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AH, CHLORIS, COULD I NOW BUT SIT 1811 Ah! Chlo ris, could I now but sit, As un con cern'd as when Your in fant beau ty could be get No hap pi ness nor pain. When I this dawn ing did ad mire, And prais'd the com ing day, I lit tle thought that ris ing fire Would take my rest a way. 2. Your charms in harmless childhood lay As metals in a mine; Age from no face takes more away, Than youth conceal'd in thine: But as your charms insensibly To their perfection press'd, So love, as unperceiv'd, did fly, And center'd in my breast. 3. My passion with your beauty grew, While Cupid, at my heart, Still as his mother favour'd you, Threw a new flaming dart: Each gloried in their wanton part; To make a lover, he Employ'd the utmost of his art; To make a beauty, she. www.abcnotation.com/tunes

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