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On the Same.

1 Helen was just slipt into Bed:
2 Her Eye-brows on the Toilet lay:
3 Away the Kitten with them fled,
4 As Fees belonging to her Prey.
5 For this Misfortune careless Jane,
6 Assure your self, was loudly rated:
7 And Madam getting up again,
8 With her own Hand the Mouse-Trap baited.
9 On little Things, as Sages write,
10 Depends our Human Joy, or Sorrow:
11 If We don't catch a Mouse To-night,
12 Alas! no Eye-brows for To-morrow.


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Title (in Source Edition): On the Same.
Author: Matthew Prior
Genres: epigram

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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. 271. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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