Poem by Mary Chudleigh
Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?
The Heart you beg’s not worth possessing:
Each Look, each Word, each Smile’s affected,
And inward Charms are quite neglected:
Then scorn her, scorn her, foolish Swain,
And sigh no more, no more in vain.
Beauty’s worthless, fading, flying;
Who would for Trifles think of dying?
Who for a Face, a Shape, wou’d languish,
And tell the Brooks, and Groves his Anguish,
Till she, till she thinks fit to prize him,
And all, and all beside despise him?
Fix, fix your Thoughts on what’s inviting,
On what will never bear the slighting:
Wit and Virtue claim your Duty,
They’re much more worth than Gold and Beauty:
To them, to them, your Heart resign,
And you’ll no more, no more repine.
Mary Chudleigh's other poems:
- The Wish
- To the Ladies
Poems of the other poets with the same name:
Percy Shelley Song ("Rarely, rarely, comest thou") Samuel Johnson Song ("Not the soft sighs of vernal gales") Charlotte Mew Song ("Love love to-day, my dear") John Davidson Song ("THE boat is chafing at our long delay") Bryan Procter Song ("Here's a health to thee, Mary") George Crabbe Song ("Cease to bid me not to sing") Mary Montagu Song ("How happy is the harden'd heart") George Etherege Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes") Edgar Poe Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827Aphra Behn Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine") Emma Lazarus Song ("Frosty lies the winter-landscape") Amy Lowell Song ("Oh! To be a flower") Bayard Taylor Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear") Isaac Bickerstaffe Song ("How happy were my days, till now") Hilaire Belloc Song ("Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year") George Lyttelton Song ("When Delia on the plain appears") 1732Philip Massinger Song ("Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death") Duncan Scott Song ("I have done") Elinor Wylie Song ("It is my thoughts that colour") Richard Sheridan Song ("Here’s to the maiden of bashful fifteen")
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