To Mrs C
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.