Epilogue To 'she Stoops To Conquer' Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


WELL having stoop'd to conquer with successA
And gain'd a husband without aid from dressA
Still as a Bar maid I could wish it tooB
As I have conquer'd him to conquer youB
And let me say for all your resolutionC
That pretty Bar maids have done executionC
Our life is all a play compos'd to pleaseD
'We have our exits and our entrances 'E
The First Act shows the simple country maidF
Harmless and young of ev'ry thing afraidF
Blushes when hir'd and with unmeaning actionC
'I hopes as how to give you satisfaction 'E
Her Second Act displays a livelier sceneG
Th' unblushing Bar maid of a country innH
Who whisks about the house at market catersI
Talks loud coquets the guests and scolds the waitersI
Next the scene shifts to town and there she soarsJ
The chop house toast of ogling connoisseursI
On 'Squires and Cits she there displays her artsK
And on the gridiron broils her lovers' heartsK
And as she smiles her triumphs to completeL
Even Common Councilmen forget to eatL
The Fourth Act shows her wedded to the 'SquireM
And Madam now begins to hold it higherM
Pretends to taste at Operas cries 'caro'M
And quits her 'Nancy Dawson' for 'Che faro'M
Doats upon dancing and in all her prideN
Swims round the room the Heinel of CheapsideN
Ogles and leers with artificial skillO
'Till having lost in age the power to killO
She sits all night at cards and ogles at spadilleO
Such through our lives the eventful historyM
The Fifth and Last Act still remains for meM
The Bar maid now for your protection praysP
Turns Female Barrister and pleads for BayesP

Oliver Goldsmith


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