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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
 
Another, To a Young Lady
By William Cowper (1731–1800)
 
SWEET stream, that winds through yonder glade,
Apt emblem of a virtuous maid!
Silent and chaste she steals along,
Far from the world’s gay busy throng,
With gentle yet prevailing force,        5
Intent upon her destined course;
Graceful and useful all she does,
Blessing and blessed wher’er she goes;
Pure-bosomed as that watery glass,
And heaven reflected in her face!        10
 
 
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