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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
 
Fancy’s All
By Mr. Mitchell
 
Or, Joan as Good as My Lady

(From Musical Miscellany, c. 1731)

BLACK, White, Yellow or Red,
Woman’s a charming lovely Creature.
Get her but fairly to Bed
And boggle no more about the Matter,
’Tis not Complexion        5
That causes Affection;
Nor Graces appearing,
That make her endearing;
But Fancy in Lovers,
Such secrets discovers        10
As presently set their Spirits in motion.
Woman’s a Treasure,
Created for Pleasure;
And what are their Faces,
Compared to Embraces?        15
If Joan is but ready,
She’s good as her Lady:
A Proof that Delight is the Daughter of Notion.
 
 
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