Sarah Fyge

(1670 - 1723 / England)

Sarah Fyge Poems

1. To Philaster 1/1/2004
2. The Repulse To Alcander 1/1/2004
3. The Emulation 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Sarah Fyge

The Emulation

Say, Tyrant Custom, why must we obey
The impositions of thy haughty Sway;
From the first dawn of Life, unto the Grave,
Poor Womankind's in every State, a Slave.
The Nurse, the Mistress, Parent and the Swain,
For Love she must, there's none escape that Pain;
Then comes the last, the fatal Slavery,
The Husband with insulting Tyranny
Can have ill Manners justify'd by Law;
For Men all join to keep the Wife in awe.
Moses who first our Freedom did rebuke,
Was Marry'd when he writ the Pentateuch;
They're Wise to keep us Slaves, for well they ...

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