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Written at her Apartment in Windsor-Castle.

I.
1 Whilst You, dear Maid, to soft alarms
2 Resign the genial hour,
3 Forsaking all for Henry's charms,
4 Your own, and Ours no more:
II.
5 I lean my philosophic head
6 On table cold as clay,
7 And read good Gods, how I do read!
8 My very soul away.
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9 My Lady hears away her rage
10 In tragedy so deep:
11 Fringes no more her soul engage
12 Ev'n John has leave to sleep.
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13 Thus all forgetting, or forgot,
14 While You are from our view,
15 To knot and read, and read and knot,
16 Is all we have to do.

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Title (in Source Edition): Written at her Apartment in Windsor-Castle.
Author: Mary Jones
Themes: domestic life
Genres: ballad metre

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Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones Oxford: Printed; and delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, MDCCL., 1750, pp. 150-151. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196)

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