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

Part of the Description of the Golden Age.

1 THEN, by some Fountains flow'ry side
2 The Loves unarm'd, did still abide.
3 Then, the loos'd Quiver careless hung,
4 The Torch extinct, the Bow unstrung.
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5 Then, by the Nymphs no Charms were worn,
6 But such as with the Nymphs were born.
7 The Shepherd cou'd not, then, complain,
8 Nor told his am'rous Tale in vain.
9 No Veil the Beauteous Face did hide,
10 Nor harmless Freedom was deny'd.
11 Then, Innocence and Virtue reign'd
12 Pure, unaffected, unconstrain'd.
13 Love was their Pleasure, and their Praise,
14 The soft Employment of their Days.


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Title (in Source Edition): [Tasso, Aminta:] From the AMINTA of TASSO. Part of the Description of the Golden Age.
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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. 199-200. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000)

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