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Farewell to Thalia single work   poetry   "Mnemosnye's fair Daughter! most beloved"
Issue Details: First known date: 1864... 1864 Farewell to Thalia
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  • Author's note: 1862.
  • Epigraph: These studies invigorate boyhood; please old age; decorate prosperity; afford a refuge and solace in adversity; delight one, when at home; no ways obstruct one, when abroad; they tarry with us at night, they travel with us to foreign parts, they dwell with us in the country. - M. T. Cicero. [Tranlated from the Latin by the author. See note on page 131.]
  • Epigraph: "Vattene in pace, alma beata e bella!" [From the Italian and translated by the author as 'Depart in peace, blessed and beautiful spirit!' See note on page 131.]
  • Epigraph: "So! now 'tis ended like an old wife's story." - Webster.
  • Author's note: Mnemosyne (Memory) was the mother of the Nine Muses - whose names and peculiar function I register here below, for the benefit of such of my Readers as may have ceased to cherish their Classick lore. [The poet then lists the nine muses including the subject of this poem: Thalia 'who presided over Festivals and Comick Poetry'.]

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