Song from Abdelazar

Original Text: 
Poems by Eminent Ladies (London: R. Baldwin, 1755): II, 50. B-10 6457 Fisher Rare Book Library
1  Love in fantastic triumph sat,
2    Whilst bleeding hearts around him flow'd,
3For whom fresh pains he did create,
4    And strange tyrannic power he shew'd;
5From thy bright eyes he took his fire,
6    Which round about in sport he hurl'd;
7But 'twas from mine he took desire
8    Enough to undo the amorous world.
9  From me he took his sighs and tears,
10    From thee his pride and cruelty;
11From me his languishments and fears,
12    And every killing dart from thee;
13Thus thou and I the God have arm'd,
14    And set him up a Deity;
15But my poor heart alone is harm'd,
16    Whilst thine the victor is, and free.
Publication Start Year: 
1677
RPO poem Editors: 
N. J. Endicott
RPO Edition: 
2RP.1.518; RPO 1996-2000.
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