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Secluded far from human fight,

Attend my fleecy care,
But till my eyes are seald in night,
Thou fhalt partake my pray'r.

III.
My cottage on a rifing ground,

Near to a friendly thade,
A ruin shall my prospect bound,

With greens that never fade.
Some murm'ring brooks within my view,

That not too lifelers flow,
Whilft I the paths of truth pursue,
Both time and chance will thew.

• IV:".
But if thou bring'st thy heart again,

Untainted and fincere,
I'll laugh at all my present pain,

And banish every fear.
Then like a ship the tempest toit,

I'll bless the friendly shore,
Forget the dangers that are past,

But venture out no more.

SONG, write to a Lady.

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Fair Sylvia ftood foremost in right of her claim,
When to crown the high transports dear conquest excites,
At court she was envy'd end toated at White's.

II.
But how shall I whisper this fair one's fad case ?
A cruel disease has spoil'd her sweet face ;
Her vermillion is changed to a dull settled red,
And all the gay graces of beauty are fled.

III.
Yet take heed all ye fair how you triumph in vain,
For Sylvia, tho'alter'd from pretty to plain,
Is now more engaging fince reason took place,
Than when she poffefied the perfections of face.

IV.
Convinc'd she no more can coquet it and teaze,
Instead of tormenting-she studies to please ;
Makes truth and discretion the guides of her life,
And tho' spoil'd for a toast, she's well form'd for a wife.

A copy

A copy of Verses, on seeing a boy walk on ftilts, by

L Eaving the beaumar, for his play,

of the : Tott'ring on stilts, through mire, and dirt,

The school boy ftroles abroad.
Why does this innocent delight

Provoke the pedant's spleen;
Look round the world, thou fool and see

The use of this machine.
The tricking statesman, prop'd by these,

His virtues boasts aloud ;
And on his guilded filts, sublime,

Steps o'er the murmuring crowd.
Through fields of blood, the general stalks,

And fame sits on his hilt ;
The sword, or gun, at length bestows

An honourable stilt.
When quite deserted by the Muse,

The finking sonneteer,
Hammers in vain a thoughtless verse,

To please Belinda's ear:
The mighty.void of wit he stops

With a successful chime ;
On stilts poetic rises quick,

And leans upon his rhime.
With well dissembled anguish, see!

The canting rascal beg,
And by a counterfeit gain more

Than by a real leg.
Yet on the boy's instructive sport,

Is this contrivance built :
The source from whence his gains arise,

What is it, but a ftilt?
Corinna fair, of stature low,

Yet, this defect supplies,
By heels, like stilts, which may affift

The conquest of her eyes.
See! in his second childhood faint,

The old man walks with pain;
On crutches imitates his stilts,

And acts the boy again.

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