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LETTER II. A School for Widows The Ball-Room at Almack's Waltzing
Quadrilling Rules and Regulations A Ball of other Times A Guide to
Matrimony Cautions to younger Brothers The French Play Pris The
Palais-Royal Spectacles Scene on the Boulevards? time, evening The
Tuilleries-Gardens A London Fog Invocation to Chemistry The
Folie-Beaujon Parisian Belles A Protest against Cachemires Maisons
deJeu English Lotteries?A new Tax proposed The coming on of a Bore.
TO JULIA. LETTER II. I Care not, cousin, if I hurt Your feelings:
you're a hardened flirt. Here, in a melancholy letter, Charles
tells me he is used no better, And begs, iu language quite
pathetic, The favour of my rod poetic, To lay a few more gentle
lashes On haughty Julia with two dashes. Still you exhaust each
female art To make a plaything of his heart, By dealing it a
see-saw measure Of hope and fear, of pain and pleasure. For shame !
That hacknied, stale pretence Of coldness and indifference Is far
too flimsy a disguise To cheat the most unpractised eyes. Your
heart and mad-cap head, 'tis plain, Agree like antidote and bane,
For though you frown upon, and flout him, You fidget, if three days
without him. Why thus capricious and uneven ? Oh, you 've " an
oath, ?an oath in heaven," Since Death's cold fingers turned the
key Of wedlock once, and set you free, Never to rivet on again The
galling matrimonial chain. Such is the vow of every widow. Thus,
long resolved, at last poor Dido Thought as her sister did, and I
do, That one good husband might be reckoned A fair excuse to try a
second. Chain, if you will?but wherefore galling ? Why, marriage is
your sex's calling. Awhile rejoicing to be free, How soon you loath
your liberty, Reno...
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