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Poem by Thomas Chatterton


Colin Instructed


Young Colin was as stout a boy
As ever gave a maiden joy;
But long in vain he told his tale
To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.
Ah why, the whining shepherd cried,
Am I alone your smiles denied?
I only tell in vain my tale
To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.

True Colin, said the laughing dame,
You only whimper out your flame,
Others do more than sigh their tale
To black-eyed Biddy of the Dale.

He took the hint &c. 



Thomas Chatterton


Thomas Chatterton's other poems:
  1. Chorus from Goddwyn
  2. The Copernican System
  3. Epitaph on Robert Canynge
  4. Songe to Aella, Lorde of the Castel of Brystowe Ynne Daies of Yore
  5. Onn Oure Ladies Chyrche


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