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Too weak are laws and edicts vain

DMI number:
1532
First Line:
Too weak are laws and edicts vain
Last Line:
She saved her self and damned the law
Poem Genre / Form:
Comic verse and Couplet
Themes:
Sex / relations between the sexes
Related People
Author:
Matthew Prior
Confidence:
Speculation (10%)
Comments:
Wright and Spears II: 794. 'Wrongly attributed to Prior'.
Author:
Thomas Brown
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Brown (1715) I: 123-126.
Translated from:
Giovanni Boccaccio
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
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Page No(s):
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pp.1-8
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Attribution:
By another Hand
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Not attributed
Title:
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pp.30-38
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Title:
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pp.30-38
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Title:
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Page No(s):
pp.16-20
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Attribution:
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Not attributed
Title:
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Page No(s):
pp.30-32
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A Tale from Bocas, or a Cure for Cuckoldom.
Attribution:
Attributed To:
Not attributed