On Seeing a Bust of Mrs. Montague

Samuel Johnson 1709 (Lichfield) – 1784 (London)



Had this fair figure, which this frame displays,
Adorn'd in Roman time the brightest days,
In every dome, in every sacred place,
Her statue would have breathed an added grace,
And on its basis would have been enroll'd,
'This is Minerva, cast in Virtue's mould.'

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 264
Words 48
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6

Samuel Johnson

The Reverend Doctor Samuel Johnson was a clergyman, educator, and philosopher in colonial British North America. more…

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