Song From Abdelazar

Arphra Behn

     Love in fantastic triumph sat,
       Whilst bleeding hearts around him flow'd,
   For whom fresh pains he did create,
       And strange tyrannic power he shew'd;
   From thy bright eyes he took his fire,
       Which round about in sport he hurl'd;
   But 'twas from mine he took desire
       Enough to undo the amorous world.

      From me he took his sighs and tears,
       From thee his pride and cruelty;
   From me his languishments and fears,
       And every killing dart from thee;
   Thus thou and I the God have arm'd,
       And set him up a Deity;
   But my poor heart alone is harm'd,
       Whilst thine the victor is, and free.

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