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MELODY.

I.
1 LIGHTSOME, as convey'd by sparrows,
2 Love and beauty cross'd the plains,
3 Flights of little pointed arrows
4 Love dispatch'd among the swains.
5 But so much our shepherds dread him,
6 (Spoiler of their peace profound)
7 Swift as scudding fawns they fled him,
8 Frighted, tho' they felt no wound.
II.
9 Now the wanton God grown slier,
10 And for each fond mischief ripe,
11 Comes disguis'd in Pan's attire,
12 Tuning sweet an oaten pipe.
13 Echo, by the winding river,
14 Doubles his deluding strains;
15 While the boy conceals his quiver
16 From the slow returning swains.
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III.
17 As Palemon, unsuspecting,
18 Prais'd the sly musician's art;
19 Love, his light disguise rejecting,
20 Lodg'd an arrow in his heart.
21 Cupid will enforce your duty,
22 Shepherds, and would have you taught,
23 Those that timid fly from beauty
24 May by MELODY be caught.

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Title (in Source Edition): MELODY.
Themes: love
Genres: pastoral
References: DMI 31283

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A collection of the most esteemed pieces of poetry: that have appeared for several years. With variety of originals, by the late Moses Mendez, Esq; and other contributors to Dodsley's collection. To which this is intended as a supplement. London: printed for Richardson and Urquhart, 1767, pp. 319-320. [8],320p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T124631; DMI 1073; OTA K099398.000)

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