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Lisetta's Reply.

1 Sure Cloe Just, and Cloe Fair
2 Deserves to be Your only Care:
3 But when You and She to Day
4 Far into the Wood did stray,
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5 And I happen'd to pass by;
6 Which way did You cast your Eye?
7 But when your Cares to Her You sing,
8 Yet dare not tell Her whence they spring;
9 Does it not more afflict your Heart,
10 That in those Cares She bears a Part?
11 When You the Flow'rs for Cloe twine,
12 Why do You to Her Garland join
13 The meanest Bud that falls from Mine?
14 Simplest of Swains! the World may see,
15 Whom Cloe loves, and Who loves Me.


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Title (in Source Edition): Lisetta's Reply.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: answer/reply

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. 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, pp. 90-91. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [H 6.8 Art.].)

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