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(V. Cit. of the World, L. 116.) Even in the sultry wilds of Southern America, the lover is not satisfied with possessing his mistress's person, without having her mind.
In all my Enna's beauties blest,
Amidst profusion still I pine;
Its panting tenant is not mine.
“You should have given me your opinion of the design of the heroi-comical poem which I sent you; you remember I intended to introduce the hero of poem as lying in a paltry ale-house. You may take the following specimen of the manner, which I flatter myself is quite original. The room in which he lies may be described somewhat in this way:
The window, patch'd with paper, lent a ray,
game of goose was there exposed to view,
And now imagine, after his soliloquy, the landlord to make his appearance, in order to dun him for the reckoning:
Not with that face, so servile and so gay,
1 Letter to the Rev. Henry Goldsmith.
Addison, in some beautiful Latin lines inserted in the Spectator, is entirely of opinion that birds observe a strict chastity of manners, and never admit the caresses of a different tribe. - (v. vol. vi. No. 412.)
CHASTE are their instincts, faithful is their fire,
i See Goldsmith's An. Nat. vol. v. p. 212.
LINES ATTRIBUTED TO DR. GOLDSMITH,
INSERTED IN THE MORNING CHRONICLE
OF APRIL 3, 1800.
E'ER have you seen, bath'd in the morning dew,
The budding rose its infant bloom display: When first its virgin tints unfold to view,
It shirinks, and scarcely trusts the blaze of day.
So soft, so delicate, so sweet she came,
cheek; I gaz’d, I sigh’d, I caught the tender flame, Felt the fond pang, and droop'd with passion