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" I do confess thou'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love thee ; Had I not found the slightest prayer That lips could speak had power to move thee : But I can let thee now alone, As worthy to be loved by none. "
The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism and Belles ... - Page 16
1829
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The Hive: A Collection of the Most Celebrated Songs ... ...

Ballads, English - 1729
...oceans reach our diftant fhore. I . To hisforfaken Miftrefs. • x. • D o confers thou'rt imooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love thee, Had I not found, the flighteft prayer,' ', • ' That lips cou'd fjfeak, had power to iv ove thep) r But I can let thee...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...sentiment, I have no difficulty in referring this poem to the reign of Charles I.] I DO confess thou 'rt smooth and fair, / And I might have gone near to love...thee ; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. I do confess thou 'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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Specimens of the early English poets [ed. by G. Ellis.]. To which ..., Volume 3

English poets - 1801
...of style and sentiment, I have no difficulty in referring this poem • to the reign of Charles I.] I DO confess thou'rt smooth and fair, And I might...power to move thee ; But I can let thee now alone I do confess thou 'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours are but like...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets, Volume 3

George Ellis - 1803
...evidence of style and sentiment, I have no difficulty in referring this poem to the reign of Charles I.] I DO confess thou'rt smooth and fair, And I might...thee ; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. I do confess thou'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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Specimens of the Early English Poets: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 3

George Ellis - English poetry - 1803 - 458 pages
...difficulty in referring this poem to the reign of Charles I.] JL DO confess thou'rt smooth and fair, i And I might have gone near to love thee ; Had I not...thee ; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. I do confess thou'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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Reliques of Robert Burns: Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and ...

Robert Burns - Dialect literature, Scottish - 1808 - 453 pages
...ony common weed and vile.* The * The following are the old words of this song : I do confess thou 'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love...thee; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. I do confess thou'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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Reliques of Robert Burns: Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and ...

Robert Burns - English literature - 1809 - 294 pages
...Like ony common weed and viie.* * The following are the old words of this song : I do confess thou 'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love...thee; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. I do confess thou 'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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Reliques of Robert Burns: Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and ...

Robert Burns - English literature - 1809 - 294 pages
...weed and vile.* * The following are the old words of this song : I do confess thou 'rt smooth ?.nd fair, And I might have gone near to love thee; Had...thee ; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. I do confess thou 'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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Reliques of Robert Burns: Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and ...

Robert Burns - English literature - 1809 - 294 pages
...Like ony common weed and vile.* * The following are the old words of this song : 1 do confess thou 'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love...slightest prayer That lips could speak, had power to wove thee ; But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd by none. 1 do confess thou 'rt sweet,...
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Select Scottish Songs, Ancient and Modern, Volume 2

Robert Hartley Cromek - Ballads, Scots - 1810
...Lake ony common weed and vile.* * The following are the old words of this song : I do confess thou 'rt smooth and fair, And I might have gone near to love...thee : But I can let thee now alone As worthy to be lov'd hy none. I do confess thou'rt sweet, yet find Thee such an unthrift of thy sweets, Thy favours...
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