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WHEN your beauty appears
In its graces and airs,
All bright as an angel new dropt from the sky;
So strangely you dazzle my eye!
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
"None ever had so strange an art
Fly, fly betimes, for fear you give
"In vain," said she, “in vain I strive;
Alas! 'tis now too late."
SIR CARR SCROPE.
CAN love be controled by advice?
If madness is loving of thee?
The joys they want spirits to taste; Let us seize old Time as he flies,
And the blessings of life while they last.
Dull wisdom but adds to our cares;
We may always find time to grow old.
THINK no more, my gentle maid,
To withhold the promised treasure: Can thy tongue delay persuade,
While thine eyes persuade to pleasure? Long, too long, thine arts have strove
'Gainst my love to arm my reason; Pleading youth in bar of love
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
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WHY, cruel creature, why so bent
To vex a tender heart?
To gold and title you relent;
Let glittering fops in courts be great,
If on those endless charms you lay
A thousand worlds too few.