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RONDELAY.

I.
Chloe found Amyntas lying,

All in tears, upon the plain,
Sighing to himself, and crying,

Wretched I, to love in vain! Kiss me, dear, before my dying ; Kiss me once, and ease my pain.

II.
Sighing to himself, and crying,

Wretched I, to love in vain !
Ever scorning, and denying

To reward your faithful swain. Kiss me, dear, before my dying ; Kiss me once, and ease my pain.

III.
Ever scorning, and denying

To reward your faithful swain.Chloe, laughing at his crying,

Told him, that he loved in vain. Kiss me, dear, before my dying ; Kiss me once, and ease my pain.

IV.
Chloe, laughing at his crying,

Told him, that he loved in vain ; But, repenting, and complying,

When he kiss'd, she kiss'd again : Kiss'd him up before his dying ;

Kiss'd him up, and eased his pain.

1

A SONG,

I. Go tell Amynta, gentle swain, I would not die, nor dare complain : Thy tuneful voice with numbers join, Thy words will more prevail than mine.

To souls oppress'd, and dumb with grief, The gods ordain this kind relief, That music should in sounds convey, What dying lovers dare not say.

II. A sigh or tear, perhaps, she'll give, But love on pity cannot live. Tell her that hearts for hearts were made, And love with love is only paid. Tell her my pains so fast increase, That soon they will be past redress; But, ah! the wretch that speechless lies, Attends but death to close his eyes.

A SONG

TO A

FAIR YOUNG LADY,

GOING OUT OF THE TOWN IN THE SPRING.

I.
Ask not the cause, why sullen spring

So long delays her flowers to bear,
Why warbling birds forget to sing,

And winter storms invert the year ;-
Chloris is gone, and fate provides
To make it spring where she resides.

II.
Chloris is gone, the cruel fair ;

She cast not back a pitying eye ;
But left her lover in despair,

To sigh, to languish, and to die.
Ah, how can those fair eyes endure,
To give the wounds they will not cure !

III.
Great God of Love, why hast thou made

A face that can all hearts command,
That all religions can invade,

And change the laws of every land ?

Where thou hadst placed such power before,
Thou shouldst have made her mercy more.

IV.
When Chloris to the temple comes,

Adoring crowds before her fall;
She can restore the dead from tombs,

And every life but mine recal.
I only am, by Love, design'd
To be the victim for mankind.

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