FOR He, that made, must new create us


Fragment at Tunbridge-Wells.

Primary Text:

No MS; 1713 Misc, 229-30*.

Secondary Eds:

Rpt of 1713: 1903 Reynolds, 142; rpt of 1903 Reynolds: 1930 Fausset, 67-8.


In what is left of the poem Anne Finch says satire useless, and urges everyone to carry on with their senseless behavior. Some "uncharacteristic" rhymes, e.g, "The Heart's unruly Palpitation/Will not be laid by a Quotation." The poem is very similar to "The Prodigy"; and perhaps come from one of those lampoons Anne Finch was of writing, and which, if she did, she mostly destroyed.

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