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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
Song XIX: “Since We Your Husband Daily See”
By Matthew Prior (1664–1721)
 
SINCE we your husband daily see
  So jealous out of season,
Phillis, let you and I agree
  To make him so with reason.
 
I’m vext to think, that every night        5
  A sot, within thy arms,
Tasting the most divine delight,
  Should sully all your charms;
 
While fretting I must lie alone,
  Cursing the powers divine,        10
That undeservedly have thrown
  A pearl unto a swine.
 
Then, Phillis, heal my wounded heart,
  My burning passion cool;
Let me at least in thee have part        15
  With thy insipid fool.
 
 
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