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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
Susannah and the Elders
(A Broadside Song with music, c. 1707)

SUSANNAH the fair
With her Beauties all bare,
Was bathing her, was bathing herself in an Arbour:
The Elders stood peeping, and pleased
With the dipping,        5
Would fain have steered into her Harbour.
But she in a rage,
Swore she’d never engage,
With monsters, with monsters, with monsters so old and so feeble.
This caused a great rout,        10
Which had ne’er come about,
Had the Elders been sprightly and able.

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