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Our fathers of old took oaths as their wives

DMI number:
11912
First Line:
Our fathers of old took oaths as their wives
Last Line:
And a whore and a rogue may part when they please
Poem Genre / Form:
Epigram, Quatrain aabb, and Satire
Themes:
Politics, Sex / relations between the sexes, and The law
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Author:
Thomas Brown
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Variant from 'A merry Argument to prove the Antiquity of Oxon higher than that of Cambridge, because Adam was a Terra-filius before he turned Prevaricator.' Brown (1715) III: 273.
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Our fathers took oaths as of old they took wives
Last Line:
And a whore and a rogue may part when they please
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Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
A collection of state songs, poems &c. that have been published since the rebellion [T140496]
Page No(s):
p.16
Poem Title:
The Sense of the Tories, who take the Oaths with no other Design than to break them.
Attribution:
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Not attributed
Title:
A pill to purge state melancholy [vol. 2] [T179426]
Page No(s):
p.16
Poem Title:
The Sense of the Tories, who take the Oaths with no other Design than to break them.
Attribution:
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Title:
Pills to purge state melancholy: part the second [N11822]
Page No(s):
p.16
Poem Title:
The Sense of the Tories, who take the Oaths with no other Design than to break them.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
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