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The Wish, By a Young Lady by Laetitia Pilkington

I ask not wit, nor beauty do I crave, Nor wealth, nor pompous titles wish to have; But since, ’tis doomed through all degrees of life, Whether a daughter, sister, or a wife; That females should the stronger males obey, … Continue reading

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A Song: Lying is an occupation by Laetitia Pilkington

Lying is an occupation, Used by all who mean to rise; Politicians owe their station, But to well concerted lies. These to lovers give assistance, To ensnare the fair-one’s heart; And the virgin’s best resistance Yields to this commanding art. … Continue reading

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