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1 WHILE Lucy, chaste as mountain snows,
2 Gives every idle fop a hearing;
3 In Mary's breast a passion glows,
4 Which stronger is from not appearing.
5 Say, who has chose the better part!
6 Mary to whom no joy is missing;
7 Or she, who dupe to her own heart,
8 Pays the full price of Mary's kissing.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM X.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; women; female character
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22447

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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. 237. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.002)

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