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A SONG.

1 'TIS strange, this Heart within my breast,
2 Reason opposing, and her Pow'rs,
3 Cannot one gentle Moment rest,
4 Unless it knows what's done in Yours.
5 In vain I ask it of your Eyes,
6 Which subt'ly wou'd my Fears controul;
7 For Art has taught them to disguise,
8 Which Nature made t' explain the Soul.
9 In vain that Sound, your Voice affords,
10 Flatters sometimes my easy Mind;
11 But of too vast Extent are Words
12 In them the Jewel Truth to find.
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13 Then let my fond Enquiries cease,
14 And so let all my Troubles end:
15 For, sure, that Heart shall ne'er know Peace,
16 Which on Anothers do's depend.

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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Themes: relations between the sexes; love
Genres: song

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Miscellany poems, on several occasions: Written by the Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea. London: printed for J. B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713, pp. 271-272. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000)

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