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" The light coquettish trip, the glance askew To slip the vizor, and to skulk anew— For Cupels Sowers, she hires the willing scull; A cockswain's now, and now a sharper's trull! A different face by turns, or dress does borrow, To-day a Quaker, and in weeds to-morrow! At windows twitters, or from hacks invites; While here a 'prentice, there a captain bites ; With new success, new 'ffrontery she attains ; And grows in riot, as she grows in gains."
I'd not walk'd in that garden
The past of half an hour, When there I saw two pretty maids
Sitting under a shady bow'r.. The first was lovely Nancy,
So beautiful and fair, The other was a virgin,
Who did the laurel wear, &c.
I boldly stepp'd up to her,
And unto her did say, Are you engaged to any young man )
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I'm not engag'd to any young man, I solemnly do swear; •         ,;
I mean to live a virgin,
And still the laurel wear, &c.
Then hand in hand together
This lovely couple went; Resolved was the sailor boy
To know her full intent; To know if he would slighted be,
When to her the truth he told: Oh no ! oh no! oh no! she cried,
I love a sailor bold,

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