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Vales, fpires, meandring ftreams, and Windfor's tow'ry pride.



Of a LADY finging to her LUTE.

AIR Charmer, cease, nor make your voice's



A heart refign'd the conqueft of your eyes:
Well might, alas! that threatned veffel fail,
Which winds and lightning both at once affail.
We were too bleft with these inchanting lays, 5
Which must be heav'nly when an Angel plays :
But killing charms your lover's death contrive,
Left heav'nly mufic should be heard alive.
Orpheus could charm the trees, but thus a tree,
Taught by your hand, can charm no less than he
A poet made the filent wood pursue,

This vocal wood had drawn the Poet too.


On a FAN of the Author's defign, in which was painted the story of CEPHALUS, and PROCRIS, with the Motto, AURA VENI.

NOME, gentle Air! th' Æolian shepherd faid, While Procris panted in the fecret fhade; Come, gentle Air, the fairer Delia cries, While at her feet her swain expiring lies.


Lo the glad gales o'er all her beauties stray,
Breathe on her lips, and in her bosom play!
In Delia's hand this toy is fatal found,
Nor could that fabled dart more furely wound:
Both gifts deftructive to the givers prove;
Alike both lovers fall by thofe they love.

Yet guiltless too this bright destroyer lives,


At random wounds, nor knows the wound fhe


She views the story with attentive eyes,

And pities Procris, while her lover dies.

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And humble glories of the youthful Spring; Where op'ning Roses breathing sweets diffuse, And foft Carnations fhow'r their balmy dews; Where Lilies smile in virgin robes of white, The thin Undress of superficial Light, And vary'd Tulips fhow fo dazzling gay, Blushing in bright diverfities of day. Each painted flowret in the lake below Surveys its beauties, whence its beauties And pale Narciffus on the bank, in vain Transformed, gazes on himself again. Here aged trees Cathedral Walks compofe," And mount the Hill in venerable rows: There the green Infants in their beds are laid, 15 The Garden's Hope, and its expected shade. Here Orange-trees with blooms and pendants


grow; 10

And vernal honours to their autumn join;



Exceed their promise in the ripen'd store,
Yet in the rising bloffom promise more.
There in bright drops the crystal Fountains play,
By Laurels fhielded from the piercing day :
Where Daphne, now a tree as once a maid,
Still from Apollo vindicates her shade,

Still turns her beauties from th' invading beam,
Nor feeks in vain for fuccour to the Stream. 26
The ftream at once preferves her virgin leaves,
At once a fhelter from her boughs receives,
Where Summer's beauty midst of Winter stays,
And Winter's Coolness fpite of Summer's rays. 30

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