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Written at her Apartment in Windsor-Castle.

1 Whilst You, dear Maid, to soft alarms
2 Resign the genial hour,
3 Forsaking all for Henry's charms,
4 Your own, and Ours no more:
5 I lean my philosophic head
6 On table cold as clay,
7 And read good Gods, how I do read!
8 My very soul away.
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9 My Lady hears away her rage
10 In tragedy so deep:
11 Fringes no more her soul engage
12 Ev'n John has leave to sleep.
13 Thus all forgetting, or forgot,
14 While You are from our view,
15 To knot and read, and read and knot,
16 Is all we have to do.


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Title (in Source Edition): Written at her Apartment in Windsor-Castle.
Author: Mary Jones
Themes: domestic life; family
Genres: ballad metre

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Jones, Mary, d. 1778. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones. Oxford: Printed; and delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, MDCCL., 1750, pp. 150-151. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 1723].)

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