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TO MY WORTHY FRIEND, EDWARD FILMER, ON HIS WORK PUBLISHED, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: What charming peals are these
Last Line: To make the language sweet upon her tongue.
Subject(s): Filmer, Edward (d. 1669)


What charming peals are these,
That, while they bind the senses, do so please?
They are the marriage-rites
Of two, the choicest pair of man's delights,
Music and poesy:
French air, and English verse, here wedded lie.
Who did this knot compose,
Again hath brought the lily to the rose;
And, with their chained dance,
Recelebrates the joyful match with France.
They are a school to win
The fair French daughter to learn English in;
And, graced with her song,
To make the language sweet upon her tongue.





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