You who remote in London lye
Title: The Lawrell
Primary Text: MS Wellesley, 123.*
Secondary Ed: 1988 Ellis d'Alessandro prints Wellesley text, 154- 5; McGovern & Hinnant, 111-2.
20C: 1980 Hampsten prints Wellesley text, 14-5.
Comment: Successfully comic-poignant poem, in the mode and manner of her "An Apology for my fearful temper," a burlesque which seriously rejects war which seems to have taken poor "Dick Halks of Wye" where Finch is now clearly staying; she also satirizes Londoners who think they are at the center of existence, and says, once again, that trees are vastly superior to men whatever their occupation (factions, elections, giving prizes of "bays" for poetry.
Date: By place and reference to Eugene (who was outnumbered and called, uselessly, for reinforcements at Tyrol in 1701).
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