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THE TOOTH

1 O Look not, lady, with disdain!
2 Nor fill our hearts with ruth;
3 You still may charm some humble swain,
4 Altho' you've lost a tooth!
5 Thy beaming eyes are black as jet,
6 And pretty is thy mouth;
7 No angel ever smil'd so sweet,
8 Before you lost a tooth.
9 While fondly thus you strive to shine
10 In all the charms of youth;
11 Your face and figure e'er divine,
12 But, O! you've lost a tooth.
13 Ah! why that angry frown? for shame!
14 I only speak the truth:
15 It cannot hurt Eliza's fame
16 To say she's lost a tooth.
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17 But search some hearts, perhaps you'll find
18 A greater fault forsooth;
19 O! it were well for woman kind
20 Were all their loss a tooth!

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    Title (in Source Edition): THE TOOTH
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, pp. 12-13. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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