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Then with a Curt’ly took her leave,
Her Cousin Nan discoyer'd soon,
Why Faith! to tell the truth, quoth she,
Mrs. BARBIERE's First Appearance on the Stage at
the Rehearsal of Almahide.
By the same Hand.
O Pleasure now from Nicolini's Tongue,
In vain he strives to move us with his Song: On a Fair Syren we have fix'd our Choice, And wait with longing Ears for Barbiere's Voice.
When lo! the Nymph by bashful Awe betray'd! Her faultring Tongue denies her: Looks its Aid; But so much Innocence adorns her Fears, And with such Grace her Modesty she wears; By her Disorder all her Charms encrease, And had the better Sung; she’ad pleas’d us less.
Ο Ν. Α
Book written by a married Man,
Entituled, The Pleasures of Matrimony. Sent to the Author.
its Weight, HO can but smile, when those, that feel
Take Pains to recommend the Nuptial Thus Ducks decoy'd themselves their kindred
[cheat, : And strive to ease their own, by others Fate.
Thus crafty Reynard, when his Tail was gone, . Preach'd up th’Advantages of having none. But vain these Arts, and vain the thin Disguise, We see the Cheat, and all your Tricks despise. For who that hath the Joys of Freedom known, Would chuse to put the Marriage Fetters on; To bind himself a Gally-Slave for Life, And drag about that galling Load, a Wife.
One while she rants with never-ceasing Voice; Jove's loudest Thunder makes a smaller Noise: ! Next Moment she employs her softer Airs, : ... And like th’Hyæna drops dissembling Tears: Pride, Jealousie, Revenge have each their share, And all the Plagues of Life by turns appear.
Th’unmarried Youth no anxious Cares moleft, No Sorrows discompose his peaceful Breast; His Heart and Thoughts are as his Person free, And Pleasure courts him with Väriety. With sparkling Wines he oft revives his Soul, And drowns all Trouble in the Cordial Bowl: Then finds fome Nymph who freely yields her
[Heart, And strives to ease the faithful Lover's Smart; Who thinks her Kindness Charm enough to move, And scorns all other Bonds, but those of Love.