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In the same [Chaucer's] Style.

1 Fair Susan did her Wif-hede well menteine,
2 Algates assaulted sore by Letchours tweine;
3 Now, and I read aright that Auncient Song,
4 Olde were the Paramours, the Dame full yong.
5 Had thilke same Tale in other Guise been tolde;
6 Had They been Yong (pardie) and She been Olde;
7 That, by St Kit, had wrought much sorer Tryal:
8 Full merveillous, I wote, were swilk Denyal.

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Title (in Source Edition): In the same [Chaucer's] Style.
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. 290. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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