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First Line: Since man's a little world, to make it great
Last Line: A heav'nly count'nance, and a heart infernal.
Subject(s): Women


SINCE Man's a Little World, to make it great
Add Woman, and the metaphor's complete;
Nature this piece with utmost skill design'd,
And made her of a substance more refin'd,
But wretched Man, compos'd of dust and clay,
Must like all earthly things, with Time decay;

While she may justly boast of what's eternal,
A Heav'nly Count'nance, and a Heart Infernal.





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