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To the Same.

1 YOUR shape, your lips, your eyes are still the same,
2 Still the bright object of my constant flame;
3 But where is now the tender glance, that stole
4 With gentle sweetness my enchanted soul?
5 Kind fears, impatient wishes, soft desires,
6 Each melting charm that love alone inspires,
7 These, these are lost; and I behold no more
8 The maid, my heart delighted to adore.
9 Yet still unchang'd, still doating to excess,
10 I ought but dare not try to love you less;
11 Weakly I grieve, unpity'd I complain;
12 But not unpunish'd shall your change remain;
13 For you, cold maid, whom no complaints can move,
14 Were far more blest, when you like me cou'd love.

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    Title (in Source Edition): To the Same.
    Themes: love
    Genres: heroic couplet; sonnet
    References: DMI 22329

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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. 63. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163)

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