IF THE HEART OF A MAN
by: John Gay (1685-1732)
- F the heart of a man is deprest
- The mist is dispell'd when a woman appears;
- Like the notes of a fiddle, she sweetly, sweetly
- Raises the spirits, and charms our ears.
- Roses and lillies her cheeks disclose,
- But her ripe lips are more sweet than those.
- Press her,
- Caress her,
- With blisses,
- Her kisses
- Dissolve us in pleasure, and soft repose.
POEMS BY JOHN GAY
"If the Heart of a Man"
is reprinted from The Beggar's Opera. John Gay. New York:
Doubleday, Page and Company, 1921.