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Short poem

Sir George Etherege (ca. 1635-1691)

Song from Love in a Tub

              1If she be not as kind as fair,
              2      But peevish and unhandy,
              3Leave her, she's only worth the care
              4      Of some spruce Jack-a-dandy.
              5I would not have thee such an ass,
              6Hadst thou ne'er so much leisure,
              7To sigh and whine for such a lass
              8      Whose pride's above her pleasure.

Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Sir George Etherege, The Comical Revenge; or, Love in a Tub (1664).
First publication date: 1664
RPO poem editor: G. G. Falle
RP edition: 3RP 2.54.
Recent editing: 2:2002/4/18

Rhyme: ababcdcd

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