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A FAREWEL TO WORLDLY JOYES, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewel to unsubstantial joyes
Last Line: Unhurt, like him, your charms I'll hear.
Alternate Author Name(s): Killegrew, Anne
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


FArewel to Unsubstantial Joyes,
Ye Gilded Nothings, Gaudy Toyes,
Too long ye have my Soul misled,
Too long with Aiery Diet fed:
But now my Heart ye shall no more
Deceive, as you have heretofore:
For when I hear such Sirens sing,
Like Ithaca's fore-warned King,
With prudent Resolution I
Will so my Will and Fancy tye,
That stronger to the Mast not he,
Than I to Reason bound will be:
And though your Witchcrafts strike my Ear,
Unhurt, like him, your Charms I'll hear.









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