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On Mrs. Rebecka.

1 SO brightly Sweet Florina's eyes,
2 Their rising beams display,
3 That as the scorched Indians, we
4 Even dread the comeing day.
5 For if her morning rays with such
6 Unusual vigour streams,
7 How must the unhappy world be scorcht,
8 With her meridian beams?
9 If now she Innocently kills
10 With an an-aiming dart,
11 Who shall resist her when, with skill,
12 She levels at a heart?
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13 If with each smile the pretty Nymph,
14 Now captivates the sence,
15 What when her glories at the heighth
16 Will be their influence?


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Title (in Source Edition): On Mrs. Rebecka.
Themes: beauty
Genres: epigram

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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. 34-35. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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