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Verses wrote extempore on a Gentleman's playing on the Flute.

I.
1 OH! cease thy too harmonious Strain,
2 Nor thus my ravish'd Soul surprize:
3 What new Ideas, pleasing Pains,
4 Does by the sweet Inchantment rise?
II.
5 Lull'd by the dear bewitching Sound,
6 Each jarring Passion's charm'd to rest;
7 Yet my Soul feels a pleasing Wound,
8 And sweet Disorders fill my Breast.
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III.
9 Forbear to show thy heavenly Art,
10 Nor aim a Conquest o'er my Mind;
11 By Musick soften'd to the Dart,
12 Love may an easy Entrance find.

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Title (in Source Edition): Verses wrote extempore on a Gentleman's playing on the Flute.
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Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a Young Lady. London: printed for, and sold by S. Paterson, 1747, pp. 72-73. [8],88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T139692; OTA K110146.000)

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