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To the Same.

1 TO him who in an hour must die,
2 Not swifter seems that hour to fly,
3 Than slow the minutes seem to me,
4 Which keep me from the sight of thee.
5 Not more that trembling wretch would give
6 Another day or year to live;
7 Than I to shorten what remains
8 Of that long hour which thee detains.
9 Oh! come to my impatient arms,
10 Oh! come with all thy heav'nly charms,
11 At once to justify and pay
12 The pain I feel from this delay.


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    Title (in Source Edition): To the Same.
    Themes: love; death
    Genres: lament
    References: DMI 22323

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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. 59. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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