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1 LOvely shines thy wedded fair,
2 Gentle as the yielding air;
3 Cheering as the solar beam,
4 Soothing as the fountain-stream.
5 Why then, jealous husband, rail?
6 All may breathe the ambient gale,
7 Bask in heaven's diffusive ray,
8 Drink the streams that pass away.
9 All may share unless'ning joy,
10 Why then jealous, peevish boy?
11 Water, air, and light confine,
12 Ere thou think'st her only thine.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM XIII.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; beauty
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22450

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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. 238. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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