Dear Silvia lay aside those airs,
And let me share thy kisses;
Why, after so much toil and pray'rs,
Refuse the tender blisses?
Then let me press those lips so sweet,
And, bee-like, honey rifle!
To me the gain were wond'rous great,
The loss to thee a trifle.
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chère Sylvia", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2013-03-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
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