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1 DAMON in vain you strive to move;
2 'Tis true my Heart was form'd for Love,
3 And own its native Flame.
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4 But such a Flame, so pure a Fire,
5 Philander only can inspire,
6 And all its Softness claim.
7 No more of cruel Scorn complain,
8 Too late, alas! you own'd your Pain,
9 Too late to find a Cure.
10 If Friendship to your Views be due,
11 Taste all the Ease that can bestow,
12 But Damon ask no more.


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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Genres: song

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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. 53-54. [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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