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1 WHEN Fanny blooming fair
2 First caught my ravish'd sight,
3 Struck with her shape and air,
4 I felt a strange delight:
5 Whilst eagerly I gaz'd,
6 Admiring ev'ry part,
7 And ev'ry feature prais'd,
8 She stole into my heart.
9 In her bewitching eyes
10 Ten thousand loves appear;
11 There Cupid basking lies,
12 His shafts are hoarded there,
13 Her blooming cheeks are dy'd
14 With colour all their own,
15 Excelling far the pride
16 Of roses newly blown.
17 Her well-turn'd limbs confess,
18 The lucky hand of Jove;
19 Her features all express
20 The beauteous queen of love:
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21 What flames my nerves invade,
22 When I behold the breast
23 Of that too charming maid
24 Rise, suing to be press'd!
25 Venus round Fanny's waist,
26 Has her own Cestus bound,
27 With guardian Cupids grac'd,
28 Who dance the circle round.
29 How happy must he be,
30 Who shall her zone unloose!
31 That bliss to all, but me,
32 May heaven and she refuse.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG.
Themes: love; mythology
Genres: song
References: DMI 17732

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Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764. A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. I. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 331-332. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.001) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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