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1 EVER busy'd, ne'er employ'd,
2 Ever loving, ne'er enjoy'd,
3 Ever doom'd to seek and miss,
4 And pay unbless'd the price of bliss.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM XVI.
    Themes: love
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 23504

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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. 139. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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