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1 ACCEPT, fair Nymph, this token of my love,
2 Nor look disdainful on the prostrate Swain;
3 By ev'ry sacred oath; I'll constant prove,
4 And act as worthy for to wear your chain.
5 Not with more constant ardour shall the sun
6 Chase the faint shadows of the night away;
7 Nor shall he on his course more constant run,
8 And cheer the universe with coming day,
9 Than I in pleasing chains of conquest bound,
10 Adore the charming Author of my smart;
11 For ever will I thy sweet charms resound,
12 And paint the fair Possessor of my heart.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO MISS H—L—D. WITH A PRESENT. 1768.
Genres: heroic quatrain; address

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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, p. 16. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000)

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