Verse > Anthologies > T. R. Smith, ed. > Poetica Erotica: A Collection of Rare and Curious Amatory Verse
T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
“Nay Pish, Sir! What Ails You?”
By Mr. Clissold
(Set by John Wilford, c. 1711)

NAY pish, nay pish, nay pish, Sir, what ails you;
Lord! What is’t you do?
I ne’er met with one so uncivil as you;
You may think as you please, but if Evil it be,
I wou’d have you to know, you’re mistaken in me.        5
You Men so rude, and so boisterous are grown,
A Woman can’t trust her self with you alone:
I cannot but wonder what ’tis that shou’d move ye;
If you do so again, I swear, I swear, I swear, I swear, I swear I won’t love ye.

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