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A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed

Rating: 3.1

Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
Never did Covent Garden boast
So bright a batter'd, strolling Toast;
No drunken Rake to pick her up,
No Cellar where on Tick to sup;
Returning at the Midnight Hour;
Four Stories climbing to her Bow'r;
Then, seated on a three-legg'd Chair,
Takes off her artificial Hair:

Now, picking out a Crystal Eye,
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Kevin Straw 24 August 2012

What a filthy poem! It is larded thick with a stinking misogyny. There is no charity here, only the sniggering of a woman-hating little boy with talent but no heart. Some poems may be technically first class but indicative of a sick mind. It is of the same type as Swift's The Lady's Dressing Room. An equally obnoxious poem.

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Merv Greenland 16 April 2020

...you seem to be an aficionado.

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Francisca Darko 24 August 2012

I actually like this poem. I think the words are witty and the sarcasm he ususes in such an offhand way makes it enjoyable to read. It describes a woman in his time but it can also describe a woman in our time and for that I think it's quite brilliant.

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Carlos Echeverria 24 August 2012

It's a beautifully satirical poem, skewering society's grotesque disfigurement of women in pursuit of an ideal beauty.

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Ramesh T A 24 August 2011

Life of a luxurious lady is well described by the famous satirist Jonathan Swift! Is it a criticism or just a description? He only knows!

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Chinedu Dike 27 August 2019

Well articulated and nicely brought forth with clarity of thought and mind. An insightful work of art.

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Castellenas John 19 March 2019

Amazing use of the language. I enjoyed the journey in your words. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.

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Nick Kler 26 February 2017

Oh man, It brought a tear to my eye

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Daniel Jones 25 February 2017

glad to find this poem, wonderful imagery, Thank you

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there's nothing like the real thing..illusions lie and so does being fake...poor lady i hope she pulls herself together..very funny poem..

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