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To Lady H—Y.
[ed.] Lady Hervey, a courtier. "Mary, daughter of Brigadier-General Nicholas Le Pell. She married the 25th of October,1720, John, afterwards Lord Hervey, eldest son to the Earl of Bristol, who died in the life-time of his father. [...] She died September 2, 1768." (1782) (AH)

1 H—Y would you know the passion
2 You have kindled in my breast,
3 Trifling is the inclination
4 That by words can be express'd.
5 In my silence see the lover,
6 True love is by silence known;
7 In my eyes you'll best discover
8 All the power of your own.


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    Title (in Source Edition): To Lady H—Y.
    Themes: love
    Genres: dedication
    References: DMI 25788

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. IV. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 223. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.004)

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