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EPIGRAM VII.

1 I Swore I lov'd, and you believ'd,
2 Yet, trust me, we were both deceiv'd;
3 Tho' all I swore, was true.
4 I lov'd one gen'rous, good, and kind,
5 A form created in my mind;
6 And thought that form was you.

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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM VII.
    Themes: love
    Genres: ballad metre; epigram
    References: DMI 22444

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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. 236. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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