Matthew Prior quotes

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Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
At dawn of morn, and close of even,
To lift your heart and hands to Heaven.
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And 'tis remarkable that they
Talk most who have the least to say.
Dear Chloe, how blubbered is that pretty face!
Thy cheek all on fire, and thy hair all uncurled.
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What I speak, my fair Chloe, and what I write, shows
The difference there is betwixt Nature and Art:
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A diff'rent cause, says Parson Sly,
The same effect may give:
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'No, no; for my virginity,
When I lose that,' says Rose, 'I'll die':
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Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
To John I owed great obligation;
But John, unhappily, thought fit
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Nor good, nor bad, nor fools, nor wise,
They would not learn, nor could advise:
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