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The Moments past, if thou art wife, retrieve, With pleasant Mem'ry of the Bliss they gave. The Present Hours, in present Mirth imploy, And bribe the Future with the Hopes of Joy. The Future (few or more, how e'er they be) _ Were destin'd e'rst, nor can by Fate's Decree ( Be now cut off, betwixt the Grave and Thee, j H 0 R 4 C E
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Sepimius, Clauds nimirum, intelligtt unus,
To the Right Honourable R—H—, Esqs
DEAR Dick, howe'er it comes into his Head,
From this wild Fancy, Sir, there may proceed
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FAIR Susan did her Wifehode well mafetaffle, Algates assaulted sore by Leachers twjine: Now, an' I reade aryghte that auncient Song, The Paramours were Olde, the Dame was Yong.
:: :•• ':•• .! •', ;: -th. \x.: Had thilke fame Tale in other guise been toWe, Had they been yong, (pardie) and she been olde, Sweet Jesu! that had been much sorer Tryalb Full iDarvaUlous, I wote, were such Penyall I
LEST others tempt your Youth with Praise [not due, 1 And tell you what your self too soon would
Til] Flattery's Breath with Fortune's Blessings
Stifle your Virtue, and corrupt your Mind;