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To the Same.

I.
1 WHEN I think on your truth, I doubt you no more,
2 I blame all the fears I gave way to before,
3 I say to my heart, "Be at rest, and believe
4 That whom once she has chosen she never will leave.
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II.
5 But ah! when I think on each ravishing grace
6 That plays in the smiles of that heavenly face,
7 My heart beats again; I again apprehend
8 Some fortunate rival in every friend.
III.
9 These painful suspicions you cannot remove,
10 Since you neither can lessen your charms nor my love;
11 But doubts caus'd by passion you never can blame;
12 For they are not ill founded, or you feel the same.

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    Title (in Source Edition): To the Same.
    Themes: love
    Genres: lyric
    References: DMI 22330

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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], pp. 63-64. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163)

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