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ON the Brow of Richmond Hill,
Which Europe scarce can parallel,
Ev'ry Eye such Wonders fill,
To view the Prospect round ;
By whose fair Fruitful side,
The Silver Thames does softly glide,
Meadows dress'd in Summers Pride,
With verdant Beauties crown'd :
Lovely Cynthia passing by,
With brighter Glories blest my Eye,
Ah ! then in vain, in vain said I,
The Fields and Flowers do shine ;
Nature in this Charming Place,
Created Pleasure in Excess,
But all are Poor to Cynthia's Face,
Whose Features are Divine.

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