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XV. Set by Mr. SMITH.

ONO
NCE I was unconfin'd and free,

Would I had been so still !
Enjoying sweetest liberty,

And roving at my will.
But now, not master of my heart,

Cupid does so decide,
That two she-tyrants shall it part,

And so poor me divide.
Victoria's will I must obey,

She acts without control :
Phillis has such a taking way,

She charms my very soul.
Deceiv'd by Phillis' looks and smiles,

Into her snares I run :
Victoria shews.me all her wiles,

Which yet I dare not fhun.
From one I fancy every kiss

Has something in 't divine;
And, awful, taste the balmy bliss,

That joins her lips with mine.
But, when the other I embrace,

Though she be not a queen, Methinks 'tis sweet with such a lass To tumble on the green.

Thus here you fee a shared heart,

But I, mean while, the fool : Each in it has an equal part, But neither

yet

the whole.

Nor will it, if I right forecast,

To either wholly yield :
I find the time approaches fast,

When both must quit the field.

XVI. Set by Mr. DE FESCH.

FAR
AREWEL, Amynta, we must part;

The charm has lost its power,
Which held so fast my captiv'd heart

Until this fatal hour.

Hadst thou not thus my love abus’d,

And us’d me ne'er so ill, Thy cruelty I had excus’d,

And I had lov'd thee still.

But know, my foul disdain’d thy sway,

And scorns thy charms and thee,
To which each fluttering coxcomb may

As welcome be as me.
Think in what perfect bliss you reign’d,

How lov'd before thy fall ;
And now, alas ! how much disdain'd

By me, and scorn’d by all.

Yed

Yet thinking of each happy hour,

Which I with thee have spent,
So robs my rage of all its power,

That I almost relent.
But pride will never let me bow,

No more thy charms can move :
Yet thou art worth my pity now,

Because thou hadft my love.

XVII. Set by Mr. SMITH.

AO

CCEPT, my love, as true a heart

As ever lover gave:
"Tis free (it vows) from any art,

And proud to be your slave.
Then take it kindly, as twas meant,

And let the giver live :
Who, with it, would the world have fent,

Had it been his to give.
And, that Dorinda

I e'er will prove untrue,
My vows shall, ending with the year,

With it begin anew.

may not fear

XVIII. Set

XVIII. Set by Mr. DE FESCH.

NANNY blushes when I woo her,

And, with kindly-chiding eyes,
Faintly says, I shall undo her,

Faintly, O forbear! she cries.
But her breasts while I am pressing,

While to her's my lips I join,
Warm'd she seems to taste the blessing,

And her kisses answer mine. Undebauch'd by rules of honour,

Innocence with nature charms; One bids, gently push me from her,

T'other, take me in her arms.

XIX. Set by Mr. SMITH.

SINCE we your husband daily fee

INCE we

So jealous out of season,
Phillis, let

you
To make him so with reason.

and I agree

I'm vext to think, that every night

A sot, within thy arms, Tasting the most divine delight,

Should fully all your charms,

While fretting I must lie alone,

Cursing the powers divine,
That undeservedly have thrown

A pearl unto a swine.
Then, Phillis, heal my wounded heart,

My burning paliion cool;
Let me at least in thee have part

With thy infipid fool.

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Faith! 'tis nonsense out of measure,

Without ending thus to see Women forc'd to taste a pleasure

Which they love as well as we. Let not pride and folly share you,

We were made but to enjoy ; Ne'er will age or censure spare you,

E’er the more for being coy. Never fancy Time's before you, Youth, believe me, will

away ; Then, alas ! who will adore you,

Or to wrinkles tribute pay?

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