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SONG to CLOE, playing on her Spinet.

1 WHEN Cloe strikes the trembling Strings,
2 Applauding Cupids round her fly;
3 Exulting clap their little Wings
4 Bask'd in the Sun-shine of her Eye.
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5 The Graces too,
6 As others do,
7 In Raptures stand to hear,
8 Time stays his flagging Wings, and adds,
9 One Hour to the rolling Year:
10 Keep off, ye Beaus,
11 For who but knows
12 That Cloe's Eyes can wound?
13 If those you miss yet pray avoid
14 The Danger of enchanting Sound.
15 Amphion led the ravish'd Stones
16 (They say) and as he'd rise or fall,
17 Bricks, Pebbles, Slats, and Marrow-Bones
18 Wou'd form a Steeple or a Wall:
19 But this, you know,
20 Is long ago:
21 We fancy 'tis a Whim:
22 O had they charming Cloe heard,
23 They'd surely not have stir'd for him.
24 The Thracian Bard,
25 Whose Fate was hard,
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26 (And Proserpine severe)
27 Had brought Eurydice back alas!
28 But Cloe was not there.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG to CLOE, playing on her Spinet.
Author: Mary Leapor
Genres: song

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Leapor, Mrs. (Mary), 1722-1746. Poems upon several occasions: By Mrs. Leapor of Brackley in Northamptonshire. London: printed: and sold by J. Roberts, 1748, pp. 120-122. 15,[5],282p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T127827; Foxon p. 413; OTA K101776.000) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries.)

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