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Written in the Year 1733.

1 THE heavy hours are almost past
2 That part my Love and me;
3 My longing eyes may hope at last,
4 Their only wish to see.
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5 But how, my Delia, will you meet
6 The man you've lost so long?
7 Will Love in all your pulses beat,
8 And tremble on your tongue?
9 Will you in every look declare
10 Your heart is still the same?
11 And heal each idly anxious care
12 Our fears in absence frame?
13 Thus, Delia, thus I paint the scene,
14 When shortly we shall meet,
15 And try what yet remains between
16 Of loit'ring time to cheat.
17 But if the dream that sooths my mind
18 Shall false and groundless prove;
19 If I am doom'd at length to find
20 You have forgot to love;
21 All I of Venus ask, is this;
22 No more to let us join;
23 But grant me here the flatt'ring bliss,
24 To Die and Think you mine.


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Title (in Source Edition): SONG. Written in the Year 1733.
Themes: love
Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza; song
References: DMI 22312

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Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764. A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. II. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 47-48. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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