Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Here you will find the Poem Answered, for Lord William Hamilton of poet Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Answered, for Lord William Hamilton

Good Madam, when ladies are willing, 
A man must needs look like a fool; 
For me, I would not give a shilling 
For one who would love out of rule. 
You should leave us to guess by your blushing, 
And not speak the matter so plain; 
'Tis ours to write and be pushing, 
'Tis yours to affect a disdain. 
That you're in a terrible taking, 
By all these sweet oglings I see; 
But the fruit that can fall without shaking, 
Indeed is too mellow for me.