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1 WHEN Phoebus was am'rous, and long'd to be rude,
2 Miss Daphne cry'd Pish! and ran swift to the wood,
3 And rather than do such a naughty affair,
4 She became a fine laurel to deck the God's hair.
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5 The nymph was, no doubt, of a cold constitution;
6 For sure to turn tree was an odd resolution!
7 Yet in this she behav'd like a true modern spouse,
8 For she fled from his arms to distinguish his brows.


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Title (in Source Edition): APOLLO and DAPHNE. An EPIGRAM.
Themes: relations between the sexes
Genres: epigram

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Smart, Christopher, 1722-1771. Poems on several occasions: By Christopher Smart, A. M. Fellow of Pembroke-Hall, Cambridge. London: printed for the author, by W. Strahan; and sold by J. Newbery, at the Bible and Sun, in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, MDCCLII., 1752, pp. 210-211. [16],230p.,plates; 4⁰. (ESTC T42626; OTA K041581.000) (Page images digitized from microfilm of a copy in the Bodleian Library [2799 d 134].)

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