Answer To The Following Question Of Mrs Howe. By Alexander Pope

   What is prudery?

    ‘Tis a bledam,
    Seen with wit and beauty seldom.
    ‘Tis a fear that starts at shadows.
    Tis, (no, ’tisn’t) like Miss Meadows.
    ‘Tis a virgin hard of feature,
    Old, and void of all good-nature;
    Lean and fretful; would seem wise;
    Yet plays the fool before she dies.
    ‘Tis an ugly, envious shrew,
    That rails at dear Lepell and you.