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1 SUE venal Belinda to grant you the blessing
2 As Jove courted Danae, or vain's your addressing;
3 For love, she asserts, all that's generous inspires,
4 And therefore rich tokens of love she requires.
5 Such suitors as nothing but ardours are boasting,
6 Will ne'er reach Elysium, but ever be coasting,
7 Like pennyless ghosts deny'd passage by Charon,
8 They'll find, without fee, unrelenting the fair one.
9 But give me the nymph not ungrateful to wooing,
10 Who love pays with love, and caresses with cooing,
11 By whom a true heart is accepted as sterling,
12 And Cupid alone makes her lover her darling.


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    Title (in Source Edition): Another.
    Author: John Ellis
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes
    Genres: song
    References: DMI 27898

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. VI. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 271. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.006)

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