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First Line: Ladies, fly from love's smooth tale
Last Line: Conquer love that run away.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of

LADIES, fly from love's smooth tale,
Oaths steep'd in tears do oft prevail;
Grief is infectious, and the air
Inflam'd with sighs will blast the fair.
Then stop your ears when lovers cry,
Lest yourselves weep when no soft eye
Shall with a sorrowing tear repay
That pity which you cast away.

Young men, fly when beauty darts
Amorous glances at your hearts:
The fix'd mark gives the shooter aim,
And ladies' looks have power to maim;
Now 'twixt their lips, now in their eyes,
Wrapt in a smile or kiss, love lies:
Then fly betimes, for only they
Conquer love that run away.

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