1 STELLA and Flavia every hour
2 Do various hearts surprize;
3 In Stella's soul lies all her power,
4 And Flavia's in her eyes.
5 More boundless Flavia's conquests are,
6 And Stella's more confin'd;
7 All can discern a face that's fair,
8 But few a lovely mind.
9 Stella, like Britain's monarchs, reigns
10 O'er cultivated lands;
11 Like eastern tyrants Flavia deigns
12 To rule o'er barren sands.
13 Then boast not, Flavia, thy fair face,
14 Thy beauty's only store;
15 Thy charms will every day decrease,
16 Each day gives Stella more.
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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Themes: wit; women; female character; beauty
Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza; lyric
References: DMI 11555
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