To Maria Parsimonia

Miss Porden

Written a figure of Atlas with Hearts

Thus low beneath my load I bend
  To rest but dare not tarry
Me sportive Love and Venus send
  Their Valentines to carry.

Then haste my weary back relieve
  For many a heart is thine
And you will on this day receive
  Full many a Valentine.

Then bid my lawful hire be paid
  Unheard no swain should bleed
A heart not twopence worth, sweet maid
  Is very bad indeed.

Maria Parsimonia: A lady who said she would not pay postage for Valentines