1 WHAT Torments must the Virgin prove
2 That feels the Pangs of hopeless Love?
3 What endless Cares must rack the Breast
4 That is by sure Despair possest.
5 When Love in tender Bosoms reigns,
6 With all its soft, its pleasing Pains,
7 Why should it be a Crime to own
8 The fatal Flame we cannot shun.
9 The Soul by Nature form'd sincere,
10 A slavish forc'd Disguise must wear;[Page 36]
11 Left the unthinking World reprove
12 The Heart that glows with generous Love.
13 But oh in vain the Sigh's represt,
14 That gently heaves the pensive Breast;
15 The glowing Blush, the falling Tear,
16 The conscious Wish, and silent Fear.
17 Ye soft Betrayers aid my Flame,
18 And give my new Desires a Name:
19 Some Power my gentle Griefs redress,
20 Reveal, or make my Passion less.
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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Author: Charlotte Lennox (née Ramsay)
Genres: address; song
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Other works by Charlotte Lennox (née Ramsay)
- The ADVICE, An ODE. ()
- AMINTA and DELIA. A PASTORAL. ()
- ARDELIA to FLAVIA, An EPISTLE. ()
- The ART of COQUETTRY. ()
- The DREAM. ()
- ENVY. A SATIRE. ()
- An EPISTLE TO MONESES, IN IMITATION of OVID. ()
- A HYMN to VENUS, IN IMITATION of SAPHO. ()
- In Answer to Consolatory Verses wrote by a Friend. ()
- THE LANGUAGE of the EYES TO LADY J— F—. ()
- An ODE To SLEEP ()
- An ODE, IN IMITATION of SAPHO. ()
- An ODE. ()
- ON A LADY's Singing. ()
- On reading HUTCHISON on the PASSIONS. ()
- A PARODY ON AN ODE of HORACE, As TRANSLATED by Mr. FARQUHAR. ()
- A PASTORAL, FROM THE SONG of SOLOMON. ()
- PHILANDER. ()
- The QUESTION. ()
- THE RIVAL NYMPHS. A TALE. ()
- SHALLUM to HILPAH, An EPISTLE. From the SPECTATOR. ()
- A SONG. ()
- A SONG. ()
- SONG. ()
- TO A LADY Singing. ()
- To AURELIA, on her attempting to write Verses. ()
- To FLAVIA, An ODE. ()
- To MIRA. Inviting her to a RETREAT in the COUNTRY. ()
- TO MONESES Singing. ()
- Verses wrote extempore on a Gentleman's playing on the Flute. ()