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ANOTHER [TRUE MAID].

1 Ten Months after Florimel happen'd to wed,
2 And was brought in a laudable Manner to Bed;
3 She warbl'd Her Groans with so charming a Voice,
4 That one half of the Parish was stun'd with the Noise.
5 But when Florimel deign'd to lie privately in,
6 Ten Months before She and her Spouse were a-kin;
7 She chose with such Prudence her Pangs to conceal,
8 That her Nurse, nay her Midwife, scarce heard her once squeal.
9 Learn, Husbands, from hence, for the Peace of your Lives,
10 That Maids make not half such a Tumult, as Wives.

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Title (in Source Edition): ANOTHER [TRUE MAID].
Author: Matthew Prior
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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. 269. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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