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INVOCATION TO CUPID.

TO FREDERICK REYNOLDS, ESQ.

1 DECK'D with rays of purple light,
2 Hither, Cupid, wing thy flight;
3 Through the pure unclouded sky
4 Let thy shafts unnumber'd fly.
5 Bid the warblers of the grove
6 Bow before the shrine of Love;
7 And with thy resistless dart
8 Pierce, O pierce each youthful heart.
9 Hark, how round thy hallow'd shrine,
10 Sweetly chaunt the tuneful Nine;
11 O'er the green enamel'd plains
12 Pouring all their magic strains.
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13 Phoebus now with fervid rays
14 Lights thy altar's holy blaze;
15 And, touching soft his magic lyre,
16 Joins the sweet Aonian choir.

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Title (in Source Edition): INVOCATION TO CUPID. TO FREDERICK REYNOLDS, ESQ.
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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, pp. 55-56. viii,DCXXXII,212p.,plate: port.; 4⁰. (ESTC T142950; OTA K111746.000)

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