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Portrait of Phoebe Cary that hangs in her chil...

Portrait of Phoebe Cary that hangs in her childhood home in North College Hill, Ohio; painting made in New York City in 1850 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

        When Lovely Woman
 

When lovely woman wants a favor,
And finds, too late, that man won’t bend,
What earthly circumstance can save her
From disappointment in the end?

The only way to bring him over,
The last experiment to try,
Whether a husband or a lover,
If he have feeling is – to cry.

……….(after Goldsmith)

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