The Hive; A Collection of the Most Celebrated Songs. in Three Volumes.

The Hive; A Collection of the Most Celebrated Songs. in Three Volumes.

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1726 edition. Excerpt: ...bereave me...., ... Of the pleasures I possest: Cruel creature, to deceive me!. First to love, and then to leave me! Had you the bliss refus'd to grant, Then I had never known the want; But possessing Once the blessing, Is the cause of my complaint Once possessing is but tasting, . It's not bliss that is not lasting..'... Celia now is mine no more; But I am her's; and must adore: Nor to leave her Will endeavour; Charms that captiv'd me before. No unkind ness can diflever; Love that's true, is love for ever. Yo v N g Chrysostem had virtue, sense, Renown and manly graces Yet all, alas! were no defence Against Marietta's face. His love, that long had taken root, In doubt's cold bed was laid; Where, she not warming it to shoot, The lovely plant decay'd. Had coy Marcella own'd a foul Half beauteous as her eyes, Her judgment had her scorn controul'J, And taught her how to prize. But providence that form'd the fair.... sii such a charming skin, Theiroutside made their only eire, And never look'd within. To this moment a rebel, I throw down my arhisy Great Love.it first sight of Orinda's brightcharms' Made proud and secure, by such forces as these. You may now play the tyrant as soon as you please. When innocence, beauty, and wit do conspire To betray, and engage, and inflame my desire y Why should I decline, what I cannot avoid, And let pleasing hope by base scar be destroy'd Her innocence cannot contrive to undo me $ Her beauty's inclin'd, or why should it pursue me! And wit has to pleasure been ever a friend; Then what room for despair, since delight is love's end' There can be no danger in sweetness and youth, Where love is secur'd by good-nature and truth: On her beauty I'll gaze, and of pleasure complain. While every kind look adds a link to my...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236524098
  • 9781236524096