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First Line: Tis a moon-tinted primrose, with a well
Last Line: And sheath their minds in scorn and self-conceit.
Subject(s): Birds; Fairies; Metaphor; Poetry & Poets; Elves; Similes


'TIS a moon-tinted primrose, with a well
Of trembling dew; in its soft atmosphere,
A tiny whirlwind of sweet smells, doth dwell
A ladybird; and when no sound is near
That elfin hermit fans the fairy bell
With glazen wings, (mirrors, on which appear
Atoms of colours that flizz by unseen)
And struts about his darling flower with pride.
But, if some buzzing gnat with pettish spleen
Comes whining by, the insect 'gins to hide;
And folds its flimsy drapery between
His speckled buckler and soft, silken side.
So poets fly the critic's snappish heat,
And sheath their minds in scorn and self-conceit.





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