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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Thomas D'Urfey. 1653–1723
395. Chloe Divine
CHLOE 's a Nymph in flowery groves, 
  A Nereid in the streams; 
Saint-like she in the temple moves, 
  A woman in my dreams. 
Love steals artillery from her eyes,         5
  The Graces point her charms; 
Orpheus is rivall'd in her voice, 
  And Venus in her arms. 
Never so happily in one 
  Did heaven and earth combine:  10
And yet 'tis flesh and blood alone 
  That makes her so divine. 
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