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ESIOD, or the rise of woman.
Battle of the frogs and mice.
Part of the first canto of the rape of the lock tranf
HE SI O D:
HAT antient times (thofe times we fancy
Have left on long record of woman's rife,
Perhaps 'tis either, as the Ladies please ;
In days of yore, (no matter where or when,
Oh vers'd in arts! whofe daring thoughts aspire,
The next thy creature meets, be fairly mine:
In such a shape to mold á rifing Fair,
As Vulcan ends, the chearful Queen of charms.