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To the same Gentleman.

1 AH lay this cruel Artifice aside,
2 This barbarous distance, and affected Pride;
3 Or else resign my heart, which is too great
4 For you in this imperious way to treat.
5 I know you'r gay and charming as the Spring,
6 And that I ne'r beheld a lovelier thing,
7 But know as well the influence of my Eyes,
8 Nor can you think my heart a vulgar prize.

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Title (in Source Edition): To the same Gentleman.
Themes: love
Genres: address

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Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, p. 23. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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