Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Here you will find the Poem Advice of poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu


Cease, fond shepherd -- cease desiring 
What you never must enjoy; 
She derides your vain aspiring, 
She to all your sex is coy. 
Cunning Damon once pursu'd her, 
Yet she never would incline; 
Strephon too as vainly woo'd her, 
Though his flocks are more than thine. 
At Diana's shrine aloud, 
By the zone around her waist, 
Thrice she bow'd, and thrice she vow'd 
Like the Goddess to be chaste.