Samuel Johnson

(1709 - 1784 / Lichfield / England)

On Lyce - An Elderly Lady - Poem by Samuel Johnson

Ye nymphs whom starry rays invest,
By flattering poets given,
Who shine, by lavish lovers dress'd,
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Comments about On Lyce - An Elderly Lady by Samuel Johnson

  • Susan Williams (10/20/2015 5:12:00 PM)

    Ummm... maybe it is a culture thing but do the following lines inspire respect or affection? Her teeth the night with darkness dyes,
    She's starr'd with pimples o'er;
    Her tongue like nimble lightning plies,
    And can with thunder roar.

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