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Melodious Frasi trills her quav'ring Negle&s to hold fort dalliance with lay.

a book ? Say, is the word well suited to the Who there but withes to prolong his band,

ftay, Does broider'd coat agree with sable And on those cases cafts a ling'ring gown,

look ? Cao Dresden's laces shade a church- Reports attraet the lawyer's parting man's hand,

eyes, Or learning's votries ape the beaux Novels Lord'Fopling and Sir Plume of town?

require ; Perhaps in these time tott'ring For songs and plays the voice of beauwalls reside

ty cries, Some who were once the darlings of And rense and nature Grandison dethe fair ;

Sire. Some who of old could tastes and

From thee, who mindful of thy fashions guide,

lov'd com peers Controul the manager and awe the Doft in their lines their artlefs tales play'r.

relate, But science now has fill'd their va- If chance, with prying search, in fucant mind

ture years, With Rome's rich spoils and truth's Some antiquarian fhall enquire thy exalted views ;

fate. Fir'd them with transports of a no. Haply some friend may shake his 1 bler kind,

hoary head, And bade them Night all females .... And say, “Each morn, onchill'd by but the mule.

« frofts, he ran Full many a lark, high-tow'ring to " With hose ungarter'd, o'er you the sky,

turfy bed, Unheard,unheeded greets th’approach " To reach the chapel ere the Psalms of light ;

began. Full many a star, unseen by mortal " There in the arms of that lethareye,

gic chair, With twinkling luftre glimmers thro' " Which rears its moth devoured the night.

back so high, Far from the giddy town's tumul. " At noon he quaft'd three glasses to tvous strife,

the fair, Their wishes yet have never learn'd " And por'd upon the news with cuto Aray;

rious eye. Content and happy in a fingle life Now by the fire, engag'd in seriThey keep the noiseless tenor of their

rious talk way.

« Or mirthful converse, would he : E'en now their books from cob

loit'ring stand; webs to protect,

“ Then in the garden chose a funny Inclosid by doors of glass, in Doric walk, ftyle,

« Or launch'd the polish'd bowl with On Auced pillars rais'd, with bronzes fteady ftand; deck'd,

« One moro we miss'd him at the They claim the passing tribute of a

hour of pray'r, smile.

• Beside the fire, and on his fav’rite oft are the author's dames, thos

green ; richly bound,

" Another came, nor yet within the Mil-fpelt by blund'ring binders'want chair, ofcare ;

tl. Nor yet at bowls, nor chapel was a catalogue is strow'd he seen, around,

« The next we heard that in a To tell th' admiring guest what books, neighb'ring Phire are there.

" That day to church he led a bluthFor who, to thoughtless ignorance ing bride ;

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Poetical Essays.

155 A nymph whore (nowy vest and But since 'tis all that absence deigns maiden fear

to grant, * Improv'd her beauty while the knot Come then, imagination, lead awas ty'd.

long ; “ Now by his patron's bounteous Nor let thy suppliant vainly sue, nor

care removid, + He toves enraptur'd through the That ease the heart receives in fields of Kent ;

plaintive song, “ Yet ever mindful of the place he No foppling writes to thew his tinsel'd lov'd,

rhyme, e Read here the letter which he late- (The servile Amorofo of to day) ly sent."

Whose thoughts are register'd to

murder time, The LETTER. " In rural innocence secure

Whose fighs are wafted but to grace 1

tois lay. dwell,

But one whom peaceful Hymen gent" Alike to fortune and to fame un

ly rules, known ,

Who ne'er to counter-ad his laws " Approving conscience chears my

inclin'd; humble cell,

Who ark'd no riches, (the request of * And social quiet marks me for her

fools)

Save those concenter'din Lavinia's «Next to the bleffings of religious

mind. truth,

Her heart was, all th'ambition that * Two gifts my endless gratitude er- he fought, gage ;

Herself the brigh; reward he had in A wife, the joy and transport of my

view; youth,

Her smites were chearing to his ev'ry « Now, with a fon, the comfort of

thoughts my age.

That warded all the Shafts misforo " Seek not to draw me from this

tune threw. kind retreats

What tho' no splendid columns rear'd " la loftier fpheres opfit, uptaught to the dome,

(The pom pous aid of luxury and * Content with calot, domeftic life,

pride) where meet

Meek'd 'ey'd' contentment mark'd " The fmiles of friend thips and the their humble home, fweets of love.''

Whilft heart felt joys pour'd in on

ev'ry side.

No party voice nor jarriog fa&ion's A Monody, written by an ab- roar,

Here their unfriendly influ'nce fent Husband.

fhed; HOU dear affociate of my fof. Ill nature ne'er uplatch'd the lowly ring heart,

door B'er since thy person from my sight Nor spleen once dar'd to sew her was torn,

gloomy head. Say, how can words, imperfe&t words Buit hush my fonl, see charming hope impart

draws nigh: The various sorrows which my roul The loves and graces smiling in her has borne?

train ; To speak of other’s griefs best fuifs Her cloudless brow disperses every the bard,

figh, Whose placid mind with warmer And gently whispers, « Ye fhalt fancies glows;

meet again." But ah ! how hard, how exquisitely Waft this on roseate wings, ye guarhard,

dian pow'rs, The mourner's talk to melodize his And let the tidings catch Lavinia's woe!

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move ;

THU

car i

Awake

Awake that long lost heart to joyous Love, Beauty ana Prudence.

A Fable. And diffipite each idly anxious

tours,

fear.

Tell her the winged moments Speed T He beams of fol declared the

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her flight, When we co more divided carep

thill prove; When, faught by absence, ev'ry dear

dei ant Shall feel neiv force from re-united

lova, No more shall a xious thoughes dif

tract eich breast, No more inventive fears their arts

employ ; Chas'd by our union they not dare

-molest, Nor" further interrupt connubial

joy. And when before the crackling hearth

we balk, Free from those ills that way.ward

Joves allail; Hoiv pleafing then thall be thy Pha

on's talk, To Mape his varied complicated

tale. If borne by hope, he tells ia chearrul

style, When fortune Hot her transitory

ray; Upon that face a sympathizing limile, 1 Alike ma!mark the memorable

day. But Mould' he speak, when danger

tareatined igli, Or fell despondence, big with ma

ny a tear; Bis ev'ry word is echo'd by a figh,

His ev'ry pause diluted by a tear. Tnon-thall I Inaich theę to my eager And press iny.lovely mourner to

my brean ; Biocet her, beating heart from vain

alarms, And kiss those tears that flow from

joy diltre Tsus ble't and blefling, mall we live

at ease, The tooder husband, and endear

ing wite; Plealtain qurselves, ftrive áll we can

to pleate, And cheat the unavailing cares of

The birds their early matins pay,
The landscape (mil'd in beauty

bright,
And all was rapture and delight.
When from the coi, between the

trees,
Where health comes (miling in each

breeze,
Florella blooming, gay, and fair,
Came forth to rafte ihe morning air.
Her cheeks the role's blush dir-

play'd,
Just fainier by the lily made;
Her eyes a lambent fame expreft,
And rapture seem'd to heave her

breaft, Her form propor?ionably tall, Her waill not thick, nor yet too

forall, A medium ftill, to which we find, By artifs, beauty is confin'd; Her dress was elegantly deat, Not grand, nor mean, bat quite

coinplete. Love, who is always in the way, Resolved to make tbe maid his prey: Hs face was still with miles bedeckid, His manners gentle, all relped ; With graceful eale he met the fair, (Ye nymphs his artful ways be wore.)

Fair ma d,laid he,my name is Love, I all the joys of life improve; My reign extends o’er earth and lea, And ev'ry creature bends to me; Each bird that tunes his little throat, Love forms the lay, inspires the pote ; The Mocks and herds, that wanton

bound, And sport along the fow'ry ground, From love alone their pleasures find, I make them play, I fill each mind; Een the mute fithes in the lake, From love their souncing gambols

take; The ftretching lawn, the shady grove, Have all their charms from mighty Then hafte, fair nymph, and go with

arme,

love ;

me,

For love and beauty mould agree ; Negled not this all precious hour, Left time should rob you of the pow'r.

The

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won,

OWN,

warm,

Poetical Ejays. The nymph was by his rhetoric Come then, whose hearts to soft emo

tions prone, And in inftant, near undone,

Can ne'er refuse the tributary tear ;

Ye whom affidion nurtures for her When suddenly a form appear'd, Her presence made her soon rever'd :: Hold diinsel, hold; it ftraitly cries, Come mingle sorrow o'er pale Em

ma's bier. I'm callet Prudence by the wise ; Without me, if with love you go, Sweet is th' endearing sympathy of Sorrow ensues, and endless woe;

friends, To folly's temple he is bound,

To rooth the anguish of a parent's Where coon your bark will be on

grief, ground,

In every ftage of sorrow this attends, Your virtue wreck'd, your peace. all. A lenient balsam, and a kind relott,

lief. And in a sea of trouble toft ; Tho' love has ev'ry earthly charm Divine employ! to weep with those

who weep, To sooth the mind, the breast 10

What pleasures from the sweet

com diunion flow ! To barıth grief, to it ife rage,

To wake with those who conftant viAnd every heart felt throb assuage, In all these joys you'll never Mare,

gils keep!

'Tis luxury to feel another's wo, Unless that PRUDENCB too be there.

ToEmma's friends(who best discern'd

her worth) Reflection must protract th'eternal

figh ; Blegiac Lines, occafioned by the much They bleft each cause which call'd Jamented death of Miró N.-A.

her virtues forth,

Each cause was frequent when her A beam etherial fully'd and absorpt.

friends were nigh. Tho' sully'd and dishonoured Hill Oft have we seen her in the sweet divine.

array

Of all the charms which female Young's Night Tho'ts..

minds adorn; A H! Hay a while, dear lovely Each morn did then announce an charmer Alay,

halcyon day, Grant a short respite to our tearful

Now Sorrowing days succeed each

clouded morn. eyes ; Then fly with seraphs to the realms How was she wout to lead the fprightoi day,

ly dance! And greet the spleodours of try na. With smiles and graces moving in tive skies.

her train ; Bat vain the call! while fifter spirits Sweet courtefies ! which every joy enurge

hance, A rapid exit from a world of And o'er the heart olurp entire Strife ;

domain. The foul (already on the tumbling In feftive sports, which youthful fan. verge)

cy loves ; Soon speeds beyond the counter- Each blushing beauty, beaming in scarp of life.

her face ! The damak bloom, the lovely tint

In sports which heaven-born innoof youth,

cence approves, And all the charms which roseate

Fair Emma shone with elegance and healib e'er gave,

grace, N'ike evince the melancholy truth, Such were the charms allotted to be That youth, and beauty, lead Mare, but to the grave.

Nor was her loveliness t Els"

consa'd;

far,

"True she was fair, ph! how divinely Address of a School Boy to his Marfair,"

ter's Ferula, which was made of an But Emma's real beauty was her mind.

old oak ftave. In that the feeds of innocence and

FALLEN Oak! that once fue truth,

0 Warm’d by the native richness of

blimely food, the soil,

The king confess'd thro' all the ex

tensive wood ; Grew up, and blossom'd in her earlieft youth,

Whose branches hospitably (pread aAnd in perfection now began to smile.

Receiv'd and patroniz'd the feather'd

choir. Thus, thus the livid, diffusing bliss Ah ! what despoiling ax brought around,

down thy trunk? With bealth's high fervours Aushing Thy leaves in everlasting autumn on her cheek ;

runk? Thus reach'd the age, when joys the What facrilegious hand destroy'd thy heart surround,

thade, And every glance its language seems Where senates met and pious laws to speak,

were made ? But soon the sad transition taught her

Then more profane, than was the

Latian's ire friends That the beft founded human hopes That threaten'd Ida's facred wood are frail ;

with fire. The dread arrest their fatt'ring pro

Who hew'd thee to a stave for vul. fpect ends,

gar ure, And mem'ry sickens at the mourn

And bound thee to confine the apple's ful tale.

juice?

What anxious raps have met thy O'er Emma's corse, the pepfive pa• groaning fide, rents ftand,

Whose found betray'd the liquor's Aod plajotive lifters mix their co

ebbing tide! pious tears,

How pierc'd to try the mixture of its In union with the dear fraternal band ; Atream, And grief congenial echoes in their And prove that honefly in trade's a

dream! Pure are the forrows which from Degrading office! yet, О fallen oak ! friend hip flow,

This, this is worse than e'en the ax's Deyote to virtue, and the virtuous

ftroke, fair,

Was there no God propitious to thy And kind the obsequies which lefsen

wood, wo,

This harder fate of thine to have withThe dirge funereal and the solemn

food? prayer.

How many of those kindred limbs But other thoughts Mould loften all thar hung our figho,

From the Tame root whence thou thyAltho' excited by the tenderest

sell art (prung. love :

Now plough the sea, and bear the canFor the in glory now with seraphs

non's roar, vies,

Or form the Atately fabricks of the And joins in choral symphonies

More. above.

WhilA thou the instrument of paltry

pride, A. B. To demagoguish vengeance art allied.

O! that impatient at her fire's gloom, February 25, 3784

Some wench had' Inatch'd thee to thine earlier doom ;

Haply

ears.

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