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The PLAY-THING chang'd.

1 KITTY's charming voice and face,
2 Syren-like, first caught my fancy;
3 Wit and humour next take place,
4 And now I doat on sprightly Nancy.
5 Kitty tunes her pipe in vain,
6 With airs most languishing and dying;
7 Calls me false ungrateful swain,
8 And tries in vain to shoot me flying.
9 Nancy with resistless art,
10 Always humourous, gay, and witty;
11 Has talk'd herself into my heart,
12 And quite excluded tuneful Kitty.
13 Ah Kitty! Love, a wanton boy,
14 Now pleas'd with song, and now with prattle,
15 Still longing for the newest toy,
16 Has chang'd his whistle for a rattle.

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    Title (in Source Edition): The PLAY-THING chang'd.
    Author: Anonymous
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes
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    References: DMI 27932

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. VI. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 299. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.006)

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