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1 Say, gentle Shepherd, shall this day,
2 Propitious to my amorous lay,
3 Infuse thro' all thy vital frame
4 The tender, trembling, thrilling flame?
5 This day prefers the lover's prayers,
6 This day the yielding fair one hears;
7 Shall blooming Strephon then repine
8 At being hail'd a Valentine?
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9 O! turn thine eyes, and view yon dove,
10 He'll charm thy every sense to love;
11 While, from the bending spray, his mate
12 Shall love-inspired notes repeat.
13 Then, whilst thy eager charming eyes
14 Run o'er these lines, may love arise
15 Within thy breast to equal mine,
16 Nor read in vain my Valentine.
17 My powerless pen despairs to name
18 What raptures wait a mutual flame;
19 Then be thy softer wishes mine,
20 I'll bless the day of Valentine.


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Title (in Source Edition): Another VALENTINE. TO ANOTHER PERSON.
Themes: love
Genres: address; occasional poem

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Yearsley, Ann, 1753-1806. Poems, on several occasions. By Ann Yearsley, a milkwoman of Bristol [poems only]. The second edition. London: printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1785, pp. 27-28. xxxii, 127p. (ESTC N22108)

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