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1 WHEN here, Lucinda, first we came,
2 Where Arno rolls his silver stream,
3 How brisk the nymphs, the swains how gay,
4 Content inspir'd each rural lay;
5 The birds in livelier concert sung,
6 The grapes in thicker clusters hung;
7 All look'd as joy could never fail,
8 Among the sweets of Arno's vale.
9 But since the good Palemon died,
10 The chief of shepherds, and the pride,
11 You read distress in every face,
12 And joy to sorrow now gives place:
13 The taste of pleasure now is o'er,
14 Thy notes, Lucinda, please no more,
15 The Muses droop, and tears prevail,
16 Adieu the sweets of Arno's vale.


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Title (in Source Edition): ARNO's VALE. A SONG.
Themes: retirement; places
Genres: song
References: DMI 32631

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Pearch, G. A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 59. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [(OC) 280 o.791].)

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