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1 SHE who in secret yields her heart,
2 Again may claim it from her lover;
3 But she who plays the trifler's part,
4 Can ne'er her squander'd fame recover.
5 Then grant the boon for which I pray!
6 'Tis better lend than throw away.


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    Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM XI.
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; fame; scandal; notoriety
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22448

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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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