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1 AH cease to grieve, fond fluttering Heart,
2 Thy charming Conqueror returns;
3 Hence every Doubt each Fear depart,
4 The Youth with equal Passion burns.
5 Haste, gentle Winds, and waft him here,
6 Nor long my lov'd Philander keep;
7 Grant, Queen of Love, a Lover's Prayer,
8 Sooth into Smiles thy native Deep.
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9 While I thy gentle Power address,
10 View the dear Object of my Care;
11 View him, bright Goddess, and confess
12 A lovelier Adonis there.
13 Then can my Vows be fruitless paid,
14 When in that love-inspiring Form;
15 Those melting Graces are display'd,
16 Which your celestial Breast cou'd warm.
17 Come then, my Soul's Enslaver, come,
18 To these fond Eyes their Bliss restore;
19 Be these encircling Arms thy Home,
20 And fate shall never part us more.


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Title (in Source Edition): An ODE.
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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. 81-82. [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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