Song from Abdelazar
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.
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RPO poem Editors:
N. J. Endicott
2RP.1.518; RPO 1996-2000.