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To a Young LADY, who had a CUPID given Her.

1 FAIR Lady, take a special Care,
2 This pleasing Toy become no Snare;
3 The subtle God is full of Wiles,
4 And mischiefs most, when most he smiles:
5 Beware to clasp him in your Arms,
6 Nor gaze too much upon his Charms;
7 Lest in a borrow'd Shape he wound,
8 As once unhappy DIDO found;
9 For, while she view'd his smiling Look,
10 Her Heart receiv'd a fatal Stroke.


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Title (in Source Edition): To a Young LADY, who had a CUPID given Her.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: advice; love
Genres: occasional poem

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 129. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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