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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
Charming Celia Lies upon Her Bridal Bed
(Catch in Wit and Mirth, 1682)

SEE how Charming Celia lies upon her Bridal bed;
    There’s no such beauty at Court,
    She’s fit for the sport;
  And she looks so lovely white and red,
After the first and second time.        5
The Bridegroom ’gin’s to slack his pace,
But the cry’s come, come, come to me;
And lay thy Cheek close to my face.
Tinkle, tinkle, ting, goes the Bell to the Bed, whilst common time they keep:
    With a parting kiss        10
    They end their bliss,
And so retire to sleep.

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