The Nymph in vain, bestows her Pains


A Song

Primary Texts:

MS's: F-H 283, 60*; Folger, 33 (followed by "The Bargain" and "Upon a Punchbowl").

Secondary Eds:

1903 Reynolds prints Folger text, 132 , rpt of 1903 Reynolds: 1979 Rogers AF, 92.


Rpt of 1713/1903: 1979 Rogers Six Women, 17.


Piquant comment on the effect of drunkenness on love, a theme Finch recurred to repeatedly.

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