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SUFFOLK GARLAND:

L OR, A COLLECTION of
POEMS, SONGS, TALES, BALLADS,

SONNETS, AND ELEGIES,
Legendary and Romantic, Historical and Descriptive,

RELATIVE TO THAT COUNTY ;

And Illustrative of its
SCENERY, PLACES, BIOGRAPHY, MANNERS,

HABITS AND CUSTOMS.

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IBRARY
“ The sweet and the sqwer, OF THE
“ The nettle and the flower, IVERSITY
“ The thorne and the rose, CA
“ This GARLAND compose. Thaman

OF

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IPSWICH :

Printed and Sold by John Raw ;
SOLD ALSO BY LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND
BROWN; AND RODD AND SON, LONDON,

MDCCCXVIII.

Prefatory Sonnet,

BY THE REV. JOHN MITFORD, B. A.

VICAR OF BENHALL,

AND RECTOR OF WESTON ST. PETER.

Deem not inelegant his Mind, who loves
'Mid the rude Chronicles of Elder Time
Awhile to sojourn ; and, with fabled rhyme,
In these late days, again in fancy roves
Through moated Halls, and Fields, and ancient

Groves,
Beneath whose shade our Fathers, in their prime,
Have sate ;-but now corroding age and crime
Have left but what their ancient glory proves.
Yet come :-and ʼmid these mouldering Relics trace
The pensive shadows of departed years ;
Mark, how again, with renovated grace,
Its front the long-forgotten Mansion rears ;
And all, upstarting in its wonted place,
As touch'd by some enchanter's wand, appears.

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