Where winding Forth adorns the vale,
Fond Strephon, once a shepherd gay,
Did to the rocks his lot bewail,
And thus address'd his plaintive lay:
O Julia, more than lily fair,
More blooming than the op'ning rose,
How can thy breast, relentless, wear
A heart more cold than winter's snows.
Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani
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