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elithebearded
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02:09:38 PM Jul 17th 2013
Alexander Pope, 1712, "The Rape of the Lock" (a satirical poem inspired by a real event: the "rape" was the theft of a lock of hair).

Canto IV, lines 52 to 59, in the Cave of Spleen:

Unnumber'd throngs on every side are seen, Of bodies chang'd to various forms by Spleen. Here living Tea-pots stand, one arm held out, One bent; the handle this, and that the spout: A Pipkin there, like Homer's Tripod walks; Here sighs a Jar, and there a Goose-pie talks; Men prove with child, as pow'rful fancy works, And maids turn'd bottles, call aloud for corks.

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