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TO MISS , ON HER GIVING THE AUTHOR A GOLD AND SILK NETWORK PURSE OF HER OWN WEAVING.

1 THOUGH gold and silk their charms unite,
2 To make thy curious web delight,
3 In vain the varied work would shine,
4 If wrought by any hand but thine,
5 Thy hand that knows the subtler art,
6 To weave those nets that catch the heart.
7 Spread out by me, the roving coin,
8 Thy nets may catch, but not confine,
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9 Nor can I hope thy silken chain,
10 The glittering vagrants shall restrain;
11 Why, SYLVIA, was it then decreed,
12 The heart once caught should ne'er be freed?

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Title (in Source Edition): TO MISS —, ON HER GIVING THE AUTHOR A GOLD AND SILK NETWORK PURSE OF HER OWN WEAVING.
Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; art; painting
Genres: address
References: DMI 32598

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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. 250-251. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003)

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