Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Fragment To ****** - Poem by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Let mules and asses in that circle tread,
And proud of trappings toss a feather'd head;
Leave you the stupid business of the state,
Strive to be happy, and despise the great:
Come where the Graces guide the gentle day,
Where Venus rules amidst her native sea,
Where at her altar gallantries appear,
And even Wisdom dares not show severe.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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