Sir George Etherege

(1635-1691 / England)

Sir George Etherege Poems

1. To a Lady asking him how long he would love her 1/4/2003
2. Song 1/4/2003
3. To a Very Young Lady 5/17/2001
4. Song from Love in a Tub 5/17/2001

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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