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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
“The Night Is Come That Will Allow”
(From Pills to Purge Melancholy, c. 1720)

  THE NIGHT is come that will allow,
  No longer any Coyness now,
But every freedom must to Love be given;
  What tho’ the Shadows of the Night,
  Withdraw her Beauty from his sight,        5
  The Youth another way, another way,
Another way will find his Heaven.
  See, see the charming Nymph is laid,
  Never again to rise a Maid,
The vigorous Bridegroom now impatient grown;        10
  Thrown himself by her side,
  With eager Joy, and amourous Pride,
Ready to seize the Prey that’s now his own.
  And now that all have left the Place,
  Transporting Joys crowd on apace,        15
The Nymph contends like one that would not win;
  Entrained with Pleasure now she lies,
  The Youth has gained the noble Prize,
And now her Fears are past, and Joys begin.

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