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On the Same.

1 LITTLE idol of my heart,
2 Thou to me canst joys impart
3 Greater than the glittering prize
4 To Ambition's eager eyes:
5 Greater than the summer rose
6 To the airy bee bestows:
7 Greater than the youth's despair
8 To the haughty fair one's ear;
9 Greater than the fair one's smile,
10 Skill'd her lovers to beguile,
11 To the enamour'd youth can give,
12 Should she bid him love and live.
13 Soon the beauty shall decay,
14 Soon the rose shall fade away,
15 Soon the lover's flame is o'er,
16 Power obtain'd soon charms no more:
17 But nor Time, nor Fortune's change,
18 Can my love from thee estrange
19 That, on firmer motives plac'd,
20 Shall with my existence last.


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Title (in Source Edition): On the Same.
Genres: narrative verse

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Manners, Catherine Rebecca, Lady, 1766 or 1767-1852. Poems by Lady Manners. Second edition. London: John Bell, 1793, p. [120]. 126p. (ESTC T173070)

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