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Poetical Essays, &c. for May 1784.
On the Spring:
" And cannot then my prayers prevai LADY. By a young
" No love, no tears, no vows avail?
Yet, yet my Cloe, ftay.
" Was it for this, I have so long
« Liften'd to fortune's fyren song, Just ready to appear ;
“ Listend with rapl'rous joy Out of the chambers of the east,
“ 'Did the for this inspire my heart Behold it comes a welcome guest,
“ With hopes that we fhould never To hail the smiling year.
And then those hopes destroy?” "The birds with joy the fight behold, They now their little wings unfold, Amid the much observing crowd,
And hop from spray to spray ; As thus I fighed my grief aloud The mantle of the ground appears,
I scarce refrain'd to speak: Where all a smiling aspect wears,
Shame held my tongue, but from mine And all looks blithe and gay.
The pearl y drops full plenteously, Down by each murm’ring fountain's
Stole trickling down my cheek. fide, Where purling streams do gently glide, So, near fair Tiber's silver flood,
And violets deck the ground; The primrose and the dailes bloom,
The Roman bard, gay Horace ftood Each beauteous power sheds perfume, In vain he warnd her o'er and o’er,
And saw Galatee fail : And spreads its sweetness round.
Telling the fate EUROPA bore
In hopes it might avail.
In hopes it might avail to move
The rigid purpose of his love The cowslip too in rich array,
From such a dang`rous choice :
But all in vain like me, he try'd ; Its golden head reclines.
GALATIE ftill did firm abide,
Deaf to his moving voice.
" Then go, if naught,” the bard re'Midft these delightful scenes we'll
" Can bend the purpose of thy mind Whilft sacred friendship, truth, and
" Go try the swelling rea. love,
« May ev'ry gentle gale attend, In one, our hearts unite.
« May ev'ry wind thy voyage lea
" But think, ah ! think of me!” An Ode.
Nor less to Heaven did I preler Occasioned by the authors parting For The dear fake, my fious prayer
with a young Lady, for whom he so ob winds, oh! waves agree : had a particular regard.
" Winds gentiy blow, NE EVER did parting youth feel " Waves, roftly fow,
“ Ship: move with care, Than, Cloe, 1, while from the more
« For tlou do'ft bear Thy vefsel ail'd away:
"The vetter part of me."
" And think, oh think! I also said, Ill fortune no longer I'll weep “Oo all those vows which we have My death I'll no longer delay.
« On all those charming scenes, “ Which once with glee we past away,
The following lines were wrote Pleas'd in each oiher, night and day, “ Nor envied kings and queens.”
for the samplars of threc young Ladies, by their Papa, a
gentleman residing at NoveA Ballad.
Wrought by Miss E-
1, A young Exile from my native I followed my sheep on the plain.
Start at the Sath of arms, and dread With joy at the [parrows Mrill note
the roar ; I arose to hail the new day ;
My softer soul, not form’d for scenes My Meep I then let froin their cote,
like there, And piped for the lambkins to play. Flies to the arts of innocence, and
peace : When Philomel song from her (pray, And the blackbird retired to his brake My heart exults, while to the attenMy reed I attuned to her lay,
tive eye, or danced with the nympas at the The curious needle spreads the enwake.
amel'd dye ;
While varying shades, the pleasing Thus free from all trouble and care,
taik beguile, I never was heard to complaul;
My friends approve me, and my A franger I was to despair, Till Laura appeared on the plain.
Wrought by Miss. A--'The force of her charms was so great The (wains at a distance admired,
IN as this canvas was, as plain The hermit impell’d by his fate
we food, Once saw and ne'er aiter retired.
Unletter'd,unadorn'd,the female miod:
No fine ideas fill the vacant roul, Yet equal in beauty and sense : Tho' malice accused her of pride
No graceful colouring animates the
whole : Her virtues alone gave offence This fallhood had en vy contrived.
With close attention carefully in
wrought, Whenever the mentioned the green
Fair education, paints the pleafing Or talked of a walk to the ve;
thought; I beg'd on my arm she would lean,
Inserts the curious lines on proper She ímild and thus taught me to love.
Compleats the work, and scatters Distraded by hope and by fear,
roses round. My palion at lengih io declare I Ipoke of a friend thip fincere Sie frown'd and thus taught me de. Wrought by Miss. Sspair.
AN points his needle to the Ah fate, I receive thy decree:
diftant pole, Wnole days I bow wander alone ; Vait are his views, and boundless is Whole nights I fit by rome tree
his roul ; To hear the sad turtle bemoan.
Various has nature form'd the female
mind, Ye Mepherds, be kind to my feep; Our hands are delicate, our fkills A week they have now been attray :
Verses written by a deformed R
In narrow compass, but with equal Inscription on the Tomb. Store
art, Touches from us mysterious pow'rs
of Mrs. Pelham, (late con. impart ;
sort of Mr. Henry Pelham, And Man acknowledges, in all his
late of this Town) who died pride, Needles attra&, when our fair fingers at Chichester, in England, in guide.
child birth of twin boys.
Wrote by Mr. HALEY. ECORD thou faithful marb'e,
Pelham's worth, person to a Lady who had re
Who dying, gave her double off.
spring birth, ječied bis addresses.
Ye babes, who know not in your
Ye bought existence at too dear a 'T'S IS true, my Mape is something
Rise with each promise, Parents can But blaming me, is blaming God;
defire, For had I spoke myself to birth, To footh the sufferings of your wi. I'd pleas'd the prettiest lass on carth;
dow'd fire ; And cou'd I form myself anew
For oh ! if haply for his peace ye prove I wou'd not fail of pleasing you : Adorn'd with all that claims paternal Your charms have long been dear to
love ; fame, And half the country toast's your
Scarce can that all compensate for
Who ceard to bless him, when ye But who that dimpling chin supplied,
rose to life.
SPRING, relenting maid I appear To thee...the praise were doly paid: Unbind again the frozen ground Thy pride might then have leave to In beauty deck the smiling year, fwell,
And scatter vernal roses round: Thy motto this “ I've made me weli” O come ! and with thy radiant hand But since the power that fashion'd Io purple paint the Weftera sky; thee,
O come ! and let thy chearful band With the same hand created me ; Remove th' obftru&ing clouds, and Who might have touch'd my fhape
bid pale Winter fily. like thine And lent thee one deformed as mine: By wanton zephyrs fann'd, the rose Thou should'ft alone that power In pride surveys its op’ning bloom, adore,
The violets every charm disclose, And (neer at my odd shape uo more. And fill the air with rich perfume : Those eyes that dart deftru&iv e rays, All nature is with beauty crown'd, Hence iet them sparkle to his praise, The trees put on their varied hues, Thy heart, the seat of love and snow, The richeft verdue dyes the ground, Teach them his praise, to pant and And every charm appears, to court glow,
the rural Mure. Then heaven inspire thy yielding voice,
O thou ! by whose divine command To one that's better worth thy choice, Each lowring tempest left oor ille, And if the rest my fuit disdain, Thy blessings deal with liberal hand, The thought shall never give me pain. And bid thy toiling servants Smile: Bat that I tempt no heavier curse, Let Winter turn his gloomy car, Heaven I'adore, 'I'm made no worse. And yield to Spring's delightful way,
Fly with his tivering train afar, Then pleasure, like a bird of pallage, Nor with tempestuous clouds, deform
Aies, the rosy May.
To brighter climes, and more indolo
gent skies: Unclouded in the azure sky
Cities and courts, allure her sprightly Let the bright Sun his orb display,
train, Each storm and threat’ning cloud dely, From the bleak mountain, and the And chear us with his genial ray:
naked plain ; Let blooming Spring unrivall'd reign, And gold and gems, with artifcal An earneit of the grateful fore,
blaze, Which Autumn fheds on every plain: Supply the sickly fun's declining rays, And may thy praise fall ling, and But soon, returning on the western thy great power adore.
gale, She seeks the bosom of the grally vale;
There, wrapt in careless ease, atThe Invitation.
turues the lyre,
To the wild warblings, of the wood, By Miss AIKIN.
land quire :
The daisied turff, her humble throne EALTH to my friend, and long unbroken years,
supplies, By storms unruffed, and unftain'd And early prim-roses, around her
rise. by tears : Wing!d by new joys, may each wbite
We'll follow, where the boiling godminute Ay;
dess leads, Spring on her cheek, and sunshine in
Thro tangled forests, or enameld
meads ; her eye :
O'er pathless hills, her airy form O'er that dear breast, where love
we'll chare, and pity fprings,
In fiient glades, her fairy foot steps May peace eternal, spread her downy wings :
Small pains there needs, her footsleps Sweet beaming hòpe, her path illu
to pursue, mine fill,
She cannot fly from friend thip, and And fair ideas, all her fancy fill.
from you. From glittering (cenes, wbich firike Now tlie glad earth, her frozen zone the dazzled fight,
And o'er her bosam breathe the With miimic grandeur, aud illufive
weiterg winds. fatit, From idle hurry, and tumultuous
Already now the (now-dropt dares noile,
appear, From hollow friendihip, and from
The first pale bloffom of the 'unripen'd sickly joys,
As FLORA's breath, by foine franí. WIL DELIA, at the Muse's call,
forming power, retire,
Had chang'd an iccle into a flower: To the pure pleasures, rural scenes
Its name, and hue, the scentless plant inípire?
retains, Will the from crowdsord busy cities
And winter lingers in its icy veins, fly,
To these succeed the violets dufty Where wreaths of curling smoke,
blue, involve she sky,
And each inferior flower of fainter To taste the grateful thade of spread.
hue ; ing trees,
Till riper months, the perfect year And drink the spirit of the moun
disclost, tain breeze?
And FLORA cries exulting, see my
Rose. When winter's hand, the rough'n. ing year deforms,
(To be continued.) And hollow winds, foretel approach
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