John Gay

(30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732 / Barnstaple, England)

HE THAT TASTES WOMAN


Man may escape from rope and gun;
Nay, some have out-liv'd the doctor's pill;
Who takes a woman must be undone,
That basilisk is sure to kill.
The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets,
So he that tastes woman, woman, woman,
He that tastes woman, ruin meets.

Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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