1 AS Chloe ply'd her needle's art,
2 A purple drop the spear
3 Made from her heedless finger start,
4 And from her eyes a tear.
5 Ah! might but Chloe by her smart
6 Be taught for mine to feel;
7 Mine caus'd by Cupid's piercing dart,
8 More sharp than pointed steel!
9 Then I her needle would adore,
10 Love's arrow it should be,
11 Indu'd with such a subtle pow'r
12 To reach her heart for me.
About this text
Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Author: John Ellis
Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; women; female character
Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza; song
References: DMI 27897
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