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EPIGRAM.

1 Frank Carves very ill, yet will palm all the Meats:
2 He Eats more than Six; and Drinks more than he Eats.
3 Four Pipes after Dinner he constantly smokes;
4 And seasons his Whifs with impertinent Jokes.
5 Yet sighing, he says, We must certainly break;
6 And my cruel Unkindness compells him to speak:
7 For of late I invite Him but Four Times a Week.

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Title (in Source Edition): EPIGRAM.
Author: Matthew Prior
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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. 197. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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