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THE LADY DISTRACTED WITH LOVE,
MAD SONG THE
was originally sung in one of Tom D'urfey's come dies of Don Quixote acted in 1694 and 1696 ; and probably composed by himself. In the several stanzas, the author res presents his pretty mad woman as 1. Jullenly mad : 2. mirthfully mad : 3. melancholy mad : 4. fantastically mad : and 5. Fark mad. Both this, and Num. XXIV. are printed from D'urfey's “ Pills to purge Melancholy." 1719. vol. I.
ROM rosie bowers, where sleeps the god of love,
Hither, ye little wanton cupids, fly;
With tender passion my heart's darling joy :
Or, if more influencing
Is to be brisk and airy,
I'll trip like any fairy :
As once on Ida dancing
Were three celestial bodies :
I'll charm, like beauty's goddess.
Ah! 'tis in vain ! 'tis all, 'tis all in vain !
My pulse beats a dead march for loit repose,
Or say, ye powers, my peace to crown,
Among the foaming billows ?
On beds of ooze, and chrystal pillows
No, no, I'll ftrait run mad, mad, mad, 30
That foon my heart will warm ;
Love has no power to charm.
Robes, locks hall thus be tore! 35
From the Hive, a collection of fongs. 4 vols. where may be found two or three other MAD SONGs not admit ted into this collection.
Go to the Elysian fhade,
Where forrow ne'er shall wound me;
But joy shall still surround me.
I fly from Celia's cold disdain,
From her disdain I fly;
For her alone I die.
Her eyes are brighter than the mid-day fun,
See yonder river's Aowing tide,
Which now so full appears;