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WORDS OF COURSE

1 Of all your friends, when at your last resource,
2 Avoid the man that deals in words of course.
3 Damon's in love, he swears, with you alone;
4 Another comes, his heart's not all your own.
5 Yet still he swears, and still he keeps his word,
6 Nor ever breaks it, till appears a third.
7 Alexis now was kneeling at my feet;
8 'Tis strange, he cannot see me on the street.
9 Sandy's my friend, no other aid I claim;
10 In time of need, ah! Sandy's chang'd his name!
11 I started t'other day, when Willie said
12 To Jessie, You're a most unequall'd maid.
13 She smil'd, he sneer'd, I star'd him in the face;
14 He whisper'd me, These words are common place.
15 They are, 'tis well, too long I've felt their force,
16 Curse on your folly, and your words of course!

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    Title (in Source Edition): WORDS OF COURSE
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, p. 28. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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