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A SONG. [When Chloe, smiling, gave consent]

1 When Chloe, smiling, gave consent,
2 To be Philander's bride,
3 Name but the time, and I'm content,
4 Th' enraptur'd shepherd cry'd.
5 Next Sunday morn, says Doris soon,
6 Shall be the happy hour;
7 And I, with all the flow'rs of June,
8 Will deck the nuptial bow'r.
9 But Doris counteracts the plan,
10 How fly the artful maid;
11 She smil'd, and won the am'rous man,
12 And Chloe was betray'd.
13 With joy the swain produc'd the ring,
14 For Chloe once design'd;
15 And Doris, cheerful as the spring,
16 Was to Philander join'd.
17 No nuptial bow'r on Sunday morn,
18 For Chloe deck'd shall be;
19 The slighted maid may sigh forlorn,
20 Beneath the willow tree.


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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG. [When Chloe, smiling, gave consent]
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Hands, Elizabeth, 1746-1815. The death of Amnon. A poem. With an appendix: containing pastorals, and other poetical pieces. By Elizabeth Hands. [Coventry]: Printed for the author, by N. Rollason, Coventry, M,DCCLXXXIX., 1789, p. 119. [40],127,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T141063) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Dunston B 961 (1)].)

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