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THE

POETICAL

WORKS

OF

NICHOLAS Rowe, Esq;

LONDON:

Printed for E. CURLL at the Dial and Bible
against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet. 1715.

Price 4s. ; :

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An EPISTLE to FLÁVIA. On the Sight of two Pindarick Odes on

the Spleen and Vanity, Written by a Lady ber Friend.

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"LAVIA, to you with Safety I commend

This Verse, the secret Failing of your Friends To your good Nature I securely trust, ". Who know, that to conceal, is to be juft.

:: The Muse, like wretched Maids by Love undone,

(run, From Friends, Acquaintance, and the Light would Conscious of Folly, fears attending Shame, Pears che censorious World, and Loss of Fame. Some Confidant by Chance she finds, (tho’ few Pity the Fools, whom Love or Verse undo) Whose fond Compassion fooths her in the Sin, And secs her on to venture once again.

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