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WINDSOR-FOREST

To the Right Honourable

GEORGE Lord LANSDOWN.

Non injusfa cano: Te noftræ, Vare, myricæ,
Te Nemus omne canet ; nec Phoebo gratior ulla est,
Quam fibi quæ Vari præscripsit pagina nomen.

VIRG.

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Swale invietde:

My humble Muse, in unambitions Strains Paints the green Forefts & the flowiny

Plains.

Windsor Forest

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WINDSOR-FOREST.

To the Right Honourable

George Lord LANSDOWN.

TH

HY forests, Windsor! and thy green retreats,

At once the Monarch's and the Muse's seats, Invite my lays. Be present, fylvan maids ! Unlock your springs, and open all your shades. GRANVILLE commands; your aid, O Mufes,

bring! What Muse for GRANVILLE can refuse to sing?

The Groves of Eden, vanish'd now so long, Live in description, and look green in song:

These, This Poem was written at two different times: the firft part of it, which relates to the country, in the year 1704, at the same time with the Pastorals: the latter part was not added till the year 1713, in which it was published. P.

VARIATIONS. VER. 3, etc. originally thus,

Chafte Goddess of the woods, Nymphs of the vales, and Naiads of the floods, Lead me thro'arching bow'rs, and glimm’ring glades. Unlock your springs

P. IMITATIONS. VER.6.

neget quis carmina Gallo ? Virg.

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