The Woman Hater, a Song

Original Text: 
Henry Carey, Poems on Several Occasions (London: J. Kent, A. Boulter, J. Brown, 1713): 57. 1078.g.6 British Library
1What's a Woman but a Name,
2A pretty, empty, Gaudy Frame,
3Full of Nonsense, full of Pride,
4Full of Talk, and Naught beside?
5Beateous as Angels is her Face,
6She moves with more than Humane Grace,
7But who can prove, or who can find
8One single Beauty in her Mind?
Publication Start Year: 
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 2001.