The Midwife; Or, the Old Woman's Magazine

The Midwife; Or, the Old Woman's Magazine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1753 edition. Excerpt: ...Swains be brave and bold, And you the fair, be true. 1'be Price. SOME four Years ago I made Pbilit an Offer, (Provided my Suit fee wou'd hear) Of a Thoufand good Pounds to put in her Coffer, Nor thought I the Purchafe too dear. About two Years after a Meflage (he fent me, She was for the Thoufand my own; But unlefs for a Hundred he now wou'd content me, I fairJy reply'd, I'd have none. E'er fix Weeks were over, flie told me her Favour I feould for my Hundred receive; But I bow'd and affur'd her, with carelefs Behaviour, That Ten was the moft I cou'd give. T'other Day the coy Nymph for a Guinea was willing, Which I then thought a great deal too dear; And told her, except fee'd comply for a Shilling, To feek out a Chapman elfewhere. This Morning he came, and wou'd fain come to gratis, But fee's now grown fo fulfome a Whore, M 2 That That methinks even nothing a far dearer Rate is, Than all that I offer'd before. D MWTAEIL1S..Efcende Pindo et die age barbito ' Divina gratum Melpomene melos; De Fceminis cum fit canendum Abfit Jpollo, canant Sorores. Fortuna qualis decipit alei Mortalfum fpes, et fragili rota Vultumque nunc fumit feverum Nunc dubium gerit ore rifum. Sic Fceminarum turba loquacium Ludit virorum corda, vices gerens Nunc molliter fpirantis aurae Nunc rapids faciem procellsc. Quid gloriofam funditus Ilion Veftavit olim? Fosmina, Fcemina, Quid perdidit, die, Marce, Romam? Niliaci Cleopatra regni. Quantum Quantum ruina gentibus intulit Sexus, bilinguis, perfidus, impius, Centum ora non narrent virorum Lingua poteft muliebris una. Britanna pubes peflora fortiter Opponite omni martia fceminae, Namque eft Fides, ut Forma mendax Cum fragili peritura flore. 'The C O Qju t T T z. COME Phoebus with thy chearful Lyre, O come, thy comic Bard...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236667093
  • 9781236667090