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TO DELIA: 18, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Restore thy treasure [or, tresses] to the golden ore
Last Line: So shalt thou cease to plague, and I to pain.
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Love; Mythology


Restore thy tresses to the golden ore,
Yield Cytherea's son those arcs of love;
Bequeath the heav'ns the stars that I adore,
And to the orient do thy pearls remove.
Yield thy hands' pride unto the ivory white,
T' Arabian odours give thy breathing sweet;
Restore thy blush unto Aurora bright,
To Thetis give the honor of thy feet.
Let Venus have thy graces, her resigned,
And thy sweet voice give back unto the spheres;
But yet restore thy fierce and cruel mind
To Hyrcan tigers and to ruthless bears;
Yield to the marble thy hard heart again;
So shalt thou cease to plague, and I to pain.





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