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By treach'ry prompts the noify hound
THE STORY OF LAVINIA.
By Mr. THOMSON.
OON as the morning trembles o'er the sky,
And, unperceiv'd, unfolds the fpreading day;
Before the ripened field the reapers ftand,
In fair array; each by the lafs he loves,
To bear the rougher part, and mitigate
At once they stoop, and fwell the lufty fheaves;
Fly harmless, to deceive the tedious time,
Behind the mafter walks, builds up the shocks;
No, never, from this hour to part, "We'll live and love so true;
"The figh that rends thy conftant heart, "Shall break thy Edwin's too."
FABLES. By Mr. Moore.
The NIGHTINGALE and GLOW-WORM.
HE prudent nymph, whose cheeks disclose
The lilly, and the blushing rofe,
From public view her charms will screen,
This fimple truth fhall keep her wife,
"The fairest fruits attract the flies."
One night a glow-worm, proud and vain, Contemplating her glitt'ring train,
Cry'd, fure there never was in nature
So elegant, fo fine a creature.
All other infects, that I see,
The frugal ant, induftrious bee,
Or filk-worm, with contempt I view ;
Mean, vulgar herd! ye are my scorn,
And kings on earth their gems admire,
She spoke. Attentive on a spray,
A while he gaz'd with sober look,
Pride, foon or late, degraded mourns,
HYMEN and DEATH.
IXTEEN, dy'e fay? nay then 'tis time,
Another year deftroys your prime.
But ftay-the fettlement ! "That's made."
Why then's my fimple girl afraid ?
Yet hold a moment, if you can,
And heedfully the fable scan.
The shades were fled, the morning blush'd,
The winds were in their caverns hush'd