DARWIN, ERASMUS (1731-1802)
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF HIS EPIGRAMMATIC POEM BEGINNING 'SIMON DID VOW, NAY, HE DID SWEAR', 6 lines, 1 page, quarto, mounted on an album leaf with the early note 'Epigram by Dr. Erasmus Darwin In his hand writing', not dated
Simon did vow, nay, He did swear
He'd dance with none, but who were fair; -
Suppose We Women should dispense
Our hands to none but men of sense;
- Suppose! - well, Madam, & what then?
- Why, Sir, you'd never dine again.
Publication of this poem has not been traced.