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WINDSOR-FOREST.

To the Right Honourable

GEORGE Lord LANSDOWN.

Non injuffa cano: Te noftræ, Vare, myricæ,
Te Nemus omne canet; nec Phoebo gratior ulla eft,
Quam fibi quæ Vari præfcripfit pagina nomen.

VIRG.

S.Wale inv:etdel:

J.S. Müller Sc:

My humble Muse, in unambitious Strains Paints the green Forefts & the flowry Plains .

Windsor Forest

WINDSOR-FOREST.

To the Right Honourable

GEORGE Lord LANSDOWN.

T

HY forefts, Windfor! and thy green retreats, At once the Monarch's and the Mufe's feats, Invite my lays. Be prefent, fylvan maids! Unlock your springs, and open all your fhades. GRANVILLE commands; your aid, O Mufes, bring!

What Mufe for GRANVILLE can refuse to fing? The Groves of Eden, vanish'd now fo long, Live in description, and look green in fong:

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 fame time with the Paftorals: 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

VER. 6.

IMITATIONS.

neget quis carmina Gallo? Virg.

P.

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