Complimentary Epigram on Maria Riddell
- "Praise Woman still," his lordship roars,
- "Deserv'd or not, no matter?"
- But thee, whom all my soul adores,
- Ev'n Flattery cannot flatter:
- Maria, all my thought and dream,
- Inspires my vocal shell;
- The more I praise my lovely theme,
- The more the truth I tell.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.