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ACROSTIC ON MISS [ELEANOR HOYLAND].

1768.

1 ENCHANTING is the mighty power of Love;
2 Life stript of amorous joys would irksome prove;
3 Ev'n Heaven's great Thund'rer woreth 'easy chain,
4 And over all the world, Love keeps his reign;
5 No human heart can bear the piercing blade,
6 Or I than others, am more tender made.
7 Right thro' my heart a burning arrow drove,
8 Hoyland's bright eyes, were made the bows of Love.
9 Oh! torture, inexpressibly severe!
10 You are the pleasing Author of my care;
11 Look down, fair Angel, on a Swain distrest,
12 A gracious smile from you would make me blest.
13 Nothing but that blest favour stills my grief,
14 Death, that denied, will quickly give relief.

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Title (in Source Edition): ACROSTIC ON MISS [ELEANOR HOYLAND]. 1768.
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A Supplement to the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton London: printed for T. Becket, in Pall-Mall; Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and Their Royal Highnesses the Princes. MDCCLXXXIV., 1784, p. 8. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000)

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