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1 UNtouch'd by love, unmov'd by wit,
2 I found no charms in MATTHEW'S lyre,
3 But unconcern'd read all he writ,
4 Tho' love and Phoebus did inspire:
5 Till SYLVIA took her favourite's part,
6 Resolv'd to prove my judgment wrong;
7 Her proofs prevail'd, they reach'd my heart,
8 And soon I felt the poet's song.


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    Title (in Source Edition): VERSES written in SYLVIA'S PRIOR.
    Author: David Garrick
    Themes: love; poetry; literature; writing
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22576

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. III. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 238. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.003)

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