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(- But, Madam, if trie Fates withstand A and you
Are destin'd Hymen's willing Victim tod, l- -•:';
Trust not too much your now resistless Charms,
Those, Age or Sickness, soon or late* disarms;
Good Humour only teaches Charms to last,'' :!'s
Still makes new Conquests, and maintains the past:
Love, rais'd on Beauty, will like That decay,'
Our Hearts may bear its slender Chain a Day> .'.
As flow'ry Bands in Wantonness are worn;
A Morning's Pleasure, and at Evening torn:
This binds in Ties more easie,-yet more strong,
The willing Heart, and only holds it long.

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

[warm.

'. .* * MnintmifilU Paulet,

Now

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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Copies os Verses,

'WRITTEN ;. . ...

Some Years since in Imitation of the Style of Two Persons of Quality. .

By the same Hand.

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On SILENCE.

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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

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Then various.Elements against thee join'd,

In one more various Animal combin'd,

[kind. And fram'd the dam'rous Rate of busieHuman

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The Tongue mov'd gently first, and Speech was

flow,

"'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

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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.

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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*

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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

[Name,

The only Honour of the wishing Dame j

[Fame.

Thy very want of Tongue makes thee a kind of

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But cou'dstthou seize some Tongues that now

[are free,

HowChurch and State wou'd be oblig'd to thee?

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At Senate, and at Bar, how welcome wou'dst thou

L XI. Yet

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