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EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 39. WON BY SUBTILTY, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life and a dearer mistress is the prize
Last Line: And a gold pippin wins a maidenhead.
Subject(s): Atalanta; Courtship; Hippomenes (Mythology); Racing


LIFE and a dearer mistress is the prize,
For the swift fair had run great numbers dead.
Hippomenes ventures, bribes her covetous eyes,
And a gold pippin wins a maidenhead.





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