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Several Occasions.

Liberius si
Dixero quid, feu forte jocafius, hoc mihi, jure,
Cum veniâ dabis.

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LONDON,

Printed in the Year M.DCC.XXIII.

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Several OCCASIONS.

1

TO CLOE,
Covering her Neck, with an Indian Handkerchief.

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! Let not, at your Lover's Cost,

O! Cloe, let not India boaft, That, with new Lustre, she can deck The Native Beauties of

your Neck :

Whate'er is pretty, may be seen
Underneath that gaudy Skreen ;

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Where

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Where the World, in Type, appears,
Lovely, Lucid Hemispheres,
The World! of all my Hopes and Fears;
Where Azure Lines a-cross do stray,
And wanton, in their Milky-way;
And where, my Eyes could, ever, rove,
And look, and long, and feed on Love.

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Foolish India! send no more
Faint and languid Colours o'er ;
Paintings ! brighter, livelier, far,
Nature's Pencil, has drawn, here :
All the Glories of the East,
Crowded are, in Cloe's Breast..
Aurora, when we see her rise,
And streak, with Red, the dawning Skies,
Does a Blush, less beauteous, wear, sino
Than that Maiden-Colour, here ;
Which oft, thro' Modesty, is seen, .
Never from a Guilt within.

Whose

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