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Poem by Mary Chudleigh


Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?
The Heart you begs not worth possessing:
Each Look, each Word, each Smiles affected,
And inward Charms are quite neglected:
Then scorn her, scorn her, foolish Swain,
And sigh no more, no more in vain.

Beautys worthless, fading, flying;
Who would for Trifles think of dying?
Who for a Face, a Shape, woud 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 whats inviting,
On what will never bear the slighting:
Wit and Virtue claim your Duty,
Theyre much more worth than Gold and Beauty:
To them, to them, your Heart resign,
And youll no more, no more repine.

Mary Chudleigh

Mary Chudleigh's other poems:
  1. The Wish
  2. To the Ladies

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Blake Song ("How sweet I roam'd from field to field")
  • 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 Etherege Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes")
  • Edgar Poe Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827
  • Aphra Behn Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine")
  • Bayard Taylor Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear")
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe Song ("How happy were my days, till now")
  • George Lyttelton Song ("When Delia on the plain appears") 1732
  • Philip Massinger Song ("Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death")

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