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A Song

Lying is an occupation
used by all who mean to rise:
Politicians owe there station
But to well-concerted lies.

These to lovers give assistance
To ensnare the fair one`s heart;
And the virgin`s best resisitance
Yields to this commanding art.

Study this superior science,
Would you rise in church or state;
Bid to truth a bold defiance,
`Tis the practise of the great.

Laetitia Pilkington (1708 - 50)

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