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534. Song—Fragment—Why tell the lover

 WHY, why tell thy lover
 Bliss he never must enjoy”?
Why, why undeceive him,
 And give all his hopes the lie?
O why, while fancy, raptur’d slumbers,
 “Chloris, Chloris” all the theme,
Why, why would’st thou, cruel—
 Wake thy lover from his dream?

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