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WHEN your beauty appears
In its graces and airs,
All bright as an angel new dropt from the sky i
But when without art
Your kind thoughts you impart,
When your love runs in blushes thro' every vein ; When it darts from your eyes, when it pants in your
Then I know you're a woman again.
"There's a passion and pride
In our sex," she replied,
"And thus, might I gratify both, would I do; Still an angel appear to each lover beside,
But yet be a woman to you."
As AMORET with PHYLLIS sat
She whisper'd in her car,
"Ah PHYLLIS! if you would not love,
That shepherd do not hear,
"None ever had so strange an art
His passion to convey
Into a list❜ning virgin's heart,
And steal her soul away.
Fly, fly betimes, for fear you give
Occasion for your fate."
"In vain," said she," in vain I strive ;
Alas! 'tis now too late."
SIR CARR SCROPE.
CAN love be controled by advice?
The joys they want spirits to taste;
And the blessings of life while they last.
Dull wisdom but adds to our cares;
e may always find time to grow old.
THINK no more, my gentle maid,
While thine eyes persuade to pleasure?
Is in Cupid's court a treason.
While from day to day I spy
Some new charm its sweets disclosing,
Thought presents to fancy's eye
What from day to day I'm losing.
Shall the budded rose expand
On the air its beauties wasting,
Cropt by no desiring hand,
None its early fragrance tasting?
Gentle maid, resign thy fears;
Or, if fears thou must be feeling, Dread the silent theft of years,
Youth, and joy, and beauty stealing.
Shield thee, shield thee in my arms
WHY, cruel creature, why so bent
To vex a tender heart?
To gold and title you relent;
Let glittering fops in courts be great, let armies move;but
Beauty should have no other bait
But gentle vows and love.
If on those endless charms
The value that's their due,
Kings are themselves too poor to pay,
A thousand worlds too few.