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1 TELL me, God of soft desires,
2 Little Cupid, wanton Boy,
3 How thou kindlest up thy fires!
4 Giving pleasing pain and joy.
5 H—l—d's beauty is thy bow,
6 Striking glances are thy darts;
7 Making conquests never slow,
8 Ever gaining conquer'd hearts.
9 Heaven is seated in her smile,
10 Juno's in her portly air;
11 Not Britania's fav'rite Isle
12 Can produce a Nymph so fair.
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13 In a desart vast and drear,
14 Where disorder springs around,
15 If the lovely Fair is there,
16 'Tis a pleasure-giving ground.
17 Oh! my H—l—d! blest with thee,
18 I'd the raging storm defy,
19 In thy smiles, I live, am free;
20 When thou frownest, I must die.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO MISS H—L—D. 1768.
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Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770. A Supplement to the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton London: printed for T. Becket, in Pall-Mall; Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and Their Royal Highnesses the Princes. MDCCLXXXIV., 1784, pp. 14-15. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000)

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