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Dear Child •' How can I wrong thy Name,
Since ’tis acknowledg’d at all Hands,
That could ill Tongues abufe thy Fame,
Thy Beauty Can make large Amends.
Or if I durft profanely try.
Thy Beauty’s powVful Charms t’upbraid,
Thy Virtue, ell might give the Lie,
Nor call thy Beauty to its Aid.
For Venus every Heart t’enfnare.
With all her Charms has deckt thy Face,
And Pal/at with unufual Care,
Bids Wifdom heighten every Grace.
|Who can the double Pain endure ?
r who mull not reiign the Field,
o thee, Coeleftial Maid, fecure
ith Cupid's Bow and Pallas' Sheild ?
If then to thee fuch Power is giv’n,
et not a Wretch in Torment live,
ut fmile and learn to copy Heav’n,
ince We mud iin ere it forgive,
et pitying Heav’n not only does
liForgive th’ Offender and th' Offence,
3 Jut even itfelf appeas’d bedows,
Ls the Reward of Penitence.
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