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[Song] II. DAPHNE'S Visit.

1 YE birds! for whom I rear'd the grove,
2 With melting lay salute my love:
3 My Daphne with your notes detain:
4 Or I have rear'd my grove in vain.
5 Ye flow'rs before her footsteps rise;
6 Display at once your brightest dyes;
7 That she your opening charms may see:
8 Or what were all your charms to me?
9 Kind Zephyr! brush each fragrant flow'r,
10 And shed its odours round my bow'r:
11 Or never more, O gentle wind,
12 Shall I, from thee, refreshment find,
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13 Ye streams! if e'er your banks I lov'd,
14 If e'er your native sounds improv'd,
15 May each soft murmur soothe my fair:
16 Or oh! 'twill deepen my despair.
17 And thou, my grot! whose lonely bounds
18 The melancholy pine surrounds,
19 May Daphne praise thy peaceful gloom;
20 Or thou shalt prove her Damon's tomb.


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Title (in Source Edition): [Song] II. DAPHNE'S Visit.
Themes: love; grief; sadness; melancholy
Genres: song; pastoral
References: DMI 27279

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Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764. A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. IV. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], pp. 341-342. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.004) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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