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1 FLORELLA, veil those radiant eyes,
2 Those lovely seatures hide;
3 For which a thousand nymphs have wish'd,
4 A thousand swains have sigh'd.
5 Then might each youth more sasely view
6 The gay, the blooming maid;
7 While half those graces lie conceal'd
8 Beneath that flowery shade.
9 Thus when the bright, meridian sun
10 His vivid warmth displays,
11 We thank the kind officious cloud
12 That shades the dazzling rays.


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    Title (in Source Edition): TO FLORELLA, PUTTING ON A FLOWERED HAT,
    Themes: beauty
    Genres: address
    References: DMI 32588

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    Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. III. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 205. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [(OC) 280 o.790].)

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