Quotation by Alexander Pope

by man's oppression cursed,
They seek the second not to lose the first.
Men, some to bus'ness, some to pleasure take;
But ev'ry woman is at heart a rake:
Alexander Pope (1688–1744), British poet. Moral Essays: Epistle to a Lady. . .

Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.
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