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When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly
by Oliver Goldsmith

An Enquiry into the present State of Polite Learning in Europe (1759), The Traveler (1764), The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), The Good Natur'd Man (1768),The Deserted Village (1770), She Stoops to Conquer (1773), Retaliation (1774), The Haunch of Venison (published posthumously 1776).


When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly
by Oliver Goldsmith

When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?

The only art her guilt to cover,
To hide her shame from every eye,
To give repentance to her lover,
And wring his bosom, is -to die.


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