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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
Chloe Divine
By Thomas D’Urfey (1653–1723)
 
CHLOE ’S a Nymph in flowery groves,
  A Nereid in the streams;
Saint-like she in the temple moves,
  A woman in my dreams.
 
Love steals artillery from her eyes,        5
  The Graces point her charms;
Orpheus is rivalled in her voice,
  And Venus in her arms.
 
Never so happily in one
  Did heaven and earth combine;        10
And yet ’tis flesh and blood alone
  That makes her so divine.
 
 
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