Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck.
Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756.
On Mrs. L_…s.
SUCH Sweetness and Goodness together combin'd;
So beauteous her Face, and so bright is her Mind;
So loving, yet chaste; and so humble, yet fair;
So comely her Shape, and so decent her Air;
So skilful, that Nature's improv'd by her Art;
So prudent her Head, and so bounteous her Heart;
So wise without Pride, and so modestly neat;
'Tis strange, this agreeable Creature's a Cheat!
For, tho' she to Man, for a Mortal, was giv'n,
These Virtues betray her Extraction from Heav'n.