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1805 Excerpt: ...What fiend that daughter's destin'd match prevent
i Why the whole house in sudden ruin laid? O nothing, but last
night--my lady play'd. But wanders not my satire from my theme? Is
this, too, owing to the Love of Fame? Tho' now your hearts on lucre
are bestow'd 'Twas first a vain devotion to the mode. Nor cease we
here, since 'tis a vice so strong The torrent sweeps all womankind
along. This may be said, in honour of our times, That none now
stand distiuguish'd by their crimes. If sin you must, take nature
for your guide; Love has some soft excuse to sooth your pride. Ye
fair apostates from love's ancient j-ow'r Can nothing ravish but a
golden show'r? Can cards alone your glowing fancy seize? Must Cupid
learn to punt ere he can please? When you're enamour'd of a lift or
cast, What can the preacher more to make us chaste? Why must strong
youths unmarry'd pine away? They find no woman disengag'd--from
play. Why pine the marry'd?--O severer fate They find from play no
disengag'd--estate. Flavia, at lovers false, untouch'd, and hard,
Turns pale and trembles at a cruel card. Nor Arria's Bible can
secure her age; Her threescore years are shuffling with her page,
While death stands by but till the game is done, To sweep that
stake, in justice long his own: Like old cards ting'd with sulphur,
she takes fire, Or like snuffs sunk in sockets, blazes higher. Ye
Gods with new delights inspire the fair, Or give us sons, and save
us from despair. Sons, brothers, fathers, husbands, tradesmen,
close In my complaint, and brand your sins in prose: Yet I believe
as firmly as my creed, In spite of all our wisdom you'll proceed.
Our pride so great, our passion is so strong, Advice to right
confirms us in the wrong. I hear you cry, " This fellow's very
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