To Clarinda [To Clarinda]

FAIR Empress of the Poet's soul,
And Queen of Poetesses;
Clarinda, take this little boon,
This humble pair of Glasses:

And fill them up with generous juice,
As generous as your mind;
And pledge me in the generous toast------
"The whole of Humankind!"

"To those who love us!"------second fill;
But not to those whom we love,
Lest we love those who love not us:--- -
A third--------"To thee and me, Love!"

Long may we live! Long may we love!
And long may we be happy!!!
And may we never want a Glass,
Well charg’d with generous Nappy!!!!