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THE VALE OF MANLY.


But adds to their already ardent love
By each fresh charm her doubting calls to life.

 So Vale of Manly! wooed by Ocean wild
That pours in homage at thy feet his waves,
And by the gentle Spirit of the Bay,
That brings the sylvan graces in his train,
To spend their skill in decking out thy bowers,
To neither dost thou yield thy blooming charms,
But well dost deem that in the privilege
Of wooing, all their love is well repaid