The Poetical Works of the Right Hon. George Granville, Lord Lansdowne/20

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WRITTEN UNDER THE
LADY MARY VILLIERS’ NAME.

If l not love you, Villiers, more
Than ever mortal lov’d before;
With ſuch a paſſion, fix’d and ſure,3
As ev’n poſſeſſion could not cure,
Never to ceaſe but with my breath,
May then this bumper be my death.6