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An ODE.

I.
1 The Merchant, to secure his Treasure,
2 Conveys it in a borrow'd Name:
3 Euphelia serves to grace my Measure;
4 But Cloe is my real Flame.
II.
5 My softest Verse, my darling Lyre
6 Upon Euphelia's Toylet lay;
7 When Cloe noted her Desire,
8 That I should sing, that I should play.
III.
9 My Lyre I tune, my Voice I raise;
10 But with my Numbers mix my Sighs:
11 And whilst I sing Euphelia's Praise,
12 I fix my Soul on Cloe's Eyes.
IV.
13 Fair Cloe blush'd: Euphelia frown'd:
14 I sung and gaz'd: I play'd and trembl'd:
15 And Venus to the Loves around
16 Remark'd, how ill We all dissembl'd.

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Title (in Source Edition): An ODE.
Author: Matthew Prior
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Genres: ode

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Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 51. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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