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SONG VI. The Attribute of VENUS.

1 YES; Fulvia is like Venus fair;
2 Has all her bloom, and shape and air:
3 But still, to perfect every grace,
4 She wants the smile upon her face.
5 The crown majestic Juno wore;
6 And Cynthia's brow the crescent bore,
7 An helmet mark'd Minerva's mien,
8 But smiles distinguish'd Beauty's queen.
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9 Her train was form'd of smiles of loves
10 Her chariot drawn by gentlest doves;
11 And from her zone, the nymph may find,
12 'Tis Beauty's province to be kind.
13 Then smile, my fair; and all whose aim
14 Aspires to paint the Cyprian dame,
15 Or bid her breathe in living stone,
16 Shall take their forms from you alone.


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    Title (in Source Edition): SONG VI. The Attribute of VENUS.
    Themes: women; female character; beauty
    Genres: song
    References: DMI 27236

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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. 41-42. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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