On Receiving Hayley’s Picture.

A poem by William Cowper

In language warm as could be breathed or penn’d
Thy picture speaks the original, my friend,
Not by those looks that indicate thy mind—
They only speak thee friend of all mankind;
Expression here more soothing still I see,
That friend of all a partial friend to me.

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