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TO A JILTED SWAIN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Get thee back neglected friends
Last Line: Curst is she that marrieth.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Friendship; Happiness; Laughter; Marriage; Joy; Delight; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

GET thee back neglected friends;
And repay, as each one lends,
Tithes of shallow-sounding glee
Or keen-ringing raillery:
Get thee from lone vigils; be
But in jocund company,
Where is laughter and acclaim
Boisterous above the name. --
Get where sulking husbands sip
Ale-house cheer, with pipe at lip;
And where Mol the barmaid saith
Curst is she that marrieth.

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