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Identifier: rapeoflockheroic00popeuoft (find matches)
Title: The rape of the lock : an heroi-comical poem in five cantos
Year: 1896 (1890s)
Authors: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 Beardsley, Aubrey, 1872-1898
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Publisher: London : Leonard Smithers
Contributing Library: Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Ontario College of Art & Design
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oving Toyshop of their Heart; loo Where Wigs with Wigs, with Sword-knots Sword-knots strive,Beaux banish Beaux, and Coaches Coaches drive.This erring Mortals Levity may call.Oh blind to Truth ! the Sylphs contrive it all. Of these am I, who thy Protection claim, 105 A watchful Sprite, and Ariel is my Name.Late, as I rangd the crystal Wilds of Air,In the clear Mirror of thy ruling StarI saw, alas ! some dread Event impend,Ere to the Main this mornings Sun descend, no But Heavn reveals not what, or how, or where :Warnd by thy Sylph, oh pious Maid beware!This to disclose is all thy Guardian can.Beware of all, but most beware of Man ! He said : when Shock, who thought she slept too long,Leapd up, and wakd his Mistress with his Tongue. 116Twas then, Belinda ! if Report say true.Thy Eyes first opend on a Billet-doux;Wounds, Charms, and Ardors, were no sooner read.But all the Vision vanishd from thy Head. 120 And now, unveild, the Toilet stands displayd.Each Silver Vase in mystic Order laid.
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CANTO I 7 First, robd in White, the Nymph intent adores With Head uncoverd, the Cosmetic Powrs. A heavnly Image in the Glass appears, 125 To that she bends, to that her Eyes she rears ; Th inferior Priestess, at her Altars side. Trembling, begins the sacred Rites of Pride. Unnumberd Treasures ope at once, and here The various Offrings of the World appear; 130 From each she nicely culls with curious Toil, And decks the Goddess with the glittring Spoil. This Casket India s glowing Gems unlocks. And all Arabia breathes from yonder Box. The Tortoise here and Elephant unite, 135 Transformd to Catnbs, the speckled and the white. Here Files of Pins extend their shining Rows, Puffs, Powders, Patches, Bibles, Billet-doux. Now awful Beauty puts on all its Arms ; The Fair each moment rises in her Charms, 140 Repairs her Smiles, awakens evry Grace, And calls forth all the Wonders of her Face ; Sees by Degrees a purer Blush arise, And keener Lightnings quicken in her Eyes. The busy Sylphs surround

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