A New collections of songs and poems by Thomas D'Urfey ...
D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.
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A Song to a very Beautiful but very Proud Lady, set by Mr. Farmer in two Movements.

I.
CHloe, your scorn abate, kind beams discover,
Frowns purchace all mens hate, but gain no Lover;
Nature and Feature design'd you rare.
But whilst you are proud you are not fair;
Nor can the joys of Passion prove,
For Pride is still a foe to Love.
II.
To Courts where Tyrants sway, who'le venture thither?
Or who will put to Sea in Stormy weather?
Faces and Graces no lustre own,
When shaded by disdainfull frown;
Ne're to the Sun had the Persian bow'd,
Had he hid his bright Glories behind a Cloud.

Second Movement.

But when the Bottles rowl about and Glasses,
Plague on all Intrigues, and pox on charming faces;
But when the Bottles rowl about and Glasses,
We know no disdain, nor value Charming faces;
Page  14 Let the puney Lover sigh and whine and moan,
Like a fluttering drone, make an Insect humming;
Beauty here we see, more bright than any she,
Never out of humour, kind and always coming.