A Song.

John Carr, Sir 1772 – 1832 (London, United Kingdom)



These shades were made for Love alone, -
Here only smiles and kisses sweet
Shall play around his flow'ry throne,
And doves shall sentinel the seat.
  
Come, Delia! 'tis a genial day;
It bids us to his bow'r repair: -
"But what will little Cupid say?" -
"Say! sweet? - why, give a welcome there."
  
There not a tell-tale beam shall peep
Upon thy beauty's rich display, -
There not a breeze shall dare to sweep
The leaves, to whisper what we say.
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Submitted on August 03, 2020

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD ECEC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 434
Words 87
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

John Carr, Sir

Sir John Carr (1772–1832) was an English barrister and (travel) writer. more…

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