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3. The dimplid cheek, the looty eye,

As late I rov'd (my herds astray) And ruby lip belong to Molly ;

I py'd my love moft melancholy ; But virtue and fimplicity,

And over-heard the fair one say, Alone bedeck my lovely Dolly.

Lo! there's the man'that's made for Dolly. O my Dolly, &c.

O my Dolly, &c.
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We quickly met and down we fate,

Then told our loves beneath yon holly ;
Bat Mould I half cur joys relate,
You'd farely envy me and Dolly.

O my Dolly, &C.

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Poetical ESSAYS in A PRIL, 1751.

EXTRACT from a Poem, entitled, The

BR AMIN,

Writer by obe Riv. Mr, DUNKIN.

HLa bona, hail ! whatever name

BLE

boast Encrease of glory to the British coast; Whatever climate for thy birth contend, All human-kind acknowledge thee their

friend : We feel, we seel, thro' each unlabour'd line, Religious rapture, energy divine ! Those moral precepts, which appear'd be

fore Thro' tomes voluminous, like ruder ore, Touch'd by thy pen to purest luiter rile, And gain in eflence what they lose in fize. So faintly fivared on our naked fight, Thescarter'd beims of undistinguish'd light, Till, recollected chro' the faithful glass Of mighty Newton from the I quid maís, Diftin&t the streaming glories we admire That Iris paint, and own the sun their fire.--Let mad enthusiasts, who would light the

torch Of perfecution in the sacred porch, Rave and extinguish realon's genıle ray, The light of nature, and the gospel day : Or like the wilder indians round a fake, Adore the wcoden deities they make : The Bramin, all benevolence and love, Comes forth as if commiffion'd from above, Like Noshi's turtle, that with duteous halte, Skim'd her fmooth voyage o'er the viatry

waste, And to the just repairer of our race, Bore back the leaf of universal peace. He comes the cloud of ignorance to break, The dim enlighten, and support the weak, Behold him like that natal star arise, Which to their Saviour led the captur'd

Mark how he foars above the sons of rbime, Majestick, graceful, simple, and sublime ! Son, filter, brother, father, mother, wife, Husband, and friend, imbibe the rules of

life. Sinners attend ; ye penitents be calm ; His breath is manna, and his words are

balm; And all the leffons which he would ima

part To human kind, the transcript of his heart.

The Firf PSALM Parapbrasid. LEST is the man, whom prudent caution guides,

(lides ; Far from the courts where wickedness reWho Muns the scorner, nor for vain ap

plause Will ever join in an unrighteous cause ; Nor hears the flasterer's pernicious praise, Which gilded poison to the heart conveys : But with a faithful and unerring mind, Has steadfast to his Maker's laws inclin'd; And on them meditates by day and night, From which he draws both wisdom and

delight. He's like a tree deep rooted in the ground, On some fair mead, where fertile streams abound,

[play Whore spreading branches in due time dil Unlading leaves, and fruit that can't decay; But in their verdant pride shall long remain, To form a graceful shade along the plain : Thus shall the righteous prosper, thus en.

creare, Bleft with contentment, and eternal peace. Not (o the wicked ; they, before the wind, Shall be like chaff, an emblem of their

mind ; Inconstant, wavering, and in error lofta Blafted their hopes, and all their wishes croit.

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WHY fill fo craving ? quit the pain.

Poetical Essays in APRIL, 1751,
Their chief delights shall prove their deadly Death seiz'd him, while the awl was in
bane,

(vain.
his hand,

(land. Vain are their thoughts, and all their adions And his head Acheming for a neighbour's Nor earth shall long their faint remembrance Two sons he left, each had a thousand bear,

pounds, Soon Mali they pass away like fleeting air ; His daughter half as much in hoarded crowns. And when before their awful judge they The sons long penance bore, but now were come,

(doom.

free, Aghast they stand and trembling wait their And spent the hours in mirth and jollity ; Their sentence past, far from the just they A tribe of fycophants, their liquors quaff'd, go,

Extoli'd their 'wit, and at its poigance To dreadful darkness and perpetual woe :

laugh'd! While the bleft few, who have their God Caprice the fway of reason had suppress'd, rever'd,

[reward. Whim role on whim, nor gave one mo. With glorious crowns their Saviour Mall

ment's rest

(jeft. EUDOCIA. Till all was spent, and they the publick

But pinch'd by poverty, reason revivid, An EPISTLE 10 a FRIEND,

And they, by work, at competenee arv grown Old and Rich in Trade, wbicb be

riv'd; cannot be perfuaded to refign.

Became sedate, rid of the mad'ning oar, He ebae lowerb filver, fvall not be satisfied

And felt that peace, they never felt before. with silver ;

Far harder was ch' unhappy daughter's

lor, Nor be that loverb abundance, witb increase,

Eccl, v. 10.

She married with a churl, a beau, a lot ; Who spent her fortune, gave her many : wound,

[town, ,

And left her, with five children, on the More than enough thou hast, for private life;

Behold the end of Crispin's ardent In vain heav'n gives, if ftill thy wilhes roll,

pray'r ! Come, let me tap this dropsy of the soul !

His days of drudg'ry! and his nights of care! Be bountiful, revive the drooping heart,

Be wise, my friend ! let wisdom's voice Redeem the captive with the surplus. part;

prevail,
Look on thy lilver hairs, and moralize,

And lay to heart the moral of my tale.
Transmit thy treasure to the safer skies ;
A drop of comfort to the orphan here,

Witney, March 14. CRITO.
Shall rise a fountain of refreshment there !
Quench in thy heart these avaritious fires, On a very pretty Young Gentleman, about
Hear reason's voice, and bound thy vast Eigbreen, wbo appeared at a late Mosque-
delires !

rade in a Female Dress.
Can gold bribe death, renew a lease of years?

WHIM one day young Damon took
Ii lo ; push on, and double all thy cares :

A To walk in malquerade,
But if to respite proves for wealth too hard,

So Soft his air, so sweet his look,
Corre& thy thoughts, and be upon thy guard;

He seem'd a beateous maid,
Congder who must thy poffeffions rule,
Say, will he be a wiseman, or a fool ?

With envy ev'ry nymph was mov'd,

To see their charms outdone;
Suppose the first, thine is an ample ftore,
And if the lart, too little, were it more :

The enraptur'd (wains beheld and lov'd
Excess of living, with a throw or two,

The blooming fair unknown.
Shall all thy curious long-wrought scheme Damon, forbear your dangerous sport,
undo ;

And cheat our eyes no more,
Thy farms, and rent-rolls to a stranger go, Left your deluding form should hurt,
And all thy heaps of cash diffolve like (now; Beyond your power to cure.
Thy meager heir, when thy last field is rold,

The SPRING. A NEW SONG.
Perhaps, will curse thy ill persuading gold.
Remember Gripus *, for thou knew'st

ELCOME fun, and southern

W him well,

[excel ?

Mowers,
In toils and watchings, who cou'd him

Harbingers of birds, and flowers ;
No man would make a penny farther go,

Welcome grots, and cooling shades,
No man was dealer to the plaints of woe ;

Farewel balls, and masquerades.
No man more skill'd in tricks of usury, Blooming May approaches near,
Or would with felf-indulgence less comply; The lowing of she herds we hear ;
Many hard winters, without fire, he past, The farining lambs around us bleat,
Knew no diver Gon, absent from his last While daisies (pring bencach' their fect.

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Poetical Essays in A PRIL, 1751.
Birds are perch'd on every spray,

Had an exemption been to worth divine,
Warbling their notes, to praise the day ; That right, of course, great Frederick!
A thousand herbs their fragrance yield,

had been thine,
While cowilips cover all the field.

CRITO.
Sure 'tis time, that now we fee,
London, from thy smoak and thee :

Solution of tbe Rebus in February laft, p.
Welcome joys, more pure and true;

89. By G. Rollos.
Drums and routs, adicu, adieu.

THE garment is Now, which hath not
WOMAN.

And an Inn has a fign at the door :
'ER Eve was made — the father of

Good liquor is often contain'd in a TON,

In which misers may hoard up their store,
Survey'd his Eden with a penfive mind, And then to enliven, and brighten the
With wand'ring steps the beauteous place

scene,

IGREEN?
explor'd,

(plor'd; What colour fo charming, as is the gay
And with fad heart his lonely state de-
Tho' all combin'd to entertain the light,

ANOTHER.
And fruits delicious did the taste in vire,
Tho' trees and flowers, with richest odours,

A house with a sign is an INN ;
grow,

Good measure to hold is a Ton,
And all luxuriant nature could testow, And the fields in their beauty are GREEN,
His being alone did all delight destroy,
Nor could, till woman came, once taste a

On tbe SUPREME BEING.
joy ;

(the same, Mmense thy power ! thro' all preceding Then iapiures fill'd his mind, nought was

time

(lublime. And Eden now a Paradise became.

l'hou reign't Jehovah, king of kings,
Woman still smooths the anxious brow

E’er lofty mountains rear'd their tow'ring
head,

[ipread,
And sooths our pasions, with a plearing air; Or the bright arch of heav'n o'er all was
Without her men were wretched to excess, Thou wast the Father of the world to come,
She heightens joy,and makesour forrow less.

Wrapt in thy will all nature, as a womb.

As grass, frail man now blooms, and now Aremakable Epilapbon Mr. Alexander Ross,

decays,

(thy ways ? buried near the Communion Tabl, at ever

For, who can bound thy power, or know ney, in ebe County of Hants.

Th' extent of time in all its circling round,

A point, an atom in thy reck'ning found. ; disces,

[: The hero's glory, and the sacred bult, Quid sum ; quid lucram; quidque 'ururus With all the glare of pride, must fink to Ros fueram ; nunc sum pulvis ; mox um

duit : bra futurus ;

Titles and crowns and scepters be no more, Ros abiit; pulvis spargitur; umbra sugit.

Like praise that's writ upon a randy shore. Quid tule es, disce hinc ; quid cuncta hu.

i

Th' eternal pow'rs of heav'n itself mult mana ; quid audi,

(nihil.

Thake,
Sunt quod ego; pulvis, ros, cinis, umbra, And all creation to the centre quake.
Tbus translated.

How can man's arrogance resist thy ire?

When nations, kingdoms, nature, all ex. TOP, stranger, view this duft, and

pire. taught, you'll see

[Mail be. What I now am, what have been, what On seeing in Maruscripe the Poem, intiiled, I have been • dew, am dust, Mall be a The Morning Walk, er Benefit of Ex

(Aed. ercise. The dew is gone, duft scatter'd, the shade What thyself art, hence learn, what all

To be AUTHOR. things are ;

[hear :

OW What are all things in human nature ?

mankind, That they are all what I now am, be taught ; To make the body healthy, clear the mind, They're dust, are dew, are alhes, shadow, From perturbations freed, and black despair, -nought.

By moderate exercise, and morning air ! On the Death of the PRINCE, extempore.

How pleasant, in the early blushing morn,

When odours blow from ev'ry fragrant Conftant Aux attends terrestrial things, thorn,

[thine,

When vallies with ten thousand beauties The fool, the wise, the little, and the great, And our ille seems, like Eden, half divine, Obey alikc the call of ruling fate.

To • Ros in English ligmifies dew.

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Thade ;

How hard now wise ! thus to instruct

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To wander, and imbibe the vernal breeze,

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Impregnate with the balm of blottom'á

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thepherds and nymphs, who inhabit trees!

the plain,

(glad strain, Read but these maxims by exaraple taught, Tune all your brisk pipes, and be this the They'll entertain, but give no pain to Propitious the morn be that (miles on our thought ; (mind, sports ;

(courts : Here's nothing, but th' o'erflowing of a

Free from envy,

that constant attendant on To all the world benevolent and kind;

'Tis obe day ibas Alexas and Cbleris bave Which of content, and sacred peace poffeft,

obose

[quoes. Is then, when others are, more fully Their bands to unite, and so sofren life's blest.

Ne'er on this day let contention be known; Pardon, great man! (if goodness gives the

Nor care, that for ever attends on a throne ; name)

But, frolick and gay, let each nymph and Nor think it, to be prais'd by me, a Mame:

her (wain

[plain : For could my mure do justice to your mind,

In gambols and sports ftill rejoice on the You should be lov'd, efteem'd by all man

'Tis ibe day ibat Alexas, &c. kind,

SYLVANUS.

May Norms, that huge towers and castles invade,

[they are laid,

And take their proud tops till in duft CONCILIUM AMICABILE:

Fly harmless o'er them, and their cottage OR,

ne'er move; (their true love, Advice to a Friend at Rin Sy That each fhepherd may fing, who beholds,

'Tis ebe day obat Alexas, &c. Wboremongers and adulterers, God will judge.

Heb. xiii. 4.

Free from malice and strife may the happy

pair live;

No misfortunes bemoan or unhappily grieve; ,

Content till attend them in bed and at And deadly plagues infest each rural plain ;

board ;

(with her lord : Abftain from burning lust, and filthy love,

He pleas'd with his fair, and the pleas'd The wounds of Cytharea mortal prove.

Sing the day that Alexas, &c. Just now, methinks, I see you stretch'd at length,

[trength ;

May fortune ne'er frown, or imbitter their days,

(increase ; Like Æsop's frog, depriv'd of health and

But add to their loves, and their Hocks till With half á nose, and ghafly looks, that

And blessings on blessings each year may Me pray

bring,

[fully ling, For gloomy night, and ficken at the day.

That each Mepherd and nymph may chearIf you, on Ep-D -ns, do pleasure

'Iis ibe day obat Alexas, &c. take, With e'ery tawdry lady of the lake ;

ESSAY on HAPPINESS. Know, that false colours are by pirates

TOTHING, dear madam, nothing is worn, [ging torn ;

more true, That barks are Matter'd, and their rig

Thana Mortmaxim much approv'd by you; Therefore, friend R

guard

The lines are these : “ We by experience thy own.

know, O! stay at home, and rove not from thy

« Within ourselves exists our bliss or woe." wife,

Tho'round our heads the goods of fortune The only solid comfort of thy life :

roll,
Augment her joys; be faithfu! to her bed ; Dazzle they may, but cannot chear the soul.
Thou would't not like it, if she horn'd Concent, the fountain of eternaljoy,
thy head.

[pain, Can riches purchase, or can want destroy?
Dear is the pleasure that is bought with No, born of heav'n, its birth it will main.
How many men have wicked vhoredom tain,
Main ?

No Nave to power, nor the prize of gain : O! curled lewdness, damn'd infernal Say, who can buy what never yet was fold? thing.

(bring? No wealth can bribe her, nor no bonds can What mischiefs, what diseases, dost thou

hold: Thou send'rt the soul to everlasting home,

Sometimes Me deigns to mine in lofty halls, Quite unprepar'd to meet its dreadful But found more frequent in a cottage walls; doom;

Hier flight from thence too often is decreed,
Whilft in the earth the rotten body's laid, Then poverty is doubly cursid indeed.
To poison worms,

before its time decay'da Contentand bliss, which differ but inname, Repent, ()! R, now, whilst thou AL in ratores and their end the same, hait breath,

Fait bound together in eiernal chains. For God will surely judge thee after dcastle This as the end-ile otier as the means,

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