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Bare Innocence is no Support,
YET, whence proceeds this Weight we lay
lefs virtuous, learn'd, or wise.
The most effectual Way to baulk
The Furniture of a Woman's Mind.
Written in the Year 1727.
Set of Phrases learn'd by Rote ;
A Passion for a Scarlet-Coat;
Improving hourly in her Skill,
In chusing Lace a Critick nice,
If chance a Mouse creeps in her Sight, Can finely counterfeit a Fright; So, sweetly screams if it comes near her, She ravishes all Hearts to hear her. Can dextrously her Husband teize, By taking Fits whene'er she please : By frequent Practice learns the Trick At proper Seasons to be fick ; Thinks nothing gives one Airs. so pretty ; At once creating Love and Pity. If Molly happens to be careless, And but neglects to warm her Hair-Lace, She gets a Cold as sure as Death; And vows she scarce can fetch her Breath : Admires how modest Women can Be so robuftious like a Man.
In Party, furious to her Power :
POEMS on several OCCASIONS,
herself a Tory plain,
O YES! If
Man can find
* A Printer,
On the five Ladies at Sots-Hole, with
the Doctor at their Head.
The Ladies treated ibe Doctor.
Sent es from an Officer in the Army.
Written in the Year 1728.
AIR Ladies, Number five,
Who in your merry Freaks, With little Tom contrive
To fealt on Ale and Steaks,
While he fits by a Grinning ,
To see you safe in * Sots-Hole, Set up with greafy Linnen,
And neither Mugs nor Pots whole,
A Priest would please your Palate ;
in a Ballad: Where I shall see your Faces
On Paper daub'd so foul, They'll be no more like Graces,
Than Venus like an Owl. And we shall take you rather
To be a Midnight Pack
With Belzebub in Black,
To think such Ladies fine,
To treat a dull Divine : Be by a Parfon cheated ! Had
you been cunning Stagers, You might yourselves be treated
By Captains and by Majors. See how Corruption grows,
While Mothers, Daughters, Aunts, Instead of powder'd Beaus,
From Pulpits chufe Gallants,
* A famous Alç-house in Dublin for Beef-stakes.