Strain ev'ry nerve, stretch ev'ry plume, 
  And rest them when she 's here! 
 
 
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