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Fragment at Tunbridge-Wells.

1 FOR He, that made, must new create us,
2 Ere Seneca, or Epictetus,
3 With all their serious Admonitions,
4 Can, for the Spleen, prove good Physicians.
5 The Heart's unruly Palpitation
6 Will not be laid by a Quotation;
7 Nor will the Spirits move the lighter
8 For the most celebrated Writer.
9 Sweats, Swoonings, and convulsive Motions
10 Will not be cur'd by Words, and Notions.
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11 Then live, old Brown! with thy Chalybeats,
12 Which keep us from becoming Idiots.
13 At Tunbridge let us still be Drinking,
14 Though 'tis th' Antipodes to Thinking:
15 Such Hurry, whilst the Spirit's flying,
16 Such Stupefaction, when 'tis dying:
17 Yet these, and not sententious Papers,
18 Must brighten Life, and cure the Vapours, &c.


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Winchilsea, Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess of, 1661-1720. Miscellany poems, on several occasions: Written by the Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea. London: printed for J. B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713, pp. 229-230. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Buxton 100].)

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