Ephelia

England

Acrostic. (Number 4)

Rarest of Virgins, in whose Breast and Eyes,
A11 that is Virtuous and Lovely lies:
Could I describe but half thy Excellence,
How would the Gods with speed Bodies condense!
Eternity for Thee they would despise,
Leave their Divine Abodes, new Shapes devise,
Lovelier than that which
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(1) did surprise.
Proud if in any Form they thee could please,
Or give to their Immortal Cares some ease;
When us, poor Mortals, with your Sight you bless,
None can find words their wonder to express;
Enamoring and dazzling with your Sight,
You prove at once our Torture and Delight.
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