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Two poets,* (poets, by report,
Not oft so well agree)

will Sweet Harmonist of Flora's court!

Conspire to honour Thee.

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They best can judge a poet's worth

Who oft themselves have known The

a poetic birth By labours of their own,

pangs of

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We, therefore, pleas'd, extol thy song,

Though various yet complete, Rich in embellishment as strong,

And learn'd as it is sweet.

* Alluding to the poem by Mr. Hayley, which accompanied this.

No

envy mingles with our praise, Though could our hearts repine At

any poet's happier lays,
They would, they must, at thine.

But we, in mutual bondage knit

Of friendship's closest tie, Can

gaze on even Darwin's wit

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ON

MRS. MONTAGUE'S

FEATHER-HANGINGS.

The Birds put off their iv'ry hue
To dress a room for Montague.

The Peacock sends his heav'nly dyes,

His rainbows and his starry eyes;

The Pheasant, plumes, which round infold
His mantling neck with downy gold;
The Cock his arch'd tail's azure show;
And, river-blanch'd, the Swan, his snow.

All tribes beside of Indian name,

That glossy shine or vivid flame,
Where rises, and where sets the day,
Whate'er they boast of rich and gay,
Contribute to the gorgeous plan,
Proud to advance it all they can.
This plumage neither dashing show'r,
Nor blasts that shake thc dripping bow'r,

Shall drench again or discompose,

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But, screen'd from ev'ry storm that blows, It boasts a splendour ever new, "!!. rol!! Safe with protecting Montague.'.:''His"

To the same patroness resort, Secure of favour at her court; 1211126744 Strong Genius, from whose forge of thought Forms rise, to quick perfection wrought,'"" Which, though new-born, with vigour move, Like Pallas springing arm’d from Jove-vil Imagination scatt’ring round',' 11" 12 wt; Wild roses over furrow'd ground, bandi Which Labour of his frown beguile, And teach Philosophy a smile ste? 34, Wit flashing on Religion's side, hi'021Whose fires to sacred Truth applied,'? The gem, though luminous before, ing) Obtrude on human notice more, ... Wali Like sun-beams on the golden height it but Of some tall temple playing bright yttise

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Well-tutor'd Learning, from his books,
Dismiss’d with grave, not haughty looks,

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All these to Montague's repairtiskot,
Ambitious of a shelter there. We 2018,
There Genius, Learning, Fancy, Wit, su TV
Their ruffled plumage calm refits and lite !
(For stormy troubles loudest roarv: 11,5,7).
Around their flight who highest soar)
And in her eye, and by her aid, ini
Shine safe without a fear to fade. ?

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She thus maintains divided swayin!

With yon bright regent of the day;!:
The plume and poet both we know, 1,79

Their lustre to his influence owe, .. ,

And she the works of Phæbus aiding,
Both poet saves and plume from fading.

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