The Young Man's Vindication, Against the Virgin's Complaint Anonymous London: Printed by and for C. Brown, and T. Norris; and sold by J. Walter, 1960 The Young Man's Vindication, Against the Virgin's Complaint C. Brown London 1690 Transcribed from a book in Early English Books Online Distinctive initial capital The Young Man's Vindication Against the Virgin's Complaint She railed against young Men in a Passion great, But he more midly seemsworth her to treat; Young Men are not so bad as she would make them. Some Maids are full as bad, how ever you take them. Tune of, The Virgin's Complaint: or, Cupid's Courtesy. Sweet Virgin, has Disdain. moved you to Passion, Never to love Man again, but for the fashion? Was your abuse so great, beyond all measure, That you can quite for get to think of Pleasure? Though one false-hearted Man Not to be named Man you look pale and wan, must all be blamed? As if scarce one were good, in a whole city; Your pelvish angry Mood, I can but pity Men are not half so bad, as you would make them More Maidens may be had, if you forsake them: Therefore I tell you plain, be not disdain If Cupid shoot again you'll find it painful. Young Men had need beware least they be taken And drawn into a Snare and so forsaken Many Maid's prove untrue, take it for certain, Will be too late to rue, of a bad Bargain Maidens false hearted are, I can report it, Their Craft they will not spare, when they are courted: They'll bend unto your Bow, their wits are nimble, It's very hard to know, when they dissemble. They'll powder, prank and paint, with each new Fangle, Sometimes sit like a Saint, for to intangle: Their pretty wanton eyes, are so alluring, Life and Death in them lies, Killing and Curing. Their Beauty's like a Charm, Lovers entrancing, No Man receives more Harm, then by their Glancing; Like Syrens they will sing, their Voices ravish, They make the Ecchoes ring, their Tongues are lavish. By such alluring Baits, young Men are taken, And then it is their Fates, to be forsaken: For the same enticing Girls, are so unconstant, They're won and lost again, all in an instant. I have experience had of their false dealing, Some of them are so bad, they're not worth stealing, If one in half a store, prove to be Virtuous, She shall have Suitors store, her Love is precious. Now tell me which are best, young Men or Maidens? I think to here confess, both have their failings: Therefore be rulrd by me, scorn not a young Man, There's as much truth in him, as in a Woman. Virgins take my Advice, be not disdainful, Neither be coy nor nice, squemish nor scornful; It's but a pettish Strain, for to love no Man; If ever you love again, pray love a young Man. I am resolved now, though some miscarry, I'll have a Virgin too, with her I'll marry: From love I'll not refrain, though it be common, But when I love again, I'll love a Woman. Printed by and for C. Brown, and T. Norris; and sold by I. Walter. Encoded by Jonathan Pham Language related to love and marriage. Language related to virginity. Out of date words or language; language no longer used Place Names Language related to gender, including pronouns. Old spelling or abbreviations that have been changed for modern spellings.