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SONG

WRITTEN FOR THE STRAWBERRY HILL FOUNDLING PLAY, AND SUNG BY MRS. JOURDAIN.

1 WITH the rough blast heaves the billow,
2 In the light air waves the willow,
3 Every thing of moving kind
4 Varies with the veering wind;
5 What have I to do with thee,
6 Dull, unjoyous Constancy?
7 After fretted, pouting sorrow,
8 Sweet will be thy smile to-morrow;
9 Changing still, each passing thing
10 Fairest is upon the wing:
11 What have I to do with thee,
12 Dull, unjoyous Constancy?
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13 Song of love, and satire witty,
14 Sprightly glee and doleful ditty;
15 Every mood and every lay,
16 Welcome all, but do not stay;
17 For what have I to do with thee,
18 Dull, unjoyous Constancy?

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG WRITTEN FOR THE STRAWBERRY HILL FOUNDLING PLAY, AND SUNG BY MRS. JOURDAIN.
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Fugitive Verses. By Joanna Baillie, author of “Dramas on the Passions,“ etc. London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street. MDCCCXL., 1840, pp. 189-190. 

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