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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
“Thus Damon Knocked at Celia’s Door”
By George Farquhar (1677?–1707)
 
(From The Constant Couple, 1700)

THUS Damon knock’d at Cælia’s Door,
Thus Damon knock’d at Cælia’s Door,
He sigh’d and begg’d, and wept and swore,
The sign was so, She answer’d no,
The sign was so, She answer’d no, no, no, no.        5
 
Again he sigh’d, again he pray’d,
No, Damon, no, no, no, no, no, I am afraid;
Consider, Damon, I’m a Maid,
Consider, Damon, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I’m a Maid.
 
At last his Sighs and Tears made way,        10
She rose and softly turn’d the key;
Come in, said she, but do not, do not stay,
I may conclude, you will be rude;
But if you are you may:
I may conclude, you will be rude,        15
But if you are you may.
 
 
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