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John Dryden (1631–1700).  The Poems of John Dryden.  1913.
 
Songs from the Plays
Song for a Girl, from Love Triumphant
 
1
YOUNG I am, and yet unskill’d
How to make a Lover yield:
How to keep, or how to gain,
When to love; and when to feign.
 
2
Take me, take me, some of you,
        5
While I yet am Young and True;
E’re I can my Soul disguise;
Heave my Breasts, and roul my Eyes.
 
3
Stay not till I learn the way,
How to Lye, and to Betray:        10
He that has me first, is blest,
For I may deceive the rest.
 
4
Cou’d I find a blooming Youth,
Full of Love, and full of Truth,
Brisk, and of a janty mean        15
I shou’d long to be Fifteen.
 
 
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