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Cupid, in shape of a swain, did appear,
He saw the sad wound, and in pity drew near; Then showed her his arrow, and bid her not fear, For the pain was no more than a maiden may bear. When the balm was infused, she was not at a loss, What they meant by their sighing, and kissing so
By their praying and whining,
The obvious application of this song is to the banishment of King James, and his beautiful consort Mary of Este.
A CHOIR of bright beauties in spring did appear, To chuse a May-lady to govern the year:
All the nymphs were in white, and the shepherds in green,
The garland was given, and Phyllis was queen;
While Pan and fair Syrinx are fled from our shore, The Graces are banished, and Love is no more; The soft god of pleasure, that warmed our desires, Has broken his bow, and extinguished his fires, And vows that himself and his mother will mourn, Till Pan and fair Syrinx in triumph return.
Forbear your addresses, and court us no more,
FAIR, sweet, and young, receive a prize
Your face for conquest was designed, Your every motion charms my mind; Angels, when you your silence break, Forget their hymns, to hear you speak; But when at once they hear and view, Are loath to mount, and long to stay with
No graces can your form improve,
HIGH state and honours to others impart,
I beg for my own.
So gentle a love, so fervent a fire,
Give me in possessing
All in tears, upon the plain,
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.