"TIS AN OLD TALE, AND OFTEN TOLD.
MISS ISABEL GOLDSMID,
AUTHOR OF "SHADOWS AND SUNSHINE."
THIS let me hope, that when in public view
I bring my pictures, men may feel them true:
"This is a likeness," may they all declare,
"And I have seen him, but I know not where."
For I should mourn the mischief I had done,
If, as the likeness, all would fix on one.
No! let the guiltless, if there such be found,
Launch forth the spear, and deal the deadly wound.
How can I so the cause of virtue aid,
Who am myself attainted and afraid?
What! write in a book,
Where the learned may look,
Which the critic may con at his leisure?
GEORGE ROUTLEDGE AND CO., FARRINGDON STREET.