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ON MRS. WALKER'S POEMS: PARTICULARLY THAT ON THE AUTHOR, by            
First Line: Blush, wilmot, blush; a female muse
Last Line: The breeches and the bays.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Women - Writers


BLUSH, Wilmot, blush; a female muse,
Without one guilty line,
The tender theme of love pursues
In softer strains than thine.

'Tis thine the passion to blaspheme,
'Tis her's with wit and ease
(When a mere nothing is the theme)
Beyond thyself to please.

Then be to her the prize decreed,
Whose merit has prevail'd;
For what male poet can succeed,
If Rochester has fail'd?

Since Phoebus quite forgetful grows,
And has not yet thought fit,
In his high wisdom, to impose
A salique law on wit;

Since of your thoughts he takes no care,
Ye Priors, Popes, and Gays;
'Tis hard! -- but let the women wear
The breeches and the bays.





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