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AMARYLLIS. I'll twine fresh garlands for Alexis' brows, And confecrate to him eternal vows : The charming youth shall my Apollo prove ; He shall adorn my songs, and tune my voice to lore.
To the Author of the foregoing PASTORAL, BY Sylvia if thy
charming self be meant;
my efteem shall be, my passion thine.
But, if, beneath thy numbers' soft disguise,
But, if by chance the series of thy joys
TO A LA DY:
She refusing to continue a Dispute with
meg and leaving me in the ARGUMENT,
Who did unequal war pursue ;
My heart was by iny tongue belied ;
you might have read How much I argued on your
Might have sustain's an open fight :
On Reason's force with Beauty's join'd ?
I only to the fight afpir'd :
Contemns the wreath too long delay'd :
She drops her arms, to gain the field ;
And from the hostile camp withdrew,
He sent; and, as he fed, he New.
Seeing the Duke of Ormond's Picture
at Sir Godfrey KNELLER'S.
UT from the injur'd canvas, Kneller, strike
These lines too faint: the picture is not like. Exalt thy thought, and try thy toil again : Dreadful in arms, on Landen's glorious plain Place Ormond's duke: impendent in the air Let his keen fabre, comet-like, appear, Where'er it points, denouncing death: below Draw routed squadrons, and the numerous foe, Falling beneath, or flying from his blow: Till, weak with wounds, and cover'd o'er with blood Which from the Patriot's breast in torrents flow'd, Hc faints; his steed no longer feels the rein ; But stumbles o'er the heap, his hand had sain. And now exhausted, bleeding, pale he lies ; Lovely, fad object ! in his half-clos'd eyes Stern vengeance yet, and hostile terror stand : His front yet threatens, and his frowns command. The Gallic chiefs their troops around him call; Fear to approach him, though they see him fall.
O Kneller, could thy shades and lights express
CELIA TO DAMON.
“ Atque in amore mala hæc proprio, summéque secundo 66 Inveniuntur.-"
Lucret. lib. iv,
HAT can I say, what arguments can prove
My truth, what colours can describe my love,
Thy infant flames, whilst yet they were conceald
Ere guardian thought could bring its scatter'd aid,