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EPIGRAM V.

1 THO' cheerful, discreet, and with freedom well bred,
2 She never repented an idle word said:
3 Securely she smiles on the forward and bold,
4 They feel what they owe her, and feel it untold.

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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM V.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22442

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. II. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 235. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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