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1 WHILE many a fond and blooming maid
2 Attempts thy heart to gain;
3 And, by thy fatal smile betrayed,
4 Thinks not she strives in vain:
5 While in those eyes of tender blue
6 They answering passion see,
7 And in thy sweet expression view
8 The charm that conquered me: ....
9 I still should scorn their winning art,
10 And be, my Henry, blest,
11 If thou wouldst give that precious heart
12 To her who loves thee best.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Genres: ballad metre; song

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Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853. The Warrior's Return, and Other Poems. By Mrs. Opie. 2d. ed. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-row, 1808, p. [173].  (Page images digitized by Library of Congress Research Institute.)

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