RAPE of the LOCK.


BUT anxious Cares the pensive Nymph opprest, And secret Passions labour’d in her Breast. Not youthful Kings in Battel seiz’d alive, Not scornful Virgins who their Charms survive, Not ardent Lovers robb’d of all their Bliss, Not ancient Ladies when refus’d a Kiss, Not Tyrants fierce that unrepenting die, Not Cynthia when her Manteau’s pinn’d awry,

Canto 4.

Lud. Du Guernier inv. C. Du Bosc sculp.