Sweet object of the zephyr's kiss (Lord Mornington)
- Editor: Christopher Shaw (submitted 2021-09-13). Score information: A4, 7 pages, 283 kB Copyright: CC BY SA
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First published: 1782 Warren's nineteenth collection
Original text and translations
Sweet object of the Zephyr's kiss
Come rose, come courted to my bow'r;
Queen of the banks, the garden's bliss,
Come and abash yon tawdry flow'r.
Why call us to revokeless doom?
With grief the op'ning buds reply;
Not suffered to extend our bloom,
Scarce born, alas, before we die.
Man having passed appointed years,
Ours are but days, the scene must close;
And when fate's messenger appears
What is he but a with'red rose?