Song LIX., pp.311-312.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

PHillis the fairest of love’s foes, 

Tho’ fiercer than a dragon, 

Phillis that scorn’d the powder’d beaux, 

What has she now to brag on? 

What has she now to brag on? 

What has she, &c. 

So long she kept her limbs so close, 

Till they have scarce a rag on. 

– 

Compell’d thro’ want, the wretched maid 

Did sad complaints begin, 

Which surly Strephon hearing, said, 

It was both shame and sin, 

It was both shame and sin, 

It was both, &c. 

To pity such a lazy jade, 

Wou’d neither kiss nor spin. 

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