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A SONG.

1 NOT the soft sighs of vernal gales,
2 The fragrance of the flowery vales,
3 The murmurs of the chrystal rill,
4 The vocal grove, the verdant hill;
5 Not all their charms, tho' all unite,
6 Can touch my bosom with delight.
7 Not all the gems on India's shore,
8 Not all Peru's unbounded store,
9 Not all the power, nor all the fame,
10 That heroes, kings, or poets claim;
11 Nor knowledge which the learn'd approve,
12 To form one wish my soul can move.
13 Yet Nature's charms allure my eyes,
14 And knowledge, wealth, and fame I prize:
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15 Fame, wealth, and knowledge I obtain,
16 Nor seek I Nature's charms in vain;
17 In lovely STELLA all combine,
18 And, lovely STELLA! thou art mine.

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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Themes: love
Genres: song
References: DMI 32594

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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. 245-246. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003)

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