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THE EPSOM DUEL, 1689, by            
First Line: I sing of a duel in epsom befel
Last Line: Thy clineas (oh sidney!) was never so match'd.
Subject(s): D'urfey, Thomas (1653-1723); Duels

I Sing of a Duel in Epsom befel,
'Twixt fa-so-la Durfey, and so-la-mi Bell:
But why do I mention the scribbling Brother?
For naming the one, you may guess at the other.
Betwixt them there happen'd a horrible Clutter,
Bell set up the loud Pipes, and Durfey did splutter.
Draw, Bell, wer't thou Dragon, I'll spoil thy soft Note,
Thy squeaking, said t' other, for I'll cut thy Throat.
With a Scratch on the Finger the Duel's dispatch'd,
Thy Clineas (Oh Sidney!) was never so match'd.

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