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A SONG.

I.
Fair, sweet, and young, receive a prize
Reserved for

your

victorious eyes : From crowds, whom at your feet you see, O pity, and distinguish me!

As I from thousand beauties more
Distinguish you, and only you adore.

II.
Your face for conquest was design'd,
Your every motion charms my mind;
Angels, when you your silence break,
Forget their hymns, to hear you speak;

But when at once they hear and view,
Are loath to mount, and long to stay with you.

III.
No graces can your form improve,
But all are lost, unless you love;
While that sweet passion you

disdain, Your veil and beauty are in vain.

In pity then prevent my fate,
For after dying all reprieve's too late.

A SONG.

High state and honours to others impart,

But give me your heart;
That treasure, that treasure alone,

I beg for my own.
So gentle a love, so fervent a fire,

My soul does inspire ;
That treasure, that treasure alone,

I beg for my own.
Your love let me crave;

Give me in possessing

So matchless a blessing;
That empire is all I would have.

Love's my petition,
All my ambition;
If e'er you discover
So faithful a lover,
So real a flame,

I'll die, I'll die,
So give up my game.

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RONDELAY.

1. Chloe found Amyntas lying,

All in tears, upon the plain, Sighing to himself, and crying,

Wretched I, to love in vain! Kiss me, dear, before my dying Kiss me once, and ease my pain.

II.
Sighing to himself, and crying,

Wretched I, to love in vain !
Ever scorning, and denying

To reward your faithful swain. Kiss me, dear, before my dying; Kiss me once, and ease my pain.

III.
Ever scorning, and denying

To reward your faithful swain.Chloe, laughing at his crying,

Told him, that he loved in vain. Kiss me, dear, before my dying ; Kiss me once, and ease my pain.

IV.

Chloe, laughing at his crying,

Told him, that he loved in vain ; But, repenting, and complying,

When he kiss'd, she kiss'd again : Kiss'd him up before his dying ;

Kiss'd him up, and eased his pain. A SONG.

I. Go tell Amynta, gentle swain, I would not die, nor dare complain : Thy tuneful voice with numbers join, Thy words will more prevail than mine. To souls oppress'd, and dumb with grief, The gods ordain this kind relief, That music should in sounds convey, What dying lovers dare not say.

II. A sigh or tear, perhaps, she'll give, But love on pity cannot live. Tell her that hearts for hearts were made, And love with love is only paid. Tell her my pains so fast increase, That soon they will be past redress; But, ah! the wretch that speechless lies, Attends but death to close his eyes.

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