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Tis kindness, Daphne, muft maintain
The empire that you once have won ;
Its subjects from their duty run :
Left I, compell’d by gen'rous shame,
To gain a glorious rebels name.
N Chloris all soft charms agree,
Inchanting humour, powerful wit,
And for eternal empire fit.
The women envy, men adore ;
She would deserve the conquest more.
The pomp of love so much prevails,
She begs, what else none would deny her,
The hope she gives prevents desire ;
Seems warm with every glimm’ring flame,
It scarce can pierce a noble game.
Y And vow'd that no angel was ever so fair:
I could lie ages at her feet,
Adore her, careless of my pain,
Despair, love on, and not complain.
No favours raise, no frown controuls,
I next stand indicted for swearing to love,
* In the musical entertainment of The Chaplet,
INGRATEFUL BEAUTY THREATENED,
BY THOMAS CARE W ESQ.
NOW Celia, (since thou art so proud,)
'Twas I that gave thee thy renown:
Of common beauties liv'd unknown,
That killing power is none of thine,
I gave it to thy voice and eyes:
Thou art my ftar, shin'ft in my skies ;
Tempt me with such affrights no more,
Left what I made / uncreate :
I'll know thee in thy mortal state.
TO A LADY MORE CRUEL THAN FAIR.
MR. VAN BROOK.
HY d’ye with such disdain refuse
An humble lovers plea?
You ought to value me.
Ungrateful mistress of a heart,
Which I fo freely gave;
I soon resign’d your Nave.
Nor was I weary of your reign,
you a tyrant grew,
As nature seem'd of you.
When thousands with unerring eyes
Your beauty would decry,
To give their truths the lie?
To every grove
your charms, In you my heav'n I plac'd, Propofing pleasures in your arms,
Which none but I could taste.
His strength and cunning I defy;
And am a man, and do despise the boy.
Thanks to her pride, and her disdain,
And all the follies of a scornful mind :
If fair Miranda had been kind.
Welcome, fond wanderer, as ease,
And plenty to a wretch in pain,
Enjoys his health, and all his friends again.
Let others waste their time and youth,
Watch and look pale, to gain a peevith maid, And learn too late this dear-bought truth,
At length they're sure to be betray'd.