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A SONG.

1 How pleasant is Love,
2 When forbid or unknown;
3 Was my Passion approv'd,
4 It would quickly be gone.
5 It adds to the Charms,
6 When we steal the Delight;
7 Why should Love be expos'd?
8 Since himself has no Sight.
9 In some Silvan Shade,
10 Let me sigh for my Swain;
11 Where none but an Eccho,
12 Will speak on't again.
13 Thus silent and soft,
14 I'll pass the Time on;
15 And when I grow weary,
16 I'll make my Love known.

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

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Poems on Several Occasions, Together with a Pastoral. By Mrs. S. F. London: printed, and are to be sold by J. Nutt, near Stationers-Hall, 1703, p. 51. [20],117,[3],15,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T125148)

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