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Paraphrase on Canticles, 7. 11.

1 COme thou most charming object of my love,
2 What's all this dull Society to us,
3 Let's to the peaceful Shades and Springs remove,
4 I'm here uneasy tho I linger thus.
5 What are the triffles that I leave behind,
6 I've more then all the valu'd world in thee,
7 Where all my Joys and Wishes are confin'd,
8 Thou'rt Day and Life and Heaven it self to me.
9 Come my beloved then let us away,
10 To those blest Seats where we'll our flames improve,
11 With how much heat shall I carress thee there,
12 And in sweet transports give up all my love.


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Title (in Source Edition): Paraphrase on Canticles, 7. 11.
Themes: biblical history
Genres: paraphrase

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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, p. 40. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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