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A Critical Moment.

1 How capricious were Nature and Art to poor Nell?
2 She was painting her Cheeks at the time her Nose fell.

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Title (in Source Edition): A Critical Moment.
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. 273. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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