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1 I'll not trust, nor man deceive me,
2 I'll elude his deepest art;
3 He shall wed and be deserving,
4 E're I give my much loved heart.
5 I don't want thee kind adviser,
6 Man shall never me perplex;
7 I shall still continue prudent,
8 And defy the faithless sex.
9 I never trust an artful story,
10 Ever to my heart take heed;
11 To me they shall be always humble,
12 Or they never shall succeed.
13 Nor like a bird I'll be deluded,
14 Virtue still shall guard my heart;
15 'Till I find a faithful lover,
16 It and I shall never part.


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Title (in Source Edition): ANSWER TO THE SONG OF 'TRUST NOT MAN,' &c.
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Kelly, Isabella, 1759-1857. Collection of Poems and Fables on Several Occasions. London: W. Richardson, 1794, p. 47. 72p. (ESTC T122123) (Page images digitized from a copy at the British Library.)

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