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TO THE SAME, AFTER HAVING RECEIVED FROM HER, FOR A WATCH, A HEART WROUGHT WITH HER OWN HAIR, AND INCLUDING HER NAME, AFFECTEDLY INCLOSED IN A NUMBER OF COVERS.

1 WHAT tho' your art my hopes evade,
2 While many a tedious moment flies;
3 My patient search is well repaid,
4 Not India's wealth so wish'd a prize.
5 Tho' wanton Love the breast embroil
6 In many a wile, and care, and pain,
7 Who would not pleas'd pursue the toil,
8 A faithful heart at last to gain.
9 The trembling hopes, the anxious fears,
10 The pleasing pains which love inspires,
11 Each trouble past the bliss indears,
12 And helps to fan the guiltless fires.
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13 Long as the hand of this machine
14 Marks, as they pass, the fleeting hours;
15 As long as life itself is mine,
16 Engaging wit and beauty yours:
17 This well-wrought heart shall e'er retain
18 The name to love and friendship dear;
19 While in my own your charms remain
20 In glowing colours painted there.

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Title (in Source Edition): TO THE SAME, AFTER HAVING RECEIVED FROM HER, FOR A WATCH, A HEART WROUGHT WITH HER OWN HAIR, AND INCLUDING HER NAME, AFFECTEDLY INCLOSED IN A NUMBER OF COVERS.
Author: Anonymous
Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; love
Genres: address
References: DMI 32549

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A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. III. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, pp. 45-46. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003)

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