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1 PAINTER exert thy utmost art,
2 To shew the fav'rite of my heart;
3 Roses and lilies thou may'st spare,
4 Chloe can please, yet is not fair;
5 Thy Venus may the world admire,
6 It is to Chloe I aspire;
7 One added grace should'st thou display,
8 My Chloe's charms would fade away;
9 Let nature on thy canvass shine;
10 It is my Chloe! 'tis divine!
11 Be Chloe's mind the poet's theme,
12 No fancied merits let him dream;
13 O'er fair perfection should he rove,
14 It is a mortal that I love;
15 Yet goodness in my Nymph I see,
16 Or Chloe had no charms for me:
17 Let truth and nature teach his tongue,
18 And artless Chloe grace his song.
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19 He sings her generous and sincere,
20 And there my Chloe must appear.
21 A sister's merits she'll commend;
22 My Chloe too, can be a friend,
23 All gay and lively tho' she be,
24 Can melt in tenderest sympathy.
25 See truth and nature grace each line,
26 It is my Chloe! 'tis divine!


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Title (in Source Edition): CHLOE.
Author: Eliza Day
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Daye, Eliza, b. ca. 1734. Poems, on Various Subjects. Liverpool: Printed by J. M'Creery, 1798, pp. [39]-40. [2],x,[4],258p.; 8° (ESTC T132359) (Page images digitized by University of California Libraries.)

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