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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Kate of Garnavilla
By Edward Lysaght (1765–1814)
 
HAVE you been at Garnavilla?
  Have you seen at Garnavilla
Beauty’s train trip o’er the plain
  With lovely Kate of Garnavilla?
 
Oh! she’s pure as virgin snows        5
  Ere they light on woodland hill-O;
Sweet as dew-drop on wild rose
  Is lovely Kate of Garnavilla!
 
Philomel, I’ve listened oft
  To thy lay, nigh weeping willow:        10
Oh! the strain more sweet, more soft,
  That flows from Kate of Garnavilla.
        Have you been, etc.
 
As a noble ship I’ve seen
  Sailing o’er the swelling billow,
So I’ve marked the graceful mien        15
  Of lovely Kate of Garnavilla.
        Have you been, etc.
 
If poets’ prayers can banish cares,
  No cares shall come to Garnavilla;
Joy’s bright rays shall gild her days,
  And dove-like peace perch on her pillow.        20
 
Charming maid of Garnavilla!
Lovely maid of Garnavilla!
Beauty, grace, and virtue wait
On lovely Kate of Garnavilla.
 
 
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