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1 SInce first you knew my am'rous smart,
2 Each day augments your proud disdain;
3 'Twas then enough to break my heart,
4 And now, thank heav'n! to break my chain.
5 Cease, thou scorner, cease to shun me!
6 Now let love and hatred cease!
7 Half that rigour had undone me,
8 All that rigour gives me peace.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM II.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; love; hate
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22438

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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. 235. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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