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1 YOUNG Colin was as stout a boy
2 As ever gave a Maiden joy;
3 But long in vain he told his tale
4 To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.
5 Ah why the whining Shepherd cried,
6 Am I alone your smiles denied,
7 I only tell in vain my tale
8 To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.
9 True Colin, said the laughing Dame,
10 You only whimper out your flame,
11 Others do more than sigh their tale
12 To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.

He took the hint &c.


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Title (in Source Edition): COLIN INSTRUCTED. 1770.
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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. 74. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000)

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