To Mrs C
written in 1786
Thou flattering mark of friendship kind Still may thy pages call to mind The dear, the beauteous donor: Though sweetly female every part Yet such a head, and more the heart, Does both the sexes honor. She showed her taste refined and just When she selected thee, Yet deviating own I must, For so approving me. But kind still, I mind still, The giver in the gift; I'll bless her and wiss her A Friend aboon the Lift.