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were all the curtains drawn, you'd find not one, perhaps, but who is kind,

Minerva, naked from above, with Venus and the wife of Jove, exposing ev'ry beauty bare, descending to the Trojan heir; yet this was she whom poets name goddess of chastity and fame.

Penelope, her lord away, gave am'rous audiences all day; now round the bowl the suitors sit, with wine, provoking mirth and wit, then down they take the stubborn bow, their strength, it seems, she needs must know. Thus twenty cheerful winters past, she's yet immortaliz'd for chaste.

Smile Myra, then, reward my flame, and be as much secure of fame; by all those matchless beauties fir'd, by my own matchless love inspir'd; so will I sing, such wonders write, that when th' astonish'd world shall'cite a nymph of spotless worth and fame, Myra shall be th' immortal name.



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