• From The Ladies Defence

    Melissa: I've still rever'd your Order [she is responding to a Parson] as Divine;
    And when I see unblemish'd Virtue shine,
    When solid Learning, and substantial Sense,
    Are joyn'd with unaffected Eloquence;... more »

  • Song

    Why Damon, why, why, why so pressing?
    The Heart you beg's not worth possessing:
    Each Look, each Word, each Smile's affected,
    And inward Charms are quite neglected:... more »

  • The Wish

    Would but indulgent Fortune send
    To me a kind, and faithful Friend,
    One who to Virtue's Laws is true,
    And does her nicest Rules pursue;... more »

  • To The Ladies.

    WIFE and servant are the same,
    But only differ in the name :
    For when that fatal knot is ty'd,
    Which nothing, nothing can divide :... more »