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John Oldham (1653 – 1683)

English satirical poet and translator.
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John Oldham
Curse on the man who business first designed,
And by't enthralled a freeborn lover's mind!
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Lord of myself, accountable to none.
But to my conscience, and my God alone.
Altho' your frailer part must yield to Fate,
By every breach in that fair lodging made,
Its blest inhabitant is more displayed.

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And should you visit now the seats of bliss,
You need not wear another form but this.
Oldham John
I wear my Pen as others do their Sword.
To each affronting sot I meet, the word
Is Satisfaction: straight to thrusts I go,
And pointed satire runs him through and through.
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Wile some no other cause for life can give
But a dull habitude to live.
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