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1 ARACHNE once, as poets tell,
2 A goddess at her art defy'd;
3 But soon the daring mortal fell
4 The hapless victim of her pride.
5 O then beware Arachne's fate,
6 Be prudent, CHLOE, and submit;
7 For you'll more surely feel her hate,
8 Who rival both her Art and Wit.


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    Title (in Source Edition): Upon a LADY'S EMBROIDERY.
    Author: David Garrick
    Themes: art; painting
    Genres: epigram
    References: DMI 22577

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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. 238. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.003)

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