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TO MISS KINDER, ON RECEIVING A NOTE DATED FEBRUARY 30TH, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: I received, my dear hannah, with feelings delicious
Last Line: And it just coincides with the calends of greece.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia

I received, my dear Hannah, with feelings delicious
The book you announced on a day so auspicious:
A day of more wonders than soon can be told,
When the young are all prudent, all charming the old.
On this day, and alone on this day, shall be seen,
In the Statesman no interest, the Patriot no spleen.
On this day too the Miser, content with his store,
Shall no longer be craving and thirsting for more;
The lamb and the lion together shall play,
And green Erin weave garlands to crown Castlereigh.
All creeds shall be like, and all mysteries clear,
Nor the Bigot shall frown, nor the Sceptic shall sneer.
From the Pole to the Line, and from Spain to Cathay,
The good and the wise on the throne shall bear sway.
To the depths of the Ocean the plummet shall sound
And the circle be squared and the longitude found;
All wars, in all climes, on this day too shall cease,
And it just coincides with the Calends of Greece.

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