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1 A Female Friend advis'd a Swain
2 (Whose Heart she wish'd at ease)
3 Make Love thy Pleasure, not thy Pain,
4 Nor let it deeply seize.
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5 Beauty, where Vanities abound,
6 No serious Passion claims;
7 Then, 'till a Phoenix can be found,
8 Do not admit the Flames.
9 But griev'd She finds, that his Replies
10 (Since prepossess'd when Young)
11 Take all their Hints from Silvia's Eyes,
12 None from ARDELIA's Tongue.
13 Thus, Cupid, of our Aim we miss,
14 Who wou'd unbend thy Bow;
15 And each slight Nymph a Phoenix is,
16 When Love will have it so.


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Title (in Source Edition): The PHOENIX. A SONG.
Themes: love
Genres: song

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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. 266-267. [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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