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1 BE hush'd as Death, Moneses sings,
2 Moneses strikes the sounding Strings;
3 Let sacred Silence dwell around,
4 And nought disturb the Magick Sound;
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5 Let not the softly whisp'ring Breeze
6 Sob amidst the rustling Trees;
7 Murmur, ye plaintive Streams, no more,
8 But glide in Silence to the Shore:
9 Even Philomel thy Note suspend,
10 And to a sweeter Song attend;
11 Ah! soft, ah! dang'rous, pow'rful Charm,
12 An Angel's Voice, an Angel's Form;
13 Attentive to the heav'nly Lay,
14 I hear and gaze my Soul away;
15 Now tender Wishes, melting Fires,
16 Infant Pains, and young Desires,
17 Steal into my softned Soul,
18 And bend it to the sweet Controul;
19 Yet, let me fly, e'er 'tis too late,
20 The sweet Disease, and shun my Fate.
21 But ah! that softly, dying Strain
22 Arrests my Steps, I strive in vain.
23 Again I to the Syren turn,
24 Again with gentle Fires I burn;
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25 Cease lovely Youth th' inchanting Sound,
26 Too deep already is the Wound;
27 Thro' all my Veins the Poison steals,
28 My Heart the dear Infection feels:
29 I faint, I die, by love opprest,
30 The Sigh scarce heaves my panting Breast;
31 Before my View dim Shadows rise,
32 And hides Thee from my ravish'd Eyes:
33 Thy Voice, like distant Sounds, I hear,
34 It dies in murmurs on my Ear:
35 In the too pow'rful Transport tost,
36 Ev'n Thought, and ev'ry Sense is lost.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO MONESES Singing.
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Lennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804. Poems on Several Occasions. Written by a Young Lady. London: printed for, and sold by S. Paterson, 1747, pp. 23-25. [8],88p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T139692; OTA K110146.000) (Page images digitized from microfilm of a copy in the Bodleian Library [G.Pamph. 1289 (14)].)

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