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John Dryden (1631–1700).  The Poems of John Dryden.  1913.
 
Songs, Odes, and Lyrical Pieces
Rondelay
 
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CHLOE 1 found Amyntas lying,
  All in Tears, upon the Plain,
Sighing to himself, and crying,
  Wretched I, to love in vain!
Kiss me, Dear, before my dying;        5
  Kiss me once, and ease my pain.
 
2
Sighing to himself, and crying,
  Wretched I, to love in vain!
Ever scorning, and denying
  To reward your faithful Swain        10
Kiss me, Dear, before my dying;
  Kiss me once, and ease my pain!
 
3
Ever scorning, and denying
  To reward your faithful Swain.
Chloe, laughing at his crying,        15
  Told him, that he lov’d in vain:
Kiss me, dear, before my dying;
  Kiss me once, and ease my pain!
 
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Chloe, laughing at his crying,
  Told him that he lov’d in vain;        20
But repenting, and complying,
  When he kiss’d, she kiss’d again:
Kiss’d him up, before his dying;
  Kiss’d him up, and eas’d his pain.
 
Note 1. Text from the Miscellany Poems, 1693. [back]
 
 
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