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She is faithless, and I am undone •,

Ye that witness the woes I endure, Let reason instruct you to shun

What it cannot instruct you to cure. * Beware how ye loiter in vain

Amid nymphs of an higher degree: It is not for me to explain

How fair, ^and how fickle they be,

Alas! from the day that we met,

What hope of an end to my woes? When I cannot endure to forget

The glance that undid my repose. Yet time may diminish the pain:

The slow's, and the shrub, and the tree, Which I rearM for her pleasure in vain,

In time may have comfort for me.

The sweets of a dew-sprinkled rose,

The sound of a murmuring stream, The peace which from solitude flows,

Henceforth shall be Corvdon's theme. High transports are shewn to the sight,

But we are not to find them our own; Fate never bestow'd such delight,

As I with my Phyllis had known.

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0 ye woods, spread your branches apace; To your deepest recesses I fly;

1 would hide with the beasts of the chace;

I would vanish from every eye.
Yet my reed shall resound thro' the grove

With the same sad complaint it begun;
How she smil'd, and I could not but love;

Was faithlessj and I am undone!

LEVITIES;

: LEVITIES;

OR

PIECES of HUMOUR.

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A Decision for the Ladies.

AWit, by learning well refin'd,
A beau, but of the rural kind,
To Silvia made pretences;
They both profess'd an equal love:
Yet hop'd, by different means, to move
Her judgment, or her senses.

Young sprighdy Flirt, of blooming mien,
Watch'd the best minutes to be seen;

Went—when his glass advis'd him: While meagre Phil of books enquir'd; A wight, for wit and parts admir'd;

And witty ladies priz'd him.

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