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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
“The Bonny Grey Eyed Morn Began to Peep”
By Jeremiah Clarke (1669?–1707)
(A Broadside Song with music; c. 1698)

THE BONNY grey-Eyed Morn began to peep,
  When Jockey roused with Love came blithely on;
And I who wishing lay deprived of sleep,
  Abhorred the lazy Hours that slow did run:
But muckle were my joys when in my view,        5
  I from my Window spied my only dear;
I took the Wings of Love and to him Flew,
  For I had fancied all my Heaven was there.
Upon my Bosom Jockey laid his head,
  And sighing told me pretty Tales of Love;        10
My yielding Heart at ev’ry word he said,
  Did flutter up and down and strangely move:
He sighed, Kissed my Hand, [he] vowed and swore,
  That I had o’er his Heart a Conquest gained;
Then Blushing begged that I would grant him more,        15
  Which he, alas! too soon, too soon obtained!

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