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The Rape of the Lock

By Pope, Alexander

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Title: The Rape of the Lock  
Author: Pope, Alexander
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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1688-1744, P. A. (n.d.). The Rape of the Lock. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.net/


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WHAT dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs, -- What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things, -- I sing -- This Verse to C --, Muse! is due; -- This, ev'n Belinda may vouchfafe to view: -- Slight is the Subject, but not so the Praise, -- If She inspire, and He approve my Lays. -- Say what strange Motive, Goddess! cou'd compel -- A well-bred Lord t'assault a gentle Belle? -- Oh say what stranger Cause, yet unexplor'd, -- Cou'd make a gentle Belle reject a Lord? -- And dwells such Rage in softest Bosoms then? -- And lodge such daring Souls in Little Men?

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