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* Miss F. B—, on Radclif-Hill, Bristol.


1 IF gentle Love's immortal fire
2 Could animate the quill,
3 Soon should the rapture-speaking Lyre
4 Sing Fanny|[Betsy] of the Hill.
5 My panting heart incessant moves,
6 No interval 'tis still;
7 And all my ravish'd nature loves
8 Sweet Fanny|[Betsy] of the Hill.
9 Her dying soft expressive eye,
10 Her elegance must kill,
11 Ye Gods! how many thousands die
12 For Fanny|[Betsy] of the Hill.
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13 A love-taught tongue angelic air
14 A sentiment, a skill
15 In all the graces of the Fair,
16 Mark Fanny|[Betsy] of the Hill.
17 Thou mighty Power, eternal Fate,
18 My happiness to fill,
19 O! bless a wretched Lover's state
20 With Fanny|[Betsy] of the Hill.

The name of Fanny, which was first written, was afterwards cancelled, and that of Betsy substituted in its stead; but for what reason was best known to the Author.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG. FANNY[|BETSY] OF THE HILL. 1770.
Genres: song

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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. 77-78. [6],ii,88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T48948; OTA K045459.000)

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