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Letter from Matthew Flinders to Ann Flinders (17 of 41) (FLI25) Page 4

dearest of my friends.
    The enclosed certificates are for John Franklin and young Lound.

[Also on this letter but written in a different pen and possibly by a different hand; a love poem from Ann to Matthew?]

Hail thou kind Meƒsenger of faith & love,
    Ardent I preƒs thee to my aching breast,
Oh may thou soothing pow'rs, thy influence prove
    A charm to lull these torturing cases to rest —


Welcome dear stranger from a foreign shore,
    Here rest thee on my bosom, gentle Friend;
More valued for than India's golden ore,
    For thou canst Joy, & Peace & Comfort lend —


Yes thou canst cheer the sorrows of my heart
And give hopes Sunbeam to my darken'd mind,
Thy tender lines, soft raptures, can impart
Visions of bliƒs & extacies [sic] refined —


Then rest thee gentle Wander'r on my breast
Thou balmy cordial of a heart distreƒsed —

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