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Written in the Year 1732.

1 SAY, MYRA, why is gentle Love
2 A stranger to that mind,
3 Which pity and esteem can move;
4 Which can be just and kind?
5 Is it because you fear to share
6 The ills that Love molest:
7 The jealous Doubt, the tender Care,
8 That rack the am'rous breast?
9 Alas! by some degree of woe
10 We ev'ry bliss must gain:
11 The heart can ne'er a transport know,
12 That never feels a pain.


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    Title (in Source Edition): SONG. Written in the Year 1732.
    Themes: love
    Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza; song
    References: DMI 22316

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. II. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 55. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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