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1 PErsuade me not, there is a Grace
2 Proceeds from Silvia's Voice or Lute,
3 Against Miranda's charming Face
4 To make her hold the least Dispute.
5 Musick, which tunes the Soul for Love,
6 And stirs up all our soft Desires,
7 Do's but the growing Flame improve,
8 Which pow'rful Beauty first inspires.
9 Thus, whilst with Art she plays, and sings,
10 I to Miranda, standing by,
11 Impute the Musick of the Strings,
12 And all the melting Words apply.


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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Themes: music; beauty
Genres: song
References: DMI 723

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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, p. 268. [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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