1 WHILE, Strephon, thus you teize one,
2 To say, what won my heart;
3 It cannot sure be treason,
4 If I the truth impart.
5 'Twas not your smile, tho' charming;
6 'Twas not your eyes, tho' bright;
7 'Twas not your bloom, tho' warming;
8 Nor beauty's daz'ling light.
9 'Twas not your dress, tho' shining;
10 Nor shape, that made me sigh:
11 'Twas not your tongue, combining,
12 For that I knew — might lye.
13 No — 'twas your generous nature;
14 Bold, soft; sincere, and gay:
15 It shone in every feature,
16 And stole my heart away.
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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Author: Anthony Whistler
Themes: love; virtue; vice; beauty
References: DMI 26708
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