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[Tasso, Aminta:] From the AMINTA of TASSO.

1 THO' we, of small Proportion see
2 And slight the armed Golden Bee;
3 Yet if her Sting behind she leaves,
4 No Ease th' envenom'd Flesh receives.
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5 Love, less to Sight than is this Fly,
6 In a soft Curl conceal'd can lie;
7 Under an Eyelid's lovely Shade,
8 Can form a dreadful Ambuscade;
9 Can the most subtil Sight beguile,
10 Hid in the Dimples of a Smile.
11 But if from thence a Dart he throw,
12 How sure, how mortal is the Blow
13 How helpless all the Pow'r of Art
14 To bind, or to restore the Heart!


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Title (in Source Edition): [Tasso, Aminta:] From the AMINTA of TASSO.
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Winchilsea, Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of, 1661-1720. Miscellany poems, on several occasions: Written by the Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea. London: printed for J. B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713, pp. 198-199. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Buxton 100].)

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