Richard Brinsley Sheridan

(1751 - 1816 / Ireland)

Poems of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

1. A Portrait 1/3/2003
2. Had I a Heart for Falsehood Framed 1/3/2003
3. Here's to the Maiden of Bashful Fifteen 1/3/2003
4. If a Daughter You Have 1/3/2003

A Portrait

Tell me, ye prim adepts in Scandal’s school,
Who rail by precept, and detract by rule,
Lives there no character, so tried, so known,
So deck’d with grace, and so unlike your own,
That even you assist her fame to raise,
Approve by envy, and by silence praise!
Attend!—a model shall attract your view—
Daughters of calumny, I summon you!
You shall decide if this a portrait prove,

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