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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
Song: ‘Dorinda’s sparkling wit and eyes’
By Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset (1638–1706)
DORINDA’S sparkling wit and eyes
  United cast too fierce a light,
Which blazes high, but quickly dies,
  Pains not the heart, but hurts the sight.
Love is a calmer, gentler joy,        5
  Smooth are his looks, and soft his pace,
Her Cupid is a blackguard boy,
  That runs his link full in your face.

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