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To Ladies' Eyes

To Ladies’ eyes a round, boy,
We can’t refuse, we can’t refuse;
Though bright eyes so abound, boy,
‘Tis hard to choose, ’tis hard to choose.
For thick as stars that lighten
Yon airy bowers, yon airy bowers,
The countless eyes that brighten
This earth of ours, this earth of ours.
But fill the cup where’er, boy,
Our choice may fall, our choice may fall,
We’re sure to find Love there, boy,
So drink them all! so drink them all!

Some looks there are so holy,
They seem but given, they seem but given,
As shining beacons, solely,
To light to heaven, to light to heaven,
While some oh! ne’er believe them
With tempting ray, with tempting ray,
Would lead us (God forgive them!)
The other way, the other way.
But fill the cup where’er, boy,
Our choice may fall, our choice may fall,
We’re sure to find Love there, boy;
So drink them all! so drink them all!

In some, as in a mirror,
Love seems pourtray’d, Love seems pourtray’d,
But shun the flattering error,
‘Tis but his shade, ’tis but his shade.
Himself has fix’d his dwelling
In eyes we know, in eyes we know,
And lips but this is telling
So here they go! so here they go!
Fill up, fill up where’er, boy,
Our choice may fall, our choice may fall,
We’re sure to find Love there, boy;
So drink them all! so drink them all!


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Poem To Ladies' Eyes - Thomas Moore