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Instead of harmony, 'tis jar
And tumult, and intestine war.

The love that cheers life's latest stage,
Proof against sickness and old age,
Preserv’d by virtue from declension,
Becomes not weary of attention,
But lives, when that exterior grace
Which first inspir’d the flame, decays.
'Tis gentle, delicate and kind,
To faults compassionate or blind,
And will with sympathy endure
Those evils it would gladly cure,
But angry, coarse, and harsh expression
Shows love to be a mere profession,
Proves that the heart is none of his,
Or soon expels him if it is.

To

An Invitation into the Country.

I.

THE swallows in their torpid state,

Compose their useless wing, And bees in hives as idly wait

The call of early spring.

II.

The keenest frost that binds the stream,

The wildest wind that blows, Are neither felt nor fear’d by them,

Secure of their repose.

III.

But man, all feeling and awake,

The gloomy scene surveys,
With present ills his heart must ach,

And pant for brighter days.

IV.

Old winter halting o'er the mead,

Bids me and Mary mourn,
But lovely spring peeps o'er his head,

And whispers your return.

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TRANSLATION OF PRIOR's

CHLOE AND EUPHELIA.

1.

MERCATOR, vigiles oculos ut fallere poffit,

Nomine sub ficto trans mare mittit opes; Lené sonat liquidumque meis Euphelia chordis,

Sed solam exoptant te, mea vota, Chlöe.

II.

Ad speculum ornabat nitidos Euphelia crines,

Cum dixit mea lux, heus, cane, sume lyram. Namque lyram juxtà positam cum carmine vidit, Suave quidem carmen dulcisonamque lyram,

III.

Fila lyræ vocemque paro, fufpiria surgunt,

Et miscent numeris murmura mæsta meis, Dumque tuæ memoro laudes, Euphelia, formæ,

Tota anima intereà pendet ab ore Chlöes.

Vol. I.

Aa

Subrubet VI.

Subrubet illa pudore, et contrahit altera frontem,

Me torquet mea mens conscia, psallo, tremo;
Atque Cupidineâ dixit Dea cincta corona,
Heu! fallendi artem quam

didicere

parum.

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WHEN the British warrior queen,

Bleeding from the Roman rods, Sought with an indignant mien,

Counsel of her country's gods,

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