VERSES written in a Book called, Fables for the Female Sex.
1 WHILE here the poet points the charms
2 Which bless the perfect dame,
3 How unaffected beauty warms,
4 And wit preserves the flame;
5 How prudence, virtue, sense agree,
6 To form the happy wife:
7 In LUCY, and her book, I see,
8 The Picture, and the Life.
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Title (in Source Edition): VERSES written in a Book called, Fables for the Female Sex.
Author: David Garrick
Themes: poetry; literature; writing; virtue; vice
Genres: ballad metre; Chevy Chase stanza; dedication
References: DMI 22545
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