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Sir George Etherege

(1635-1691 / England)

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  • Juan De Dios Torralbo (4/21/2008 4:24:00 AM)

    Among the COURT WITS' poetry, what is the role of Etherege?
    Perhaps, his poetical legacy is not of long-range impact, but what about... if he is compared to Sedley's 'Not, Celya [...]', Sackville's 'Dorinda's sparkling wit [...]', even Wilmot's poems?

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Song from Love in a Tub

If she be not as kind as fair,
But peevish and unhandy,
Leave her, she's only worth the care
Of some spruce Jack-a-dandy.
I would not have thee such an ass,
Hadst thou ne'er so much leisure,
To sigh and whine for such a lass
Whose pride's above her pleasure.

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