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D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.
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The Rapture, a Song set by Mr. Farmer.

AS on Serena's panting Bre
The happy Strephon lay,
With Love and Beauty doubly blest
He past the hours away:
Fierce Raptures of transporting Love,
And pleasure struck him dumb,
He envied not the pow'rs above,
Nor all the joys to come.
As painful Bees far off do rove,
To bring their Treasure home,
So Strephon rang'd the Field of Love,
To make his honny Comb:
Her Ruby lips he suckt and prest,
From whence all sweets derive,
Then buzzing round her snowy Breast;
Soon crept into the hive.