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The Unconfin'd.

1 BElieve me Nymph you strive in Vain
2 My Passion to Confine:
3 'Tis noble, and must need repine
4 To wear the Slaves most Servile Badge, the Chain.
5 'Tis more than all your Charms can do
6 To lay Restraint on Love;
7 But if you are dispos'd to prove
8 Your Beauties utmost Pow'r, pursue
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9 Some likelier Enterprize; but spare
10 Your vain Attempts to bind
11 What is by Nature Unconfin'd,
12 For Love's a Planet, not a fixed Star.


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Title (in Source Edition): The Unconfin'd.
Author: Nahum Tate

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Tate, Nahum, c. 1652-1715. Poems by N. Tate. London: Printed by T.M. for Benj. Tooke ..., 1677, pp. 39-40. [15],133p. (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 2953].)

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