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Poem by Robert Craggs, Earl Nugent


Epigram 10. WHILE Lucy, chaste as mountain snows


WHILE Lucy, chaste as mountain snows,
Gives every idle fop a hearing;
In Mary's breast a passion glows,
Which stronger is from not appearing.
Say, who has chose the better part!
Mary to whom no joy is missing;
Or she, who dupe to her own heart,
Pays the full price of Mary's kissing.



Robert Craggs, Earl Nugent


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  5. Epigram 3. MY heart still hovering round about you


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