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Warming Her Pearls by Carol Ann Duffy

for Judith Radstone Next to my own skin, her pearls. My mistress bids me wear them, warm them, until evening when I’ll brush her hair. At six, I place them round her cool, white throat. All day I think of … Continue reading

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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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The Disappointment by Aphra Behn

One Day the Amarous Lisander, By an impatient Passion sway’d, Surpris’d fair Cloris, that lov’d Maid, Who cou’d defend her self no longer; All things did with his Love conspire, The gilded Planet of the Day, In his gay Chariot, … Continue reading

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Brother And Sister by Lewis Carroll

“Sister, sister, go to bed! Go and rest your weary head.” Thus the prudent brother said. “Do you want a battered hide, Or scratches to your face applied?” Thus his sister calm replied. “Sister, do not raise my wrath. I’d … Continue reading

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