Archive for March 3rd, 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

To the Muse by Jean Adam(s)

Come hither to the Hedge, and see
The Walks that are assign’d to thee:
All the Bounds of Virtue shine,
All the plain of Wisdom’s thine,
All the Flowers of harmless Wit
Thou mayest pull, if thou think’st fit,
In the fair Field of History.
All the Plants of Piety
Thou mayest freely thence transplant:
But have a Care of whining Cant.

From: Keith, Jennifer, Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper, 2005, University of Delaware Press: Newark, Delaware, p. 89.

Date: 1734

By: Jean Adam(s) (1704-1765)