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William Taylor Collins

(1721 - 1759 (Restoration&18th Century 1660-1785) / England)

Poems of William Taylor Collins

Ode to Simplicity

O thou, by Nature taught
To breathe her genuine thought
In numbers warmly pure, and sweetly strong;
Who first on mountains wild,
In Fancy, loveliest child,
Thy babe, or Pleasure's, nurs'd the pow'rs of song!

Thou, who with hermit heart,
Disdain'st the wealth of art,

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