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Printed as a broadside in 1675 under the same title (Wing B4831), and, perhaps in the same year, as a broadside entitled A Poem against Marriage, etc. (Wing P2667). Cf. also Wing S710A, S710B, and A754. Collected in Poems on Affairs of State (1697) (Wing P2719A), pp. 258–60, where it is attributed to ‘the E— of R—’. See ECS, p. 343, and Works of Rochester, ed. Love, pp. 271–4, 490, and 668.