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Lord Byron
1807 ( First published in 1898 )

NOTE:  Harriet Maltby, is one of the ladies of Southwell.. "To Marion" is also a poem written for Harriet.


Harriet !    To see such Circumspection,

In Ladies I have no objection,

Concerning what they read;

An ancient Maid's a sage adviser,

Like her, you will be much the wiser,

In word, as well as Deed.

But Harriet, I don't wish to flatter,

And really think 'twould make the matter

More perfect if not quite,

If other Ladies when they preach,

Would certain Damsels also teach

More cautiously to write.


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