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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
“Make Ready, Fair Lady, To-night”
By John Dryden (1631–1700)
(From Sir Martin Marr-all)

  He:  Make ready, fair Lady, to-night;
  Come down to the door below;
    For I will be there
    To receive you with care,
  And with your true Love you shall go.        5
She:  And when the Stars twinkle so bright,
  Then down to the door will I creep;
    To my Love I will fly,
    E’er the Jealous can spy,
  And leave my old Daddy asleep.        10

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