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[Song] IV. Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs.

1 ADIEU, ye jovial youths, who join
2 To plunge old Care in floods of wine;
3 And, as your dazled eye-balls roll,
4 Discern him struggling in the bowl.
5 Nor yet is hope so wholly flown,
6 Nor yet is thought so tedious grown,
7 But limpid stream and shady tree
8 Retain, as yet, some sweets for me.
9 And see, thro' yonder silent grove,
10 See yonder does my Daphne rove:
11 With pride her foot-steps I pursue,
12 And bid your frantick joys adieu.
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13 The sole confusion I admire,
14 Is that my Daphne's eyes inspire:
15 I scorn the madness you approve,
16 And value reason next to love.


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    Title (in Source Edition): [Song] IV. Written in a Collection of Bacchanalian Songs.
    Themes: reason; love
    Genres: song
    References: DMI 27281

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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], pp. 343-344. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.004)

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