Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
Barker, Jane.
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Farther ADVICE TO Young Ladies.

BE prudent, Ladies; Marry while you may,
Lest, when too late, you do repent and say,
You wish you had, whilst Sun had shone, made Hay.
If in th' principium of your youthfull days,
Your Beauties 's like to Sol's bright shining Rays,
Then are you Critical, and hard to please.
When as you do begin to chuse your Mate,
You chuse him first for Name and great Estate,
And qualify'd, as I shall here relate.
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Good-natur'd, handsome, Eloquent and wise,
Well learn'd, and Skill'd in Arts, of equal size,
'Tis Lady's Niceties to be precise.
But when to Twenty-one arriv'd you be,
You do begin to chuse reservedly,
Then the young Squire who keeps his Coach is he.
But when as your Meridian is past,
As posting Time doth swiftly passing hast,
So will your Crystal Beauties fade as fast.
Vesper succeeds Aurora in small space,
And Time will soon draw wrinkles in that Face,
Which was of late ador'd in ev'ry place.