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ON A YOUNG LADY, WHO ASKED A NECKLACE OF A GENTLEMAN's HAIR, AND WAS REFUSED

1 And is it thus, Miranda cried,
2 And am I then by him denied,
3 Alas my heart is sore;
4 Why did I make the fond request?
5 Why not conceal it in my breast,
6 As I had done before?
7 I know not how he spoke so fair,
8 I wish'd to have his yellow hair,
9 And wear it round my neck;
10 But, O! it hurt his gentle mind,
11 Such boldness in my sex to find,
12 Then what could I expect.

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    Title (in Source Edition): ON A YOUNG LADY, WHO ASKED A NECKLACE OF A GENTLEMAN's HAIR, AND WAS REFUSED
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    Carmichael, Miss (Rebekah) (fl. 1790-1806). Poems. Edinburgh: Peter Hill, 1790, p. 86. 92p. (ESTC T104666) (Page images digitized from a copy at University of California Libraries — third-party rights apply.)

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