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1 TO me his sighs, to me are all his vows,
2 But there's my hell the depth of all my woes,
3 We burn alike, but oh the distant bliss,
4 A view of that my greatest torment is;
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5 Accurst ambition, groveling interest,
6 Such heated crimes as yet did never rest
7 Within my Soul, must now unjustly keep
8 Me from my Heaven would they may sink as deep,
9 As that black Chaos whence they sprung, and leave
10 Those mortals wretched which they now deceive.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO STREPHON.
Themes: love; grief
Genres: heroic couplet; address

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Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737. Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, pp. 31-32. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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