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The Athenians Answer.

1 NOthing, Ah nothing! Virtue only gives
2 Immortal praise that only ever lives:
3 What pains wait Vice, what endless Worlds of Woe
4 You know full well, but may you never know.


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Title (in Source Edition): The Athenians Answer.
Themes: virtue; vice
Genres: heroic couplet; answer/reply

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Rowe, Elizabeth Singer, 1674-1737. Poems on several occasions. Written by Philomela. London: Printed for John Dunton at the Raven in Jewen-street, 1696, p. 35. [24],72,69,[11]p.; 8⁰ (ESTC R7317; OTA A57734)

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