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T. R. Smith, comp.  Poetica Erotica: Rare and Curious Amatory Verse.  1921–22.
An Answer
(From The Festival of Love, 1789)

BE quiet, Sir! begone, I say!
Lord bless us! How you romp and tear!
        I swear!
Now you left my bosom bare!        5
I do not like such boisterous play,
So take that saucy hand away.
Why now, you’re ruder than before!
Nay, I’ll be hanged if I comply—
        Fie!        10
        I’ll cry!
Oh—I can’t bear it—I shall die!—
I vow I’ll never see you more!
But—are you sure you’ve shut the door?

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