Cadenus and Vanessa: A Poem. To which is Added, a True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods Belonging to Dr. S---t, Vicar of Lara Cor; Upon Lending His House to the Bishop of -------, Till His Own was Built

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Stran 7 - If a small breeze obstruct the course, It whirls about, for want of force, And in its narrow circle gathers Nothing but chaff, and straws, and feathers. The current of a female mind Stops thus, and turns with every wind ; Thus whirling round together draws Fools, fops, and rakes, for chaff and straws.
Stran 10 - Produc'd on Earth a wondrous maid. On whom the queen of love was bent To try a new experiment. She threw her law-books on the shelf, And thus debated with herself.
Stran 27 - I knew by what you said and writ, How dang'rous Things were Men of Wit, You caution'd me against their Charms, 6ao But never gave me equal Arms : Your Lessons found the weakest Part, Aim'd at the Head, but reach'd the Heart.
Stran 34 - Who, though he cannot spell, is wise Enough to read a lady's eyes, And will each accidental glance Interpret for a kind advance.
Stran 28 - He hardly knew, till he was told, whether the nymph were young or old; had met her in a public place, •without distinguishing her face...
Stran 32 - Tis merit must with her prevail! He never knew her judgment fail! She noted all she ever read! And had a most discerning head!
Stran 27 - Yet could such notions entertain That all his lectures were in vain? She own'd the wandering of her thoughts; But he must answer for her faults. She well remember'd, to her cost. That all his lessons were not lost. Two maxims she could still produce, And sad experience taught. their use; That virtue...
Stran 33 - Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery 's the food of fools, Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.
Stran 5 - Accusing the false creature man. The brief with weighty crimes was charg'd, On which the pleader much enlarg'd ; That Cupid now has lost his art, ~) Or blunts the point of every dart ; — His altar now no longer...
Stran 32 - Tis an old Maxim in the Schools, That Vanity's the Food of Fools ; Yet now and then your Men of Wit 760 Will condescend to take a Bit.

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