To Science by Lucretia Maria Davidson

Let others in false Pleasure’s court be found,
But may I ne’er be whirled the giddy round;
Let me ascend with Genius’ rapid flight,
Till the fair hill of Science meets my sight.

Blest with a pilot who my feet will guide,
Direct my way, whene’er I step aside;
May one bright ray of Science on me shine,
And be the gift of learning ever mine.

From: Davidson, Lucretia Maria and Davidson, M. Oliver (ed.), Poems, 1871, Hurd and Houghton: New York, p. 48.

Date: 1829 (published)

By: Lucretia Maria Davidson (1808-1825)

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