A HYMN to VENUS, IN IMITATION of SAPHO.
1 VENUS, Queen of tender Fires,
2 Pleasing Pains, and soft Desires;
3 Sweet Enslaver of the Heart,
4 Here thy gentle Aid impart;
5 To my mourning Soul give Ease,
6 And bid my soft Complainings cease.
7 Hither beauteous Goddess move,
8 Leave a while th' Idalian Grove;
9 Once more to my transported Breast,
10 Come a mild, a grateful Guest;
11 There confirm thy pleasing Reign,
12 Free from Cares, and free from Pain.
13 Oh! if e'er my artless Strains,
14 By Thee inspired, breath'd thy Pains;
15 Propitious now thy Suppliant hear,
16 And grant a Lover's ardent Pray'r?
17 Ah! let me not despairing mourn,
18 But meet a kind, a wish'd Return.
19 Make Philander feel my Pow'r,
20 Fear my Scorn, my Smiles adore,
21 Let the dear Deceiver know,
22 All the Pains he can bestow:
23 To me that valued Heart resign,
24 And fix the lovely Wand'rer mine.
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Title (in Source Edition): A HYMN to VENUS, IN IMITATION of SAPHO.
Author: Charlotte Lennox (née Ramsay)
Genres: hymn; imitation
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- ENVY. A SATIRE. ()
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- In Answer to Consolatory Verses wrote by a Friend. ()
- THE LANGUAGE of the EYES TO LADY J— F—. ()
- An ODE To SLEEP ()
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- On reading HUTCHISON on the PASSIONS. ()
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- A PASTORAL, FROM THE SONG of SOLOMON. ()
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- The QUESTION. ()
- THE RIVAL NYMPHS. A TALE. ()
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