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1 HOW pleas'd within my native bowers
2 Erewhile I pass'd the day!
3 Was ever scene so deck'd with flowers?
4 Were ever flowers so gay?
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5 How sweetly smil'd the hill, the vale,
6 And all the landskip round!
7 The river gliding down the dale!
8 The hill with beeches crown'd!
9 But now, when urg'd by tender woes
10 I speed to meet my dear,
11 That hill and stream my zeal oppose,
12 And check my fond career.
13 No more, since Daphne was my theme,
14 Their wonted charms I see:
15 That verdant hill, and silver stream,
16 Divide my love and me.


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    Title (in Source Edition): SONG II. The LANDSKIP.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes
    Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza; song
    References: DMI 27232

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 38-39. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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