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See yon proud elm that shines in borrow's My guardian, bear me on thy downy

run,

For thee those hlies paint the ferlite The BEAUTIES of the SPRING.

ground,

[crown'di

And those fair cownips are with nectar HCheappy faiades, and hair thou

Here let us rest to thun the scorching ray, Where peace and pleasure unmolested While curling zephyrs in the branches play. Where dewy buds their blushing boroms In these calin shades no ghafly woe apThow,

pears,

[ears; And the cool rivers murmur as they flow: No cries of wretches Nun our frighted See yellow crowfoots deck the gaudy hills, Here no gloss'd hate, no fainted wolves While the faint primrose loves the purling

are seen,

Nor busy faces throng the peaceful green; Sagacious bées their labours now renew, But fear and sorrow leave the careful breast, Hum round the blossoms, and extract their And the glad soul finks happily to reft. dew:

[pear,
In their new liv'ries the green woods ap-

A SUMMER's W 19H.
And smiling nature decks the infant year;

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[spring; charms,

[arms. To some cool ihade where infant Aowors While the curl'd woodbines deck her aged Where on the trees (weet honey-suckles When the streak'd East receives a lighter

blow, grey,

And ruddy daisies paint the ground below; And larks prepare to meet the early day; Where the Thrill Linnet charms the solemn Through the glad bowers the thrill anthems

Thade,

And zephyrs pant along the cooler glade ; While the groves glitter to the rising fun : Or thake the buil-surh by a river side, Then Phillis hartens to her darling cow,

While the gay sun-beams 1pai kie on the
Whose shining tresses wanton on her brow,

tide :
While to her cheek enliv'ning colours fly, O for some grot whose rustick Gdes declare,
And health and pleasure sparkle in her eye. Ease, and not splendor, was the builder's
Unspoil'd by riches, nor with knowledge

care ;
vain,

Where roses (pread their unaffected charms, 'Contented Cymon whistles o'er the plain ; And the curl'd vine extends her clafping His fiock dismiflus from their nightly fold,

arms; Observes their health, and sees their num- Where happy ilence lulls the quiet foul, 'ber told.

And makes it calm as summer waters roll. Pleas'd with its being, see the nimble fawn

Here let me learn to check each growing ill, Sports in the grove, or wantons o'er the And bring to reason disobedient wil; lawn,

[day,

To watch this incoherent breast, and find While the pleas'd coursers frolick out the What fav'rite passions rule the giddy mind. And the dull ox atfecis unwieldy play.

Here no reproaches grate the wounded Then haste, my friend, to yonder Sylvan

ear; bowers,

[hours;

We see delighted, and transported hear, Where peace and filence crown the blissful While the glad warblers wanton round the In those fill groves no martial clamours

trees, [ground:

And the still waters catch the dying breeze, No Atreaming purple ftains the guiltiess

Grief waits without, and melancholy Put fairer scenes our ravith'd eyes employ,

gloom :

[room ; Give a soft pieasure, and a quiet joy: Come, chearful hope, and fill the vacant Grief fries from hence, and wasting cares Come ev'ry thought, which virtue gave to subfide, (nutes glide. please;

(ease: While wing d with mirth the laughing mi- Come imzling health with thy companion See, ny fair friend, the painted shrubs are Let there, and all that virtue's self attends, gay,

Bless the still hours of my gentle friends :
And round thy head ambrosial odours play ; Peace to my foes, if any such there be,
At fight of thee the swelling buds expand, And, gracious heaven, give repose to me.
And op'ning roses seem to court thy hand ;

The Month of AUGUST.
Hark, the thrill linnet charms the distant
plain,

Sylvanus, a Courtier. Phillis, a Country Muid.
And Philomel replies with softer strain :

AIL,
See those bright lilies (hing with milky live,

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And those fair cowlips drop with balmy Joy of my heart, and darling of my eye ;

See the kind year her grateful tribute yields, To thee, my fair, the chearful linnet fings, And round fac'd plenty triumphs o'er the And Philomela warbles o'er the springs ;

fields,

But

sound;

dew;

arms:

But to yon gardens let me lead thy charms, An aged laurel keeps away the sun, (run. Where the curl'd vine extends her willing And two cool streams across the garden

Syl. Can feasts or musick win my lovely Whole purple clusters lure the longing eye ;

maid ? And the ripe cherries show their scarler dye. In both those pleasures be her taste obey'd. Pbillis. Not all the lights your boasted The ransack'd earth shall all its dainties send, gardens yield,

Till with its load her plenteous table bend. Are half fo lovely as my father's field, Then to the rooss the swelling notes shall rise, Where large increase has bless'd the fruitful Pierce the glad air and gain upon the skius

S; plain,

While ease and rapture spreads itself around, And we with joy behold the swelling grain, And distant hills roll back the charming Whose heavy ears towards the earth re

found.

(you know, clin'd,

[wind. Phil. Not this will lure me, for I'd have Wave, nod, and tremble to the whisking This night to feast with Corydon I 50: Syl. But see, to emulate those chceks of To night his reapers bring the gather'd thine,

{thine :
grain,

[plain : On yon fair tree the blothing ne&t'rins Home to his barns, and leave the naked Beneath their leaves the ruddy peaches Then beef and coleworts, beans and bacon glow,

(thow.

too, And the plump figs compose a gallant And the plumb-pudding of delicious hue, With gaudy plumbs see yonder boughs re- Sweet-Spiced cake, and apple-pies good cline,

store,

(more? And ruddy pears in yon Espalier twine. Deck the brown board ; who can desire There humble dwarfs in pleasing order His Aute and tabor ton Amintor brings, stand,

And while he plays, soft Amaryllis fings. Whose golden product seems to court thy Then strive no more to win a fimple maid, hand.

(chard bears From her lov'd cottage and her filent (ade. Pbil. In vain you tempt me while our or- Let Phillis ne'er, ah never let her rove, Long-keeping ruffets, lovely cath'rine pears, From her first virtue and her humble grove. Pearmains and codlings, wheaten plumbs Go seek some nymph that equals yourdegree, enough,

[hough. And leave content and Corydon for me. And the black damsons load the bending No pruning-knives our fertile branches

An EPITAPH. teaze,

[please. OW triumph, death, for here lies While yours must grow but as their masters

Nain
The grateful trees our mercy well repay,

More worth than crowns can buy :
And rain us bushels at the rising day. Cæleftiał zephyrs, waft her soul
Syl. Fair are my gardens, yet you right Eack to its native sky.
them all ;

Who now shall charm, where Flavia once
Then let us haste to yon majestick hall, Her chear ful smiles bestow'd ;
Where the glad roofs Mall to thy voice re- When pleasing candor (well'd her breast,
round,

[ing sound; And in her aspect glow'd : Thy voice more sweet than mufick's melta Now to that heav'n, where virtue Chines Now Orion's beam infefts the sultry sky, With an eternal blaze, And scorching fevers through the welkin Her lofty soul has winged its flight,

And left this earthly maze. But art Thall teach us to evade his ray, So from the smiling infant's hand And the forc'd fountains near the win- We force the costly gem, dows play ;

[gale, Which he not knowing how to prize, There choice perfumes shall give a pleasing Might to the dust condemn. And orange flowers their od'rous breath exhale, (ings glow,

ANOTHER. While on the walls the well-wrought paint. And dazzling carpets deck the floors be- As well a gentle as a prudent mind; low.

(charm, Still free to pardon, cautious to offend O tell me, thou whose careless beauties A tender parent and a faithful friend. Are there not fairer than a thresher's harn? All parts perform’d, he willingly with. Pbil. Believe me, I can find no charms drew,

(adicu. at all

Turn'd from the world, and bid her frienus In your fine carpets and your painted hall. Ah thou ! (if spiri's or regard or know "Tis true our parlour has an earthen foor, The figh of friendship or a daughter's woe) The fides of plaster, and of elm the door ; Mix'd with those tears that wash the sacred Yet the rubb'd chest and table sweetly Ihrine, Thines,

[climbs : Accept the tribute of a grateful lino. and the spread mint along the window

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Or GENTLEMAN's Monthly Intelligencer.

For JANUARY, 1749.

Tenne.

To be Continued. (Price Six-Pence each Month.) Containing, (Greater Variety, and more in :antity, itin any Monthly Book of tbe lame Price ) 1. Of the PRIVATE LIFE of a PRINCE : XII. Earl of Sandwicb's Memorial to the To my Lord

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Dr. Middleton's celebrated Book in relation to Miracles,

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Lady of Quality; the Murderer ; the Peti. VI. A Defcription of Oxfordshire, with an tion to Cupid; on a late intended Addrei; Account of Blerbeim-Hofe.

Scandal, an Ode ; on the Conjurer, &c. VII. Construction of a Geometrical Question, XVII. The MONTILLY Chron01OGER :

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Deaths, Bankrupts.
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XX. Monthly Bill of Mortality.
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Bottle-Conjurer in the Hay-Market,

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