If we those Gen'rous Sons, deserv'dly Praise
Title: Upon my Lord WINCHILSEA's converting the Mount in his Garden to a Terras, And other Alterations, and Improvements, In His House, Park, and Gardens.
Primary Text: MS Folger, 46-8.*
Secondary Eds: 1903 Reynold prints Folger text, 33-61; rpt of 1903 Reynolds: 1930 Fausset, 17-9.
Comment: To Charles Finch, an exquisitely beautiful landscape poem; while Anne celebrates Charles's replacement of Eastwell's Elizabethan mullioned windows with clear glass sash windows ( and thus her "Some occasional reflection .... ", No. 154, 1707-9 must have been written after this poem), she expresses an ambivalent attitude towards the improvements at Eastwell by both Heneage's father, the second Earl (who is said to have felled the grove in question around 1669-70) and Charles.
Date: Charles's landscape improvements are referred to as going on in a letter by Edward Southwell dated July 22, 1702. The "improvements" would not be visible until the following spring 1703.
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