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From hence, let fierce contending nations know
[ Exeunt Omnes.
END OF THE FIFTH ACT.
WRITTEN BY SIR SAMUEL GART H.
HAT odd fantastic things we women do!
Who would not listen when young lovers woo? But die a maid, yet have the choice of two ! Ladies are often cruel to their coft : To give you pain, themselves they punish moft. Vows of virginity should well be weighd; Too oft they’re canceld, though in convents made. Would you revenge such rath resolves---you may Be spiteful---and believe the thing we say, We hate you when you're easily said nay. How needless, if you knew us, were your fears ! Let love have eyes, and beauty will have ears. Our hearts are form'd as you yourselves would chuse, Too proud to ask, too humble to refuse : We give to merit, and to wealth we fell : He sighs with most success that settles well. The woes of wedlock with the joys we mix : 'Tis best repenting in a coach and six.
Blame not our conduct, since we but pursue Those lively lessons we have learnt from you. Your breasts no more the fire of beputy warms, But wicked wealth usurps the power of charms.
What pains to get the gaudy thing you hate,
eyes shall utter what the lips conceal:
ADDISON'S PO E M S.
Translation of all Virgil's Fourth Georgic, except
Cowley's Epitaph on himself
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