Verses To Clarinda

Sent with a Pair of Wine-Glasses.

      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 them to the generous toast,      "The whole of human kind!"       "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!"