The Poetical Works of the Right Hon. George Granville, Lord Lansdowne/40

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Gueſs, and I ’ll frankly own her name,
Whoſe eyes have kindled ſuch a flame;
The Spartan or the Cyprian queen
Had ne’er been ſung had ſhe been ſeen:
Who ſet the very gods at war5
Were but faint images of her.
Believe me, for by Heav’ns ’t is true!
The ſun in all his ample view

Sees nothing half ſo fair or bright,
Not ev’n his own reflected light.10
So ſweet a face! ſuch graceful mien!
Who can this be?—’T is Howard—or Ballenden.12