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.
“In a Cellar at Sodom”
(A Catch from Pills to Purge Melancholy, 1719)

IN a Cellar at Sodom, at the Sign of the T—,
Two Buxom young Harlots were drinking with L—;
Some say they were his Daughters, no matter for that,
They’re resolved they would souse their old Dad with a Pot;
All flustered and bousie, the Doting old Sot,        5
As great as a Monarch between ’em was got;
Till the Eldest and Wisest thus opened the Plot,
Pray shew us dear Daddy how we were begot;
Godzoukes, you young Jades, ’twas the first Oath I wot,
The Devil of a Serpent this Humour has taught;        10
No matter, they cried, you shall Pawn for the shot,
Unless you will shew us how we were begot.

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