Philip Hayes
(1738 - 1797)

Hayes : Made to engage all hearts : illustration

Made to engage all hearts
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Published in The Muses' Delight, 1786.
Lyrics: George Lyttleton, first Baron Lyttleton

Made to engage all hearts, and charm all eyes;
Tho' meek, magnanimous; tho' witty, wise;
Polite, as all her life in courts had been;
Yet good, as she the world had never seen;
The noble fire of an exalted mind,
With gentle female tenderness combin'd.
Her speech was the melodious voice of love,
Her song the warbling of the vernal grove;
Her eloquence was sweeter than her song,
Soft as her heart, and as her reason, strong;
Her form each beauty of her mind express'd.
Her mind was virtue by the Graces dress'd.