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SONNET TO A MONKEY, by            
First Line: O lively [or, lovely], o must charming pug
Last Line: So was obliged to call him woman.
Alternate Author Name(s): Fleming, Marjory
Variant Title(s): A Sonnet On A Monkey
Subject(s): Monkeys


O LIVELY, O most charming pug,
Thy graceful air, and heavenly mug;
The beauties of his mind do shine,
And every bit is shaped and fine.
Your teeth are whiter than the snow,
You're a great buck, you're a great beau;
Your eyes are of so nice a shape,
More like a Christian's than an ape;
Your cheek is like the rose's blume,
Your hair is like the raven's plume;
His nose's cast is of the Roman,
He is a very pretty woman.
I could not get a rhyme for Roman,
So was obliged to call him woman.





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