See How the Blooming Buds

Miss Flaxman

 See how the blooming buds
 Surroun’d the parent flow’r
 While o’er their youthful heads
 Is the paternal bow’r,
The full blown flow’r with matron grace
Views all, with looks of love
May no rude gale approach the place
Or ruder hand the stem deface
But peace reign through the grove


Feb^y 14th^ 1809