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THE

ENQUIRY.

[The following amatory Lines having been found a

mong the MSS. of Gray, but bearing no title, I have ventured, for the sake of uniformity in this Volume, to prefix the above. The Lines themselves will be found in a Note in the second volume of Warton's Edition of Pope's Works, lately pub- . lished.]

WITH Beauty, with Pleasure surrounded, to lan

guish To weep without knowing the cause of my anguish; To start from short slumbers, and wish for the morn

ingTo close my dull eyes when I see it returning; Sighs sudden and frequent, looks ever dejected Words that steal from my tongue, by no meaning con

nected! Ah, say, fellow-swains, how these symptoms befel

me? They smile, but reply not-Sure DELIA CAN Tell

ME!

me>

SONG.

[This was written, at the request of Miss Speed, to an old Air of Geminiani: the thought from the French.)

THYRSIS, when he left me, swore

In the Spring he would return-
Ah! what means the op'ning flower!

And the bud that decks the thorn!
'Twas the nightingale that sung !
'Twas the lark that upward sprung!
Idle notes! untimely green!

Why such unavailing haste ? Gentle gales and sky serene

Prave not always Winter past. Cease, my doubts, my fears to move, Spare the honour of my love.

THE

ENQUIRY.

[The following amatory Lines having been found among the MSS. of Gray, but bearing no title, I have ventured, for the sake of uniformity in this Volume, to prefix the above. The Lines themselves will be found in a Note in the second volume of Warton's Edition of Pope's Works, lately published.]

WITH Beauty, with Pleasure surrounded, to lan

guish To weep without knowing the cause of my anguish; To start from short slumbers, and wish for the morn

ingTo close my dull eyes when I see it returning; Sighs sudden and frequent, looks ever dejectedWords that steal from my tongue, by no meaning con

nected! Ah, say, fellow-swains, how these symptoms befel

me? They smile, but reply not-Sure DELIA CAN TELL

ME!

TOPHET:

AN

EPIGRAM.

[Mr. Etough [53], of Cambridge University, was a

person as remarkable for the eccentricities of his character, as for his personal appearance. A Mr. Tyson, of Bene't College, made an etching of his head, and presented it to Mr. Gray, who wrote under it the following lines:]

THUS Tophet look'd; so grinn'd the brawling fiend,
Whilst frighted prelates bow'd, and call'd him friend.
Our mother-church, with half-averted sight,
Blush'd as she bless'd her grisly proselyte ;
Hosannas rung thro’ Hell's tremendous borders,
And Satan's self had thoughts of taking orders,

[53] Some information respecting this gentleman (who was Rector of Therfield, Herts, and of Colmworth, Bedfordshire) will be found in the Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. LVI. p. 25. 281.

IMPROMPTU,

SUGGESTED BY A VIEW, IN 1766,

OF THE

SEAT AND RUINS OF A DECEASED

NOBLEMAN,

AT KINGSGATE, KENT.

OLD, and abandon’d by each venal friend,

Here H d form’d the pious resolution To smuggle a few years, and strive to mend

A broken character and constitution.

On this congenial spot he fix'd his choice;

Earl Goodwin trembled for his neighb'ring sand : Here sea-gulls scream, and cormorants rejoice,

And mariners, though shipwreck’d, dread to land. Here reign the blust'ring North and blighting East,

No tree is heard to whisper, bird to sing; Yet Nature could not furnish out the feast,

Art he invokes new horrors still to bring. Here mould'ring fanes and battlements arise,

Turrets and arches nodding to their fall,

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