Temptation. ~Had I a heart for Falshood fram'd I ne'er could injure you; For tho' your Tongue no promise claim'd, Your charms would make me true.
Published 25th July 1794 by R.Laurie & J.Whittle, No 53, Fleet Street, London.
Stipple with roulette. 255 x 280mm.
The verse comes from Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comic opera 'The Duenna' (1777), considered one of the most successful operas ever staged in England and described by Byron as 'the best opera ever written'.
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