A New collections of songs and poems by Thomas D'Urfey ...
D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723.
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Chloe's Complaint, a Song set by Mr. Farmer.

I.
LOng I've been wounded, but ne're durst
complain,
Long, long have been fetter'd yet still hug the
Chain;
Long cruel Parents have tortur'd my Love,
And Fate long has strove the dear flame to remove;
But still like a Rock 'gainst the Tide and the
Wind
I fix, let the Torrent prove ne're so unkind;
And whilst my Silvander pursues his desire,
I still bear the Tinder and he the Fire.
II.
The wise may dull Reasons and Morals propose,
And clog my sick fancy with Precepts like those;
But ah how in vain how vainly they preach,
Great Love surmounts all that their reason can
teach;
Love the great Agent that Nature employs,
The God of our Passions and source of our Joyes;
Without whom we soul-less and wretched should
prove,
For Mortals are Beasts till refin'd by Love.