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What though fair nymphs your business is to play

DMI number:
31040
Poem Aliases
Swift. The Hardship put upon the Ladies.
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Evidence:
First Line:
What though fair nymphs your business is to play
Last Line:
And female pleasure be to read and write
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Epigram
Themes:
Fate / fortune / providence, Trades / labour, and Women / the female character
Related People
Author:
Jonathan Swift
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Variant of The Hardship put upon Ladies, Swift Poems Project, 662-
Related Poems
First Line:
Poor ladies though their business be to play
Last Line:
And female pleasure be to read and write
Relationship:
Variant Of
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86025]
Page No(s):
p.58
Poem Title:
XCVI. Hardship upon the Ladies, or, the Drudgery of Cards.
Attribution:
By Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86180]
Page No(s):
p.54
Poem Title:
Hardship upon the Ladies, or, the Drudgery of Cards.
Attribution:
By Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift
Title:
The festoon: a collection of epigrams, ancient and modern [T86181] [ECCO]
Page No(s):
p.54
Poem Title:
Hardship upon the Ladies, or, the Drydgeyr of Cards.
Attribution:
By Swift.
Attributed To:
Jonathan Swift