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He feels no joy, his cares increase,
The next to sudden honours grew :
Beauty with early bloom supplies
When Jove the father's grief survey’d,
WHEN night in falling dew descends,
And wraps the shadowy plain;
Begins my tranquil reign.
Is fix'd my calm abode,
By human foot untrod.
Though ne'er by me annoy'd,
I'm broken and destroy'd.
I entrance seek in vain,
But to complete my.hapless fate,
The ladies are my foes;
My entrance they oppose.
When once my name they've trac'd,
And drive me out in baste.
Again your homble servant comes,
For wisdom renown'd,
In the day we are found,
In the dark too abound, But never were seen in the night.
ENIGMA 4. Produç'd between a haggard pair, An offspring beautiful and fair ; As soon as it comes it wants to be fed, You must ourse it up close in a warm little bed ; Give it plenty of air, physicians allow, It will make it grow faster than milk from the cow;
Pray shut your doors fast, or else without doubt,
My first his den forsakes;
An envy'd lot partakes :
Where careless wild-flowers bloom ;
On the deep briny tide,
My second to make,
A French article take,
Upon the verdant plain;
And stands quite straight amain:
You'll every one grant,
Of a fruit with stone heart,
Transpose it then with care,
It straightway will declare.
Once farther if you please,
Electuary for a Cough. TAKE of aniseed, liquorice, and elecampane powders, each half an ounce; of diapente, a quarter of an ounce; jalap powder, one dram ; mix them in a quarter of a pound of treacle or honey, and take a tea spoonful night and morning. This remedy has been found, by forty years' experience, particularly efficacious in a cough of long standing, but must not be used for one which arises from a recent cold.
Balsamic Elixir for Cough and Consumption. Take a pint of old rum, two ounces of balsam of tolu, an ounce and a half of Strasburg turpentine, an oupce of powdered extract of Catechu, formerly called Japan earth, half an ounce of gum guaiacum, and half an ounce of balsain of copaiva. Mix them well together in a bottle; and keep it near the fire, closely corked, for ten days, shaking it frequently during that time. Afterwards let it stand iwo days to seuile, and pour off the clear for use. Half a pint of rum may be poured over the dregs; and, being done in the same manner, for ten or twelve days, as the first, will produce more elixir, and equally good. The dose may be from fifty to a hundred or two bundred drops, according to the urgency of the case, taken twice or thrice a day, in a wine glass of water.
Lozenges of Marshmallows, for Coughs. Clean and scrape roots of marshmallows freshly taken out of the earth ; boil them in pure water till they become quite soft, take them from their decoction, beat them in a marble mortar to the consistence of a smooth paste, and place it at the top of an inverted sieve, to obtain all the pulp which can be forced through it with a wooden spoon. Boil a pound and a half of loaf sugar in six or seven ounces of rose water, to a good solid consistence : whisk it up, off the fire, with a quarter of a pound of the marshmallow pulp: after which, place it over a gentle heat, to dry.up the moisture, stirring it all the time; and when a good paste is formed, emply it on paper brushed' over with oil of sweet almonds, roll it out with a rolling pin, and cut it into