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TO A LADY, UPON HER REFUSAL OF A PRESENT OF
MELONS, AND HER REJECTION OF THE
ADDRESSES OF AN ADMIRER.
WHEN I sent you my melons, you cried out with scorn,
"They ought to be heavy, and wrinkled, and yellow:"
When I offered myself, whom those graces adorn,
You flouted, and called me an ugly old fellow!
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