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Song on Madam S—.

1 Tho' the Amorous Beau,
2 So courtly and fine,
3 Admire a Dress,
4 And Face of fifteen.
5 Let Orinda but speak,
6 Her Tongue will surprize,
7 And make him her Slave,
8 Spight of Celia's bright Eyes.
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9 Was she old and deform'd,
10 Her Wit and her Air,
11 Would conquer more Hearts,
12 Than the Young and the Fair.
13 Those Charms are more noble,
14 The Lovely and Kind
15 May vanquish the Body,
16 She conquers the Mind.


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Title (in Source Edition): Song on Madam S—.
Themes: wit; beauty
Genres: song; lyric

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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, pp. 48-49. [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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