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SONG.

TO ALMERIA.

1 THOUGH since I lov'd an age is flown,
2 The blissful hour you still postpone;
3 Ah! lovely Maid, no longer frown,
4 But each fond hope with rapture crown.
5 Nor think, though lur'd by Angel charms,
6 That Time will linger in thy arms;
7 Oh! no; his scythe shall crop the rose
8 That on thy cheek divinely blows.
9 But ere the russian riot there,
10 To Nature yield, enchanting fair;
11 Nor more my ardent wish reprove,
12 For know, Life's richest boon is Love.

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Title (in Source Edition): SONG. TO ALMERIA.
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Genres: song; address

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Poems: by the late George-Monck Berkeley, Esq. ... With a preface by the editor, consisting of some anecdotes of Mr. Monck Berkeley and several of his friends. London: printed by J. Nichols; and sold by Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby; Mr. Edwards; Mr. Cooke, Oxford; Mr. Todd, York; Messrs. Simmons and Co.; Messrs. Flackton, Marrable, and Claris; and Mr. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797, p. 26. viii,DCXXXII,212p.,plate: port.; 4⁰. (ESTC T142950; OTA K111746.000)

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