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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
When Sawney First Did Woo Me
(A Song, Set by Mr. Leveridge, 1703)

WHEN Sawney first did Woo me, he did at distance stand,
Advancing to undo me, he gently took my Hand;
He gently raised it higher, with pish and much ado,
His Lips still creeping nigher, at last he Kissed it too.
Advancing more to try me, with Love’s enchanting grace,        5
He drew himself more nigh me, and gently touched my Face;
He set it all on Fire, with pish and much ado,
His Lips approaching nigher, at last he Kissed me too.
Completely to undo me, he clasped me in his Arms,
As tho’ he would go through me, and search out all my Charms;        10
As though he would go through me, with Oh, and much ado,
As sure as e’er he knew me, at last he did it too.

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