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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Georgian Verse. 1909.


Richard Jago (1715–1781)

WITH leaden foot Time creeps along

While Delia is away:

With her, nor plaintive was the song,

Nor tedious was the day.

Ah, envious Power! reverse my doom;

Now double thy career,

Strain every nerve, stretch every plume,

And rest them when she’s here!