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INVITES HIS NYMPH TO HIS COTTAGE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: On yon hill's top which this sweet plain commands
Last Line: Thy powers of love, or this my amorous flame.
Subject(s): Love; Seduction


ON yon hill's top which this sweet plain commands,
Fair Cynthia, all alone my cottage stands,
'Gainst storms, and scorching heats well fortified,
With pines, and spreading oaks on ev'ry side.

My lovely garden too adjoining lies,
Of sweetest flowers, and of the richest dyes:
The tulip, jas'min, emony, and rose,
Of which we'll garlands for thy head compose.

Nature to make my fountain, did its part,
Which ever flows without the help of Art,
A faithful mirror shall its waters be,
Where thou may'st sit beneath a shady tree,

Admiring what above the World I prize,
Thyself, the object of thine own fair eyes;
And which is greatest let the Spring proclaim,
Thy powers of love, or this my amorous flame.





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