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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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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. III. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 237. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.003)

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