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So very reasonable, so unmov'd,

165 As never yet to love, or to be lov'd. She, while her Lover pants upon her breast, Can mark the figures on an Indian chest; And when she sees her Friend in deep despair, Observes how much a Chintz exceeds Mohair. 170 Forbid it Heav'n, a Favour or a Debt She e'er should cancel-but she may forget. Safe is your Secret still in Cloe's ear ; But none of Cloe's fhall you ever hear. Of all her Dears she never flander'd one, 175 But cares not if a thousand are undone. Would Cloe know if you're alive or dead? She bids her Footman put it in her head. Cloe is prudent-Would you too be wise ? Then never break

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heart when Cloe dies. 180 One certain Portrait may (I grant) be seen, Which Heav'n has varnish'd out, and made a Queen: THE SAME FOR EVER! and describ’d by all With Truth and Goodness, as with Crown and Ball.

NOTES, VER. 181. One certain no such thing as a perfect Portrait the same for Character; so that the satire ever !-) This is intirely falls not on any particular ironical, and conveys un- Character, but on the Chader it this general moral rafter-maker only. See Note truth, that there is, in life, on *78, 1 Dialogue 1738

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Poets heap Virtues, Painters Gems at will, 185
And show their zeal, and hide their want of skill.
'Tis well—but, Artists! who can paint or write,
To draw the Naked is your true delight.
That Robe of Quality so struts and swells,
None fee what Parts of Nature it conceals : 190
Th’exactest traits of Body or of Mind,
We owe to models of an humble kind.
If QUEENSBERRY to strip there's no compelling,
'Tis from a Handmaid we must take a Helen.
From Peer or Bishop 'tis no easy thing 195
To draw the man who loves his God, or King :
Alas! I copy (or my draught would fail)
From honest Mah’met, or plain Parson Hale.

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VARIATIONS,

life :

After ý 198. in the MS.

Fain I'd in Fulvia spy the tender Wife ;
I cannot prove

it on her, for my
And, for a noble pride, I blush no less,
Instead of Berenice, to think on Bess.
Thus while immortal Cibber only fings
(As * and H**y preach) for queens and kings,
The nymph, that ne'er read Milton's mighty line,
May, if she love, and merit verse, have mine.

NOTES. VER. 198. Mah’met, ser- to be the son of a Turkish vant to the late King, faid | Bassa, whom he took at the

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But grant, in Public Men sometimes are shown, A Woman's seen in Private life alone:

200 Our bolder Talents in full light display'd; Your Virtues open fairest in the shade. Bred to disguise, in Public ’tis you hide; There, none distinguish 'twixt your Shame or Pride, Weakness or Delicacy; all so nice,

205 That each may seem a Virtue, or a Vice.

NOTES. Siege of Buda, and con- ing, nor can we answer that ftantly kept about his per- these are exactly inserted. P. fon. P.

Ver. 203. Bred to difIbid. Dr Stephen Hales, guise, in Public'tis you hide ;] not more estimable for his There is something particuuseful discoveries as a Na- | lar in the turn of this assertural Philosopher, than for tion, as making their dishis exemplary Life and Pa- guising in public the necesftoral Charity as a Parish fary effect of their being bred Priest.

to disguise ; but if we conVER. 199. But grant, in fider that female Education Public, &c.] In the former is an art of teaching not to Editions, between this and be, but to appear, we shall the foregoing lines, a want have no reason to find fault of Connexion might be per- with the exactness of the ceived, occafioned by the expreffion. omiffion of certain Examples Ver.206. That each may and Illustrations to the Max-feem a Virtue, or a Vice.] jms laid down ; and tho' For Women are taught Virsome of these have since tue so artificially, and Vice been found, viz. the Cha- so naturally, that, in the racters of Philomedé, Atosa, nice exercise of them, they Cloe, and some verses fol- may be easily mistaken for lowing, others are still want- one another. Scris,

In Men, we various Ruling Passions find;
In Women, two almost divide the kind;
Those, only fix’d, they first or last obey,
The Love of Pleasure, and the Love of Sway. 210

That, Nature gives; and where the lesson taught
Is but to please, can Pleasure seem a fault?
Experience, this ; by Man's oppression curst,
They seek the second not to lose the first.

Men, fome to Bus' ness, fome to Pleasure take;
But ev'ry Woman is at heart a Rake: 216
Men, fome to Quiet, fome to public Strife;
But ev'ry Lady would be Queen for life.

VARIATIONS.
VER. 207. in the first Edition,

In sev'ral Men we sev'ral passions find ;
In Women, two almost divide the Kind.

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Ver. 207. The former cation, and in some degree part having shewn, that the by Neceffity. P. particular Chara&ters of Ver. 213. Experience Women are more various this, &c.] The ironical apothan those of Men, it is logy continued : That the nevertheless observed, that Second is, as it were, forced the general Characteristic of upon them by the tyranny the sex, as to the ruling and oppression of man, in Pasion, is more uniform. P. order to secure the first.

Ver. 211. This is occa. VER, 216. But ev'ry Wofioned partly by their Na- man is at heart a Rake:] ture, and partly their Edu- “ Some men (says the Poet)

Yet mark the fate of a whole Sex of Queens ! . Pow'r all their end, but Beauty all the means: 220 In Youth they conquer, with so wild a rage, As leaves them scarce a subject in their Age : For foreign glory, foreign joy, they roam ; No thought of peace or happiness at home. But Wisdom's triumph is well-tim'd Retreat, 225 As hard a science to the Fair as Great! Beauties like Tyrants, old and friendless grown, Yet hate repose, and dread to be alone, Worn out in public, weary ev'ry eye, Nor leave one figh behind them when they die. 230

Pleasures the sex, as children Birds, pursue, Still out of reach, yet never out of view; Sure, if they catch, to spoil the Toy at most, To covet flying, and regret when loft : At last, to follies Youth could scarce defend, 235 It grows their Age's prudence to pretend ;

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“ take to business, some to Rake's ill qualities than are “ pleasure, but every wo implied in this definition, “ man would willingly make of one who makes pleasure pleasure her business :" bis business. which being the peculiar Ver. 219. What are the characteristic of a Rake, we Aims and the Fate of this must needs think that he in- Sex?-I. As to Power. P. cludes (in his use of the

II. As to word here) no more of the pleasure. P.

Ver. 231.

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