Vows of Virginity should well be weighd;
Too oft they're cancell'd, tho' in Convents made.
Wou'd you revenge such rajh Resolves-----you may :
Be Spiteful----and believe the thing we say,
We hate you when you're easily said Nay.
How needless, if you knew us, were your Fears?
Let Love kave Eyes, and Beauty will have Ears.
Our Hearts are form'd as you your selves wou'd choose,
Too proud to ask, too humble to refuse:
We give to Merit, and to Wealth we fell;
He sighs with most success that fettles well.
The Woes of Wedlock with the Foys we mix;
'Tis best repenting in a Coach and Six.
Blame not our Conduct, since we but pursue
Those lively Lessons we have learn'd from yosh :
Your Breasts no more the Fire of Beauty warms,
But wicked Wealth usurps the Pow'r of Charms;
What Pains to get the gaudy Thing you hate,
To (well in Show, and be a Wretch in State !
At Plays you Ogle, at the Ring you Bow;
Ev'n Churches are no Sanctuaries now:
There, Golden Idols all your Vows receive,
She is no Goddess that has nought to give.
oh, may once more the happy Age appear,
When Words were artless, and the Thoughts sincere
When Gold and Grandeur were unenvy'd things,
And Courts lefs coveted than Groves and Springs.
Love then shall only mourn when Truth complains,
And Conftancy feel Transport in its Chains.
sighs with Success their own soft Anguilla tell,
And Eyes Mall utter what the Lips conceal
Virtue again to its bright Station climb, :
, fear no Enemy but Time, The Fair shall listen to Defert alone, And
every Lucia find a Cato's Son.