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I'll strip all the spring of its earliest bloom ;
cast, And the new-blossom'd thorn shall whiten her
SONG. BY A WOMAN – PASTORALE. With garlands of beauty the Queen of the May No more will her crook or her temples adorn; For who'd wear a garland when she is away, When she is remov'd, and shall never return?
On the grave of Augusta these garlands be plac'd,
CHORUS — ALTRO MODO. On the grave of Augusta this garland be plac'd, We'll rifle the spring of its earliest bloom, And there shall the cowslip and primrose be cast, And the tears of her country shall water her
4 • Each opening sweet of earliest bloom,
Collins's Dirge in Cymbeline.
THE DOUBLE TRANSFORMATION.1
SECLUDED from domestic strife,
Such pleasures, unalloy'd with care,
i Printed in Goldsmith’s Essays (the xxvi.) in 1765.
a Without politeness, aim'd at breeding,
And laugh'd at pedantry and reading.