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Hers are the willing chains o' love
By conquering Beauty's sovereign law,
And ay my Chloris' dearest charmó She says she lo'es me best of a\
Let others love the city,
And gaudy show at sunny noon ; Gie me the lonely valley,
The dewy eve, and rising moon, Fair beaming, and streaming,
Her silver light the boughs amang; While falling, recalling,
The amorous thrush concludes his sang! There, dearest Chloris, wilt thou rove
By wimpling burn and leafy shaw, And hear my vows o' truth and love,
And say thou lo'es me best of a' ?
No. 92. Can I cease to care?
Tune : Ay, waukin, O.
Scots Musical Museum, 1790, No. 213.
Chorus. Long, long the night,
Heavy comes the morrow, While my soul's delight Is on her bed of sorrow.
Can I cease to care ?
Can I cease to languish, While my darling fair
Is on the couch of anguish ! I
Ev'ry hope is fled, EvVy fear is terror ;
Slumber ev'n I dread, EvVy dream is horror.
Hear me, Powers divine !
O, in pity, hear me ! Take aught else of mine,
But my Chloris spare me!

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