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Occasion'd by a Dispute with a LADY.

1 FORGIVE me, CHLOE; 'twas a Deed,
2 That from Ambition sprung;
3 I'll ne'er again presume to plead
4 With your victorious Tongue.
5 SUCH Wisdom in your Words appears,
6 Such Music makes them please;
7 Mine lose their Force, like Morning Stars
8 Before the Solar Rays.
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9 CONQUER'D by your superior Sense,
10 I drop the wordy War,
11 Convinc'd, your pow'rful Eloquence
12 Is strong, as you are fair.
13 YET, tho' subdu'd, my Fall is great,
14 Nor shamefully I yield;
15 'Tis Honour to contend, tho' beat,
16 When Angels take the Field.


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Title (in Source Edition): Occasion'd by a Dispute with a LADY.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: fighting
Genres: occasional poem

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Duck, Stephen, 1705-1756. Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, pp. 163-164. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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