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The Works of Lord Byron (ed. Coleridge, Prothero)/Poetry/Volume 1/On the Eyes of Miss A—— H——

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ON THE EYES OF MISS A—— H——[1]

Anne's Eye is liken'd to the Sun,
From it such Beams of Beauty fall;
And this can be denied by none,
For like the Sun, it shines on All.


Then do not admiration smother,
Or say these glances don't become her;
To you, or I, or any other
Her Sun, displays perpetual Summer.[2]

January 14, 1807.


  1. [Miss Anne Houson. From an autograph MS. at Newstead, now for the first time printed.]
  2. [Compare, for the same simile, the lines "To Edward Noel Long, Esq.," p. 187, ante.