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(- But, Madam, if trie Fates withstand A and you
Thus * Voiture\ early Care still shone the fame,
And Monthausier was only chang'd in Name;
By this, ev'n now they live, ev'n now they charm,
Their Wit still sparkling and their Flames still
'. .* * MnintmifilU Paulet,
Now qtfwn'd with Myrtlt, on th' EtyJtanGot&, Amidst those Lovers, joys his gentle Ghost, Pleaj'dwhUewithSmiles his happy Lines you view, And finds a fairer Rambouillet in you. The brightest Eyes of France inspir'd his Muse, The brightest Eyes of Britain now peruse, Apd dead as living, 'tis our Author s Pride, Still to charm those who charm the World beside.
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Some Years since in Imitation of the Style of Two Persons of Quality. .
By the same Hand.
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OHence.' Coœval with Eteriijtyf,
Thou wert e'er Nature fo$xbegan to 6c* Twas one vastNothing, All ,,and All slept fast in thee.
Thine was the Sway, e'erHeav'nwasform'dor E'er fruitful Thought conceiv'd Creation's Birth, Or Midwife Word gave Aid, and spoke the Infant
Then various.Elements against thee join'd,
In one more various Animal combin'd,
[kind. And fram'd the dam'rous Rate of busieHuman
The Tongue mov'd gently first, and Speech was
"'Till wranglingiS^im? taught itNoise and Show," Aad-wicked WiLaiofe, thy most abusive Foe..._
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But Rebel Wit deserts thee oft in vain; Lost in tH£3Vfaze of Words^ he turns again, Aitd(leeks i surer State, and courts thy gentler
Afflicted Sense thou kindly dost set free,
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Oppress'd with Argumental Tyranny, And routed Reason finds a safe Retreat in thee.
With thee in private modest Dulness lies, And in thy Bosom lurks in Though?* Disguise; Thou Varnisher of fools, and Cheat of all the Wist*
Yet thy Indulgence is by both confest; Folly by thee lies sleeping in the Breast* And 'tis in thee at last xhvx Wistim seeks for Rest:
Silence*, the Knave's Repute, the Whore's good
The only Honour of the wishing Dame j
Thy very want of Tongue makes thee a kind of
But cou'dstthou seize some Tongues that now
HowChurch and State wou'd be oblig'd to thee?
At Senate, and at Bar, how welcome wou'dst thou
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