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Poem by Thomas Chatterton


Colin Instructed


Young Colin was as stout a boy
As ever gave a maiden joy;
But long in vain he told his tale
To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.
Ah why, the whining shepherd cried,
Am I alone your smiles denied?
I only tell in vain my tale
To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.

True Colin, said the laughing dame,
You only whimper out your flame,
Others do more than sigh their tale
To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.

He took the hint &c. 



Thomas Chatterton


Thomas Chatterton's other poems:
  1. Chorus from Goddwyn
  2. The Copernican System
  3. Heccar and Gaira
  4. Songe to Aella, Lorde of the Castel of Brystowe Ynne Daies of Yore
  5. Epitaph on Robert Canynge


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