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And must be bought, tho' penury be lide;

See in each fprite fome various bent appear!
These rudely carol moft incondite lay;
Those saunt'ring on the green, with jocund leer
Salute the stranger paffing on his way ;
Some builden fragile tenements of clay ;
Some to the standing lake their courses bend,
With pebbles smooth at duck and drake to play ;

Thilk to the huster's sav'ry cottage tend,
In pastry kings and queens th' allotted mite to spend.

Here, as each season yields a different store,
Each season's stores in order ranged been ;
Apples with cabbage-net y-cover'd o'er,
Galling full sore th' unmoney'd wight, are seen ;
And goose-b'rie clad in liv'ry red or green;
And here of lovely dye, the cath'rine pear,
Fine pear ! as lovely for thy juice, I ween : -

O may no wight 'e'er pennyless come there,
Left smit with ardent love he pine with hopeless care !

See! cherries here, ere cherries yet abound,
With thread fo white in tempting posies tyd,
Sčate'ring like blooming maid their glances round,
Withi pamper'd look draw little éyes aside;

The plumb all azure and the nut all brown,
And here each seafon, do those cakes abide,
Whose honour'& names th' inventive city own,
Rend'ring thro' Britain's ifle Salopia's praises known..

Admir'd

SHREWSBURY cakes,

Admir'd SALOPIA! that with venial pride. i.
Eyes her bright form in Severn's ambient wave,
Fam'd for her loyal cares in perils try'd, :
Her daughters lovely, and her striplings brave :
Ah! midst the reft, may flowers adorn his grave,
Whose art did first these dulcet cates display !
A motive fair to learning's imps he gave,

Who chearless o'er her darkling region strays "Till reason's morn arise, and light them on their way,

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CON TEN T S.

I. ELEGIES on feveral Occasions.

Page 15

A Prefatory esay on elegy.

EL EGY I. He arrives at bis retirement in the country, and takes occafron to expatiate in praise of fimplicity. To a friend. 29

ELE Ğ Y II. On pofthumous reputation. To a friend.

31 ELĖ GY.III, On the untimely death of a certain learned acquaintance. 33

E L E G Y IV. Ophelia's urn. To Mr. Goto

36 E LEGY V. He compares the turbulence of love with the tranquillity of friendship. To Melisa his friend.

E L E G Y VI. To a lady on the language of birds.

E L EGY VII, He describes his vision to an acquaintance.

41 E L EGY VIII. He describes his early love of poetry, and its consequences: To Mr. G. 1745

45 EL E G Y IX. He describes his disinterestedness to a friend,

47 EL EGY X. To fortune, fuggefling his motive for repining ar ber difpenations.

50 ELEGʻY

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ELEGY XXIV.
He takes occasion from the fate of Eleanor of Bretagne, to
fuggest the imperfect pleci Jures of a solitary life. 98

ELEGY XXV.
To Delia, with some flowers ; complaining how much his
benevolence suffers on account of his bumble fortune. 102

EL EGY XXVI.
Describing the forrow of an ingenuous mind, on the melan-
choly event of a licentious amour.

104
II. ODES, SONGS, BALLADS, &c.
Rural elegance : an ode to the late duchess of Somerset.

Written 1750.
Ode to memory. -1748.
The princess Elizabeth : a ballad alluding to a story recorded

of ber, when she was prisoner at Woodstock, 1554: 124
Ode to a young lady, somewhat 100 Solicitous about her
ner of expresion.

126
Nancy of the vale. A ballad.

128
Ode to Indolence. 1750

130
Ode to Health. 1730.

132
To a lady of quality, fitting up her library. 1738. 135
Upon a visit to the same in winter. 1748.

137
An irregular ode after fickness. 1749.

138
Written in a flower book of my own colouring, designed for
lady Plimouth. 1753-4.

143
Anacreontic. 1738
Ode. Written 1739.

145
The dying kid.

147
Songs, written chiefly between the year 1737 and 1742
The halcyon.

166
Ode.
A paftoral ode, to the honourable Sir Richard Lyttleton. 169
Verfés written towards the close of the year 1748, to Wila

liam Lyttleton, Eja.
Jemmy Dawson, a ballad; written about the time of his
exécution, in the year 1745:

179
A pastoral ballad, in four parts. Written 1743:

TIT, LEVITIES,

144

149-166

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