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John Gay

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

If the Heart of a Man


If the heart of a man is deprest with cares,
The mist is dispell'd when a woman appears;
Like the notes of a fiddle, she sweetly, sweetly
Raises the spirits, and charms our ears.
Roses and lillies her cheeks disclose,
But her ripe lips are more sweet than those.
Press her,
Caress her,
With blisses,
Her kisses
Dissolve us in pleasure, and soft repose

Submitted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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