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EPIGRAM IX.

On one who first abused, and then made love to a LADY.

1 FOUL with graceless verse,
2 The noble dar'd asperse.
3 But when he saw her well bespatter'd,
4 Her reputation stain'd and tatter'd;
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5 He gaz'd and lov'd the hideous elf,
6 She look'd so very like himself.
7 True sung the bard well known to fame,
8 Self-love and social are the same.

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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM IX. On one who first abused, and then made love to a LADY.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; fame; scandal; notoriety
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22446

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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], pp. 236-237. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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