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Thursday, 31 March 2016

On a Great Coxcomb by Ann Eliza Schuyler Bleecker

(recovering from an Indisposition)

Narcissus (as Ovid informs us) expir’d,
Consum’d by the flames his own beauty had fir’d;
But N—o (who like him is charm’d with his face,
And sighs for his other fair-self in the glass)
Loves to greater excess than Narcissus—for why?
He loves himself too much to let himself die.


Date: 1793 (published)

By: Ann Eliza Schuyler Bleecker (1752-1783)