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A SONG.

1 A thousand Gay obliging Youths,
2 I unconcern'd can see,
3 But when Exalis doth appear;
4 He shakes my Constancy.
5 In spite of all my Proud Resolves,
6 I soften at his Charms,
7 And almost wish my self to be;
8 In his regardless Arms.
9 Some milder Power, reverse my Fate,
10 He's doom'd to Love elsewhere,
11 I beg my Passion you'd Translate;
12 I would not rob his Fair.
13 Let him persue his fond Amour,
14 Grant I may pity those,
15 Who sigh for me and make him kind;
16 Unto the Nymph he's chose.

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

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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. 90. [20],117,[3],15,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T125148)

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