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Poem by George Lyttelton


When Delia on the plain appears, 
Awd by a thousand tender fears, 
I would approach, but dare not move; 
Tell me, my heart, if this be love?

Wheneer she speaks, my ravishd ear 
No other voice but hers can hear, 
No other wit but hers approve; 
Tell me, my heart, if this be love?

If she some other youth commend, 
Though I was once his fondest friend, 
His instant enemy I prove; 
Tell me, my heart, if this be love?

When she is absent, I no more 
Delight in all that pleasd before, 
The clearest spring, or shadiest grove; 
Tell me, my heart, if this be love?

When fond of powr, of beauty vain, 
Her nets she spread for evry swain, 
I strove to hate, but vainly strove; 
Tell me, my heart, if this be love.


George Lyttelton

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Percy Shelley Song ("Rarely, rarely, comest thou")
  • Samuel Johnson Song ("Not the soft sighs of vernal gales")
  • Charlotte Mew Song ("Love love to-day, my dear")
  • John Davidson Song ("THE boat is chafing at our long delay")
  • Bryan Procter Song ("Here's a health to thee, Mary")
  • George Crabbe Song ("Cease to bid me not to sing")
  • Mary Montagu Song ("How happy is the harden'd heart")
  • George Etherege Song ("LADIES, though to your conquering eyes")
  • Edith Nesbit Song ("NOW the Spring is waking")
  • Mary Chudleigh Song ("Why, Damon, why, why, why so pressing?")
  • Edgar Poe Song ("I saw thee on thy bridal day") 1827
  • Aphra Behn Song ("O Love! that stronger art than wine")
  • Emma Lazarus Song ("Frosty lies the winter-landscape")
  • Amy Lowell Song ("Oh! To be a flower")
  • Bayard Taylor Song ("NOW the days are brief and drear")
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe Song ("How happy were my days, till now")
  • Hilaire Belloc Song ("Inviting the influence of a young lady upon the opening year")
  • Philip Massinger Song ("Why art thou slow, thou rest of trouble, Death")
  • Elinor Wylie Song ("It is my thoughts that colour")
  • Richard Sheridan Song ("Heres to the maiden of bashful fifteen")
  • Anna Seward Song ("FROM thy waves, stormy Llannon, I fly")
  • Aubrey De Vere Song ("HIS war-horse beats a distant bourne")
  • Maria Lowell Song ("O BIRD, thou dartest to the sun")
  • William Monkhouse Song ("WHO calls me bold because I won my love")

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