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Answer to CLOE Jealous, in the same Stile.

The AUTHOR sick.

I.
1 Yes, fairest Proof of Beauty's Pow'r,
2 Dear Idol of My panting Heart,
3 Nature points This my fatal Hour:
4 And I have liv'd; and We must part.
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II.
5 While now I take my last Adieu,
6 Heave Thou no Sigh, nor shed a Tear;
7 Lest yet my half-clos'd Eye may view
8 On Earth an Object worth it's Care.
III.
9 From Jealousy's tormenting Strife
10 For ever be Thy Bosom free'd:
11 That nothing may disturb Thy Life,
12 Content I hasten to the Dead.
IV.
13 Yet when some better-fated Youth
14 Shall with his am'rous Parly move Thee;
15 Reflect One Moment on His Truth,
16 Who dying Thus, persists to love Thee.

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Title (in Source Edition): Answer to CLOE Jealous, in the same Stile. The AUTHOR sick.
Author: Matthew Prior
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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, pp. 95-96. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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