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1 When first I saw Laurinda's Face,
2 I bless'd the dear Surprize,
3 For there was sporting every Grace;
4 Love wanton'd in her Eyes.
5 A thousand ways she has to move,
6 Not Looks and Smiles alone,
7 Her Shape and Mien might Conquer Jove;
8 And make the God her own.
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9 But oh! the Fair displays her Charms,
10 For Conquest, not Delight;
11 Proudly denies those lovely Arms,
12 To which her Eyes invite.


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Title (in Source Edition): A SONG.
Themes: beauty
Genres: ballad metre; song

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Egerton, Sarah Fyge, 1668-1723. Poems on Several Occasions, Together with a Pastoral. By Mrs. S. F. [poems only] London: printed, and are to be sold by J. Nutt, near Stationers-Hall, 1703, pp. 65-66. [20],117,[3],15,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T125148) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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