Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG, by CHARLES SEDLEY

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First Line: Phillis is my only joy
Last Line: What need lovers wish for more?

PHILLIS is my only joy
Faithless as the wind or seas;
Sometimes coming, sometimes coy,
Yet she never fails to please.
If with a frown
I am cast down,
Phillis, smiling
And beguilling,
Makes me happier than before.
Though, alas! too late I find
Nothing can her fancy fix;
Yet the moment she is kind
I forgive her all her tricks;
Which though I see,
I can't get free;
She deceiving,
I believing,
What need lovers wish for more?

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