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1 'TWAS by a purling Stream, beneath a Shade,
2 Young CHLOE, CUPID, and ALEXIS play'd:
3 LOVE's Goddess, with her Doves, sat looking on;
4 And, smiling, nodded to her wanton Son:
5 Her wanton Son his keenest Arrow drew;
6 Swift, to the Swain, the pointed Weapon flew.
7 Inflexible to Love, the Shepherd stood,
8 Repell'd the Shaft, and mock'd the baffled God;
9 Till CHLOE rais'd her Eyes with killing Art,
10 And shot him with a more pernicious Dart:
11 Yours is the Victory, ALEXIS cries;
12 Not CUPID's Shaft has kill'd, but CHLOE's Eyes.


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Title (in Source Edition): CHLOE's CONQUEST.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: mythology
Genres: heroic couplet; occasional poem

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 162. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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