A Celebration of Women Writers

"Second Epigram" by Mrs. Anne Killigrew (c.1660-1685).
From Killigrew, Anne. Poems 1686. Facs. edn., ed. R. E. Morton. Gainesville, Florida: Scholars, 1967. pp. 15-16.

The Second EPIGRAM.


WAnton Bellinda  loudly does complain,
I've chang'd my Love of late into disdain:

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Calls me unconstant, cause I now adore
The chast Marcella, that lov'd her before.
     Sin or Dishonour, me as well may blame,
     That I repent, or do avoid a shame.


Editor: Mary Mark Ockerbloom