The Bargain. a Song between Bachus & Cupid, made at my [Heneage's] request by Ardelia [written over a previous name which begins with A]
MS's: F-H 283, 89-90*; Folger, 34 (in Folger "The Nymph in vain, bestows her Pains" precedes and "Upon a Punchbowl" follows this poem upon the effect of drink on love). This is Reynold's attempt to bring this and above poem together).
1903 Reynolds prints Folger text, 37 (after epistles to Elizabeth Wyndham, Charles, and Leslie Finch); rpts of 1903 Reynolds: 1928 Murray 68; 1930 Fausset, 20-1; 1979 Rogers AF, 45; 1987 Thompson, 19-20.
Wry ironic contest, at end of which Cupid agrees "He, that's in love, shall fly to thee,/And he thats drunk, shall reel to me."
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