Philip Hayes
(1738 - 1797)

Hayes : On Edward's brow : illustration

On Edward's brow
(A.T.T.T.B.)
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Published in The Muses' Delight, 1786.
Lyrics: "For Edward the 6ths statue at St Thomas's Hospital"

On Edward's brow no laurels cast a shade,
Nor at his feet are war-like spoils display'd;
Yet here, since first his bounty rais'd the pile,
The lame grow active and the languid smile;
See this, ye chiefs, and struck with envy pine;
To kill is brutal, but to save divine.