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dern. She sends him a pressing invitation, in verse, to visit her in the happy manse at Medford. Her residence then was on the spot now occupied by the house of Misses Elizabeth and Lucy Ann Brooks,--the spot on which this history has been written. In imitation of Horace, she recounts the reasons for his coming. The poem is too long to be extracted here; so we give only a part:-- From the soft shades and from the balmy sweets Of Medford's flowery vales and green retreats, Your absent Delia to her father sends, And prays to see him ere the summer ends. Now, while the earth's with beauteous verdure dyed, And Flora paints the meads in all her pride; While laden trees Pomonia's bounty own, And Ceres' treasures do the fields adorn; From the thick smokes and noisy town, oh, come, And in these plains a while forget your home. But though rich dainties never spread my board, Nor my cool vaults Calabrian wines afford; Yet what is neat and wholesome I can spread,-- My good, fat bacon, an