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(15) Page 3 - Peggy, I must love thee
Peggy, I mnft love thee.
►So when by her, whom long I lov'd,
I fcorn'd was and deferted;
Low with defpair, my fpirits movd,
To be forever parted :
Thus drbdp'd I, till diviner grace
I found in Peggy s mind and face;
Ingratitude appeared then bafe,
But virtue more engaging.
Then now, fince happily iVe hit,
I'll have no more delaying;
Let beauty ryield to manly wit,
We lofe ourfelves in ftaying;
I'll hafte dull courtfhip to a clofe,
Since marriage can my fears oppofe:
Why fhou'd we happy minutes lofe,
Since, Peggy, I muft love thee.
Men may be foolifh if they pleafe,
And deem't a lovers duty
To figh, and facrifice their eafe,
Doating on a proud beauty:
Such was my cafe for many a yea?,
Still hope fucctedingto my fear;
Fatfe Betty's charms now difapperr,
Since^Vggy's far outfhine. therri .

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