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THE Female Passion,

I.
1 A Thousand great resolves, as great
2 As reason could inspire,
3 I have commenc'd; but ah how soon
4 The daring thoughts expire!
II.
5 Honour and Pride I've often rouz'd,
6 And bid 'em bravely stand,
7 But e're my charming foe appears
8 They cowardly disband.
III.
9 One dart from his insulting eyes,
10 Eyes I'm undone to meet,
11 Throws all my boasting faculties
12 At the lov'd Tyrant's feet.
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IV.
13 In vain alas, 'tis all in vain,
14 To struggle with my fate,
15 I'm sure I ne're shall cease to love,
16 How much less can I hate!
V.
17 Against relentless destiny,
18 Hopeless to overcome,
19 Not Sisiphus more sadly strives
20 With his Eternal Doom.

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Title (in Source Edition): THE Female Passion,
Themes: love
Genres: epigram

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Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, pp. 30-31. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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