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" twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, she averr'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young ; And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tenderness fall from her tongue. "
A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes - Page 362
edited by - 1782
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 26

English literature - 1764
...a gift for my' fair ; I have found where the wood-pigroe But let me that plunder forbear; (breed : She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, (lie averr'd. Who could rob a poor bird of its young: And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tendernefs...
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London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer..., Volume 20

English essays - 1751
...fear, She might fay 'twas a barbarous deed ; For (he faid he could never be true, Who could rob a'poor bird of its young; And I lov'd her the more, when I knew, Such tendcrncf* flow from her tongue. I lov'd her the more, when (he told, How that pity was...
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A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley].

Collection - English poetry - 1755
...refign. V. 1 have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed: But let me that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, fhe aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tendernefs...
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A Collection of Poems ...

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1758
...refign. V. 1 have found out a gift for my fair ; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed ; But let me that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, fhe aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tendernefs...
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The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone, Esq;: I. Elegies on ...

William Shenstone - 1764 - 345 pages
...that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, fhe aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd...the more, when I heard Such tendernefs fall from her tongue. 1 have heard her with fweetnefs unfold How that pity was due to — a dove : That it ever attended...
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The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone, Esq;: I. Elegies on ...

William Shenstone - 1764 - 345 pages
...that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, fhe aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Sy,ch tendernefs fall from her tongue. I have heard her with fweetnefs unfold How that pity was due...
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The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone, Esq;: I. Elegies on ...

William Shenstone - 1764 - 345 pages
...refign. I have found out a gift for my fair ; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed : But let rne that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, fhe aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tendernefs...
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The Works, in Verse and Prose, Volume 1

William Shenstone - Conduct of life - 1764
...refign. I have found out a gift for my fair ; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed : But let me that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, fhe aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tendernefs...
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The Works, in Verse and Prose, Volume 1

William Shenstone - Conduct of life - 1764
...refign. I have found out a gift for my fair ; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed : But let me that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For he ne'er could be true, me aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd her the more, when I heard Such tendernefs...
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Elegies on several occasions. Odes, songs, ballads, &c. Levities; or, Pieces ...

William Shenstone - 1765
...that plunder forbear, She will fay 'twas a barbarous deed. For lie ne'er could be true, flic aver'd, Who could rob a poor bird of its young : And I lov'd...the more, when I heard Such tendernefs fall from her tongue. I have heard her with fweetnefs unfold How that pity was due to— a dove : That it ever attended...
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