Song from Love in a Tub

Original Text: 
Sir George Etherege, The Comical Revenge; or, Love in a Tub (1664).
1If she be not as kind as fair,
2      But peevish and unhandy,
3Leave her, she's only worth the care
4      Of some spruce Jack-a-dandy.
5I would not have thee such an ass,
6Hadst thou ne'er so much leisure,
7To sigh and whine for such a lass
8      Whose pride's above her pleasure.
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
G. G. Falle
RPO Edition: 
3RP 2.54.