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The following Lines occasion'd by the Marriage of Edward Herbert Esquire, and Mrs. Elizabeth Herbert.
[ed.] "Elizabeth Herbert, great-great-granddaughter of the fourth Earl of Pembroke, married Edward Herbert of Swansea, county Glamorgan. The "Worsley" of the poem is the Frances Worsley who became Lady Cartaret in 1710. Hence the marriage of Edward and Elizabeth Herbert must have occurred before that date, or when Edward was nineteen and Elizabeth sixteen." (Reynolds [1903], 422) (AH)

1 CUPID one day ask'd his Mother,
2 When she meant that he shou'd Wed?
3 You're too Young, my Boy, she said:
4 Nor has Nature made another
5 Fit to match with Cupid's Bed.
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6 Cupid then her Sight directed
7 To a lately Wedded Pair;
8 Where Himself the Match effected;
9 They as Youthful, they as Fair.
10 Having by Example carry'd
11 This first Point in the Dispute;
12 WORSELEY next he said's not Marry'd:
13 Her's with Cupid's Charms may suit.

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Title (in Source Edition): The following Lines occasion'd by the Marriage of Edward Herbert Esquire, and Mrs. Elizabeth Herbert.
Themes: marriage
Genres: occasional poem

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Miscellany poems, on several occasions: Written by the Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea. London: printed for J. B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713, pp. 102-103. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000)

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