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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

A Song from “The Spanish Wives: A Farce” by Mary Griffith Pix

Be gone, be gone, thou Hagg despair;
Be gone, back to thy Native Hell:
Leave the Bosom of the Fair,
Where only Joy shou’d dwell.
Or else, with Misers, willing Revels keep;
And stretch thy wretched Lids from from Sleep.
But hence be gone , and in thy hated room
Let Hope, with all its gentle Blessings, come.

From: Pix, Mary, The Spanish Wives: A Farce, as it was acted by His Majesty’s Servants, at the Theatre in Dorset-Garden, 1696, R. Wellington: London, p. 13.

Date: 1696

By: Mary Griffith Pix (1666-1709)