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TO A LADY, WITH AN ETUI.

1 WHAT Friendship gives, sweet girl, approve,
2 They well deserve, who well design;
3 Then may this trifle speak his love,
4 Whose constant heart has long been thine.
5 Oft may each toy by you employ'd,
6 Revive his image in your heart
7 Or if the tender pen you guide,
8 Or shape the lawn with nicest art;
9 Or of its rough coat strip the pear,
10 Or pick your teeth, or sip your tea;
11 Whate'er you do, where'er you are,
12 Think, dear Maria, think on me.

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    Title (in Source Edition): TO A LADY, WITH AN ETUI.
    Author: Anonymous
    Themes: sex; relations between the sexes; love; objects
    Genres: address
    References: DMI 32548

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    A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. III. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, p. 44. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1136; OTA K093079.003) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [(OC) 280 o.790].)

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