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On a Lady drinking the Bath-Waters.

1 THE gushing streams impetuous flow,
2 In haste to DELIA'S lips to go,
3 With equal haste and equal heat,
4 Who would not rush those lips to meet?
5 Bless'd envy'd streams, still greater bliss
6 Attends your warm and liquid kiss.
7 For from her lips your welcome tide
8 Shall down her heaving bosom glide;
9 There fill each swelling globe of love,
10 And touch that heart I ne'er could move.
11 From hence in soft meanders stray,
12 And find at last the blissful way
13 Which thought may paint, tho' verse mayn't say.
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14 Too happy rival dwell not there
15 To rack my heart with jealous care,
16 But quit the blest abode, tho' loth,
17 And quickly passing, ease us both.


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    Title (in Source Edition): On a Lady drinking the Bath-Waters.
    Themes: medicine; love; places
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22347

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. I. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 329-330. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.001)

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