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On Mr. ****, Schoolmaster at ***.

1 BEHOLD the lordly pedant in his school,
2 How stern his brow, how absolute his rule!
3 The trembling boys start at his aweful nod;
4 Jove's sceptre is less dreaded than his rod.
5 See him at home before the sovereign dame!
6 How fawning, how obsequious, and how tame!
7 Prosper, bright amazon, to thee 'tis given,
8 Like Juno, to rule him who rules the heaven.


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    Title (in Source Edition): On Mr. ****, Schoolmaster at ***.
    Author: John Straight
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; personal insults
    Genres: heroic couplet; epigram
    References: DMI 27732

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. V. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 257. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005)

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