An ODE, IN IMITATION of SAPHO.
1 ME the loveliest truest Swain,
2 Often woo's, but woo's in vain;
3 Tender, soft, beseeching Eyes,
4 Pleading Tears, and melting Sighs:[Page 52]
5 Such soft Pains as Lovers feel,
6 Such his dying Looks reveal.
7 Yet by Pride, by Shame with-held,
8 Every yielding Thought's repell'd:
9 Scarce the Sigh that heaves my Breast,
10 Scarce the falling Tear's represt:
11 Yet may artful Tongue denies
12 My Love, and contradicts my Eyes.
13 If then, charming Youth, you'd know
14 All my Love, and all my Woe;
15 All my Heart, without Disguise,
16 Read it in my artless Eyes.
17 They'll in tender Language tell
18 What I wou'd in vain conceal.
19 There each yielding Thought betray'd,
20 All my Hopes and Fears display'd:
21 The soft Flame which warms my Breast,
22 In each melting Look's confest:
23 While unstudied Glances prove,
24 All is Truth, and all is Love.
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Title (in Source Edition): An ODE, IN IMITATION of SAPHO.
Author: Charlotte Lennox (née Ramsay)
Genres: ode; imitation
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- AMINTA and DELIA. A PASTORAL. ()
- ARDELIA to FLAVIA, An EPISTLE. ()
- The ART of COQUETTRY. ()
- The DREAM. ()
- ENVY. A SATIRE. ()
- An EPISTLE TO MONESES, IN IMITATION of OVID. ()
- A HYMN to VENUS, IN IMITATION of SAPHO. ()
- In Answer to Consolatory Verses wrote by a Friend. ()
- THE LANGUAGE of the EYES TO LADY J— F—. ()
- An ODE To SLEEP ()
- An ODE. ()
- ON A LADY's Singing. ()
- On reading HUTCHISON on the PASSIONS. ()
- A PARODY ON AN ODE of HORACE, As TRANSLATED by Mr. FARQUHAR. ()
- A PASTORAL, FROM THE SONG of SOLOMON. ()
- PHILANDER. ()
- The QUESTION. ()
- THE RIVAL NYMPHS. A TALE. ()
- SHALLUM to HILPAH, An EPISTLE. From the SPECTATOR. ()
- A SONG. ()
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- SONG. ()
- TO A LADY Singing. ()
- To AURELIA, on her attempting to write Verses. ()
- To FLAVIA, An ODE. ()
- To MIRA. Inviting her to a RETREAT in the COUNTRY. ()
- TO MONESES Singing. ()
- Verses wrote extempore on a Gentleman's playing on the Flute. ()