Wednesday, April 21, 2010

When Lovely Woman Stoops to Folly by Oliver Goldsmith

When lovely woman stoops to folly,
And finds too late that men betray,
What charm can soothe her melancholy,
What art can wash her guilt away?

The only art her guilt to cover,
To hide her shame from every eye,
To give repentance to her lover
And wring his bosom, is—to die.

1 comment:

  1. you are not reading the poem correctly. you have to wrap the text. for example:

    "to give repentance to her lover and wring his bosom," should be said in one breath because there is no ending punctuation there.

    just a tip! :)