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A SONG.

1 HE's gone the bright way that his honour directs him,
2 Oh all ye kind powers let me beg you protect him.
3 He's gone my Dear and left me here mourning;
4 But hang these dull thoughts, I'le fancy him returning.
5 Returning, I'le think the great Hero Victorious,
6 With joy to my Arms as faithful as Glorious.
7 Against his bright Eyes, I am sure there's no standing;
8 He looks like a God, and moves as Commanding.
9 With a Face so Angelick the Foe will be charmed
10 The Conquest were his tho he met'em disarm'd.
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11 They could not (be sure) of a rational nature,
12 That wou'd not relent at so moving a feature.
13 Venus disguis'd he'el be thought by his Beauty;
14 And spar'd from the sense of a generous Duty.
15 Yet when I reflect on the Wounded and Dying,
16 In spight of my Courage it sets me a sighing.
17 But the resolute brave no danger can stay him,
18 Tho' I us'd all my Charms and Arts to delay him.
19 Yet oh ye kind powers you are bound to protect him,
20 Since he'es gone the bright way that Glory directs him.

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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Themes: love; sadness
Genres: song

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Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, pp. 44-45. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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