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1 Love, like Original Sin, in all does dwell,
2 Fools sighs in private, and the Witty tell;
3 Boast they'r fond Passions in repeated Rhymes,
4 That other Reigning Mischief of the Times:
5 The Learn'd asham'd to own their Amorous Pain,
6 Vent the warm Raptures in a Pious strain,
7 Sigh, Languish, Die, (tho' for a Mortal fair,)
8 In Lays Divine, like Quarles and Arwaker.


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Title (in Source Edition): Love.
Themes: love
Genres: heroic couplet

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Egerton, Sarah Fyge, 1668-1723. Poems on Several Occasions, Together with a Pastoral. By Mrs. S. F. [poems only] London: printed, and are to be sold by J. Nutt, near Stationers-Hall, 1703, p. 40. [20],117,[3],15,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T125148) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [280 e.4058].)

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