by Robert Dodsley (1704 - 1764)

The Feast
Language: English 
Polly, when your lips you join,
Lovely ruby lips, to mine;
To the bee the flow'ry field
Such a banquet does not yield;
Not the dewy morning-rose
So much sweetness does inclose;
Not the gods such nectar sip,
As Colin from thy balmy lip:
Kiss me then, with rapture kiss,
We'll surpass the gods in bliss.

Confirmed with Trifles, by Robert Dodsley, published by Dodsley and printed at Tully's Head in Pall-mall 1745, Pages 202-209.


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