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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 FLAVIA.

ic . 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 Friend. To your good Nature I securely, trust, si sünni Who know, that to conceal, is to be just. The Muse, like wretched Maids by Love undone,

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

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