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On Mrs. L—s.

1 SUCH Sweetness and Goodness together combin'd;
2 So beauteous her Face, and so bright is her Mind;
3 So loving, yet chaste; and so humble, yet fair;
4 So comely her Shape, and so decent her Air;
5 So skilful, that Nature's improv'd by her Art;
6 So prudent her Head, and so bounteous her Heart;
7 So wise without Pride, and so modestly neat;
8 'Tis strange, this agreeable Creature's a Cheat!
9 For, tho' she to Man, for a Mortal, was giv'n,
10 These Virtues betray her Extraction from Heav'n.


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Title (in Source Edition): On Mrs. L—s.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: virtue; beauty
Genres: address

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 148. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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