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Friday, September 24, 2010

Did Milton really write this bawdy verse?

An EXTEMPORE upon a Faggot

Have you not in a Chimney seen
A Faggot which is moist and green;
How coyly it receives the Heat,
And at both ends do’s weep and sweat?
So fares it with a tender Maid,
When first upon her Back she’s laid;
But like dry Wood th’ experienc’d Dame
Cracks and rejoices in the Flame.

by Milton (maybe)

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