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John Dryden (1631–1700).  The Poems of John Dryden.  1913.
 
Songs, Odes, and Lyrical Pieces
A Song (“High State and Honours to others impart”)
 
HIGH 1 State and Honours to others impart,
  But give me your Heart:
That Treasure, that Treasure alone,
  I beg for my own.
So gentle a Love, so fervent a Fire,        5
  My Soul does inspire.
That Treasure, that Treasure alone,
  I beg for my own.
 
Your Love let me crave,
  Give me in Possessing        10
    So matchless a Blessing;
    That Empire is all I wou’d have.
 
    Love’s my Petition,
    All my Ambition;
    If e’er you discover        15
    So faithful a Lover,
    So real a Flame,
    I’ll die, I’ll die,
    So give up my Game.
 
Note 1. Text from the Miscellany Poems, 1704. [back]
 
 
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