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SONNET: 5: WRITTEN AFTER SEEING COLLECTION OF PICTURES AT WILTON HOUSE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: From pembroke's princely dome, where mimic art
Last Line: And in bright trophies clothe the twilight wall.
Subject(s): Paintings And Painters; Wilton House, Wiltshire, England


FROM Pembroke's princely dome, where mimic Art
Decks with a magic hand the dazzling bowers,
Its living hues where the warm pencil pours,
And breathing forms from the rude marble start --
How to life's humbler scene can I depart,
My breast all glowing from these gorgeous towers?
In my low cell how cheat the sullen hours?
Vain the complaint; for Fancy can impart
(To Fate superior, and to Fortune's doom)
Whate'er adorns the stately-storied hall.
She, 'mid the dungeon's solitary gloom,
Can dress the Graces in their Attic pall;
Bid the green landscape's vernal beauty bloom,
And in bright trophies clothe the twilight wall.





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