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BOOK I. Ep. 11.

1 Curmudgeon the rich widow courts,
2 Nor lovely she, nor made for sports;
3 'Tis to Curmudgeon charm enough,
4 That she has got a church-yard cough.

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    Title (in Source Edition): BOOK I. Ep. 11.
    Author: John Hoadly
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; death
    Genres: epigram; imitation; translation; paraphrase
    References: DMI 27750

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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. 286. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163)

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