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Around in sympathetic mirth
But nothing could a charm impart
His rising cares the hermit spy'd, With answ'ring care opprest: "And whence, unhappy youth," he cry'd, "The sorrows of thy breast?
"From better habitations spurn'd,
"Alas! the joys that fortune brings
And those who prize the paltry things,
"And what is friendship but a name,
"And love is still an emptier sound,
"For shame, fond youth, thy sorrows hush,
Surpris'd he sees new beauties rise,
Swift mantling to the view;
The bashful look, the rising breast,
“ And, ah! forgive a stranger rude,
"But let a maid thy pity share,
Whom love has taught to stray; Who seeks for rest, but finds despair Companion of her way.
"My father liv'd beside the Tyne,
And all his wealth was mark'd as mine,
"To win me from his tender arms
Who prais'd me for imputed charms,
"Each hour a mercenary crowd
"In humble, simplest habit clad,
"And when, beside me in the dale,
"The blossom op'ning to the day,
"The dew, the blossoms of the tree,
"For still I try'd each fickle art,
And while his passion touch'd my heart,
"Till, quite dejected with my scorn,
"But mine the sorrow, mine the fault,
"And there forlorn, despairing, hid,
"Forbid it, Heav'n!" the hermit cry'd, And clasp'd her to his breast: The wond'ring fair-one turn'd to chide, 'T was Edwin's self that prest.
"Turn, Angelina, ever dear,
My charmer, turn to see
"Thus let me hold thee to my heart,
And shall we never, never part,
"No, never, from this hour to part,
Or old, when Scarron his companions invited, Each guest brought his dish, and the feast was united. [fish, If our landlord* supplies us with beef and with Let each guest bring himself, and he brings the best dish:
Our deant shall be ven'son, just fresh from the plains; Our Burke shall be tongue, with the garnish of brains;
Our Will § shall be wild fowl, of excellent flavour; And Dick || with his pepper shall heighten the sa[obtain ; Our Cumberland's ¶ sweet-bread its place shall And Douglas ** is pudding, substantial and plain :
The master of St. James's coffee-house, where the Doctor, and the friends he has characterised in this Poem, occasionally dined.
+ Dr. Barnard, Dean of Derry, in Ireland. Mr. Edmund Burke.
Mr. William Burke, Secretary to General Conway, and Member for Bedwin.
Mr. Richard Burke, Collector of Grenada.
Mr. Richard Cumberland, author of the West Indian, Fashionable Lover, The Brothers, and other dramatic pieces.
** Dr. Douglas, Bishop of Salisbury, who no less distinguished himself as a citizen of the world, than a sound critic, in detecting several literary mistakes (or rather forgeries) of his countrymen ; particularly Lauder on Milton, and Bower's History of the Popes.