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1 As Cloe came into the Room t'other Day,
2 I peevish began; Where so long cou'd You stay?
3 In your Life-time You never regarded your Hour:
4 You promis'd at Two; and (pray look Child) 'tis Four.
5 A Lady's Watch needs neither Figures nor Wheels:
6 'Tis enough, that 'tis loaded with Baubles and Seals.
7 A Temper so heedless no Mortal can bear
8 Thus far I went on with a resolute Air.
9 Lord bless Me! said She; let a Body but speak:
10 Here's an ugly hard Rose-Bud fall'n into my Neck:
11 It has hurt Me, and vext Me to such a Degree
12 See here; for You never believe Me; pray see,
13 On the left Side my Breast what a Mark it has made.
14 So saying, her Bosom She careless display'd.
15 That Seat of Delight I with Wonder survey'd;
16 And forgot ev'ry Word I design'd to have said.


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Title (in Source Edition): A LOVER's ANGER.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: complaint

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 85. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [H 6.8 Art.].)

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