CHLOE'S unknown Likeness,
1 IN shape, in air, in face and voice
2 The very ape of Chloe!
3 Since I have fix'd for life my choice,
4 'Tis well I do not know you.
5 Yet witness, Love, I own the power
6 Of this ideal maid:
7 So much my Chloe I adore,
8 I bow me to her shade.
9 If idol-worship be a fault,
10 Have mercy, Love, on me —
11 Chloe's the goddess of my thought,
12 Tho' Celia bows my knee.
13 Tho' the mock-sun amuse the sight,
14 And more demand the view;
15 We wonder at the mimic light,
16 But only feel the true.
17 Forgive me, fair reflected shade,
18 That I suppress this flame:
19 Who can pursue th' ideal maid,
20 Bless'd in the real dame?
21 Consult your mind, consult your glass,
22 Each charm of sense and youth;
23 Then own, who changes is an ass,
24 Nor wonder at my truth.
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Title (in Source Edition): CHLOE'S unknown Likeness, 1738.
Author: John Hoadly
Themes: women; female character; beauty
Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza
References: DMI 27743
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