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BOOK XII. Ep 103.

1 You sell your wife's rich jewels, lace, and cloaths;
2 The price once pay'd, away the purchase goes:
3 But she a better bargain proves, I'm told;
4 Still sold returns, and still is to be sold.

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    Title (in Source Edition): BOOK XII. Ep 103.
    Author: John Hoadly
    Themes: women; female character; marriage; money; wealth
    Genres: epigram; imitation; translation; paraphrase
    References: DMI 27758

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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. 287. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.005) (Page images digitized by the Eighteenth-Century Poetry Archive from a copy in the archive's library.)

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