female counsel in a females cause.
Look on this form,1where humour, quaint and sly,
cheek, and points the beaming eye;
Where gay invention seems to boast its wiles
In amorous hint, and
While her light mask or covers satires strokes,
Or hides the conscious blush her
Look on her welldoes she seemd formd to teach?
Should you expect to hear this lady
Is grey experience suited to her youth?
Do solemn sentiments become that mouth?
Bid her be
grave, those lips should rebel prove
To every theme that slanders mirth or love.
thus adornd with every graceful art
To charm the fancy and yet reach the heart
Must we displace
her, and instead advance
The goddess of the woful countenance
The sentimental Muse?Her emblems
The Pilgrims Progress, and a sprig of rue!
View hertoo chaste to look like flesh and blood
portrayd on emblematic wood!
There, fixd in usurpation, should she stand,
Shell snatch the dagger from
her sisters hand:
And having made her votaries weep a flood,
Good heaven! shell end her comedies in
Bid Harry Woodward break poor Dunstals crown!
Imprison Quick, and knock Ned Shuter down;
sad Barsanti, weeping oer the scene,
Shall stab herselfor poison Mrs. Green.
dire encroachments to prevent in time,
Demands the critics voicethe poets rhyme.
Can our light
scenes add strength to holy laws
Such puny patronage but hurts the cause:
Fair virtue scorns our feeble
aid to ask;
And moral truth disdains the tricksters mask
For here their favourite stands,2 whose brow
And sad, claims youths respect, and pitys tear;
Who, when oppressd by foes her worth creates,
point a poniard at the guilt she hates.
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