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Alexander Pope (1688–1744).  Complete Poetical Works.  1903.
 
Poems: 1708–12
On Mrs. Tofts, a Famous Opera-Singer
 
          Katharine Tofts was an English opera-singer popular in London between 1703 and 1709.

SO bright is thy beauty, so charming thy song,
As had drawn both the beasts and their Orpheus along:
But such is thy av’rice, and such is thy pride,
That the beasts must have starv’d, and the poet have died.
 
 
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