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From scepter'd kings, in long descent deriv'd, (Sweet solitude !) where warbling birds provoke Thou, Anna, ruleft : prudent to promote
The Glene Muse, delicious rural feat Thy people's ease at homc, nor studious less Of St. John, English Memmius, I presumid Of Europe's good; to thee, of kingly right, To fing Britannic trophies, inexpert Sole arbitrefs, declining thrones, and powers Of war, with mcan attempt; while he intent Sue for relief; thou bid'nt thy Churchill go, (So Anna's will ordains) to expedite Succour the injur'd realms, defeat the hopes His military charge, no leisure finds Of haughry Louis, unconfin'd; he goes
To string his charming Mell: but when returt'd OBsequious, and the dread command fulfils, Consummate Peace Thall rear her cheerful bead; In one great day. Again thou giv's in charge Then shall his Churchill, in sublimer verse, To Rooke, that he should let that monarch know, For ever triumph; latest times shall learn The empire of the occan wide diffus'd
From such a Chief to fight, and Bard to fing, Is thine; behold! with winged speed hc rides Undaunted o'er the labouring main t'assert Thy liquid kingdoms; at his near approach The Gallic pavies impotent to bear His volly'd thunder, corn, dissever'd, scud,
O DE And bless the friendly interposing night.
Hail, mighty Queen! reserv'd by Fate to grace AD HENRICUM ST. JOHN, ARMIG. 1706. The new-born age : what hopes may we conceive Of future years, when co thy early reign
O qui recisæ finibus Indicis Neptune submits his trident, and thy arms Benignus herbæ, das mihi divitem Already have prevail'd co th'utmoft bound
Haurire succum, et sauveolentes
Sæpe tubis itcrarc fumos;
Siti palatum, proluis et mero,
Dulcem olaborant cui faporem
Hefperii pretiumque, foles :
Ecquid reponam muneris omnium
Exors bonorum ? prome reconditum,
Ad numeros, age, cende chordas.
Explicuit veoulinus alas :
Cum matre flavâ, feu caneret rolas
Et vina, cyrrhæies Hetrufcum
Rite beans equitem sub antris.
Thus shall the nations, aw'd to peace, excol Patronus illi non fuit artium
Nec charks æquè. O! quæ medallas
Flanıma subit, tacitolque fenius!
Pertentat, ut téque et tua munera
Gratus recordor, mercurialium Flourith in Europe. Hail, Saturnian days
Princeps virorum ! et ipse Musa
Cultor, et usque colende Mukts !
Dum puisac ima, ac inquietum
# He was then Secretary oi Wasa
Alte petito quaffat anhelicu ;
Dintillet in venas, tuæque
The Muse invoking eri endue
Love's gentle pain, or tender woes;
The blushing grape, or blooming rose: Or near cool Cyrrha's rocky springs Mæcenas liftens while he fings.
Hanc sumo, parcis et tibi poculis
Ut ufyue conjux sospitetur,
Perpetuo recreans amore.
Formosa cui Francisca cessit,
Quam Gratiarum cura decentium
Tu forte felix: me Maria
Yet he no nobler draught could boaft,
His Muse or music en inspire, Though all Falernum's purple coast
Flow'd in each glass, to lend him fire; And oti his tables us'd to smile The vintage of rich Chio's ille. Mæcenas deign'd to hear his songs,
His Mufe extolld, his voice approv'd: To thee a fairer fame belongs,
At once more pleasing, more belov’d. Oh! teach my heart to bound its flame, As I record thy love and same.
Maria, quæ me lidereo tuens
Trajecit, atque excuflit omnes
Protinus ex animo puellas. Hanc ulla mentis spe mihi mutuz Uccunque decit, node, die vigil
Suspiro; nec jam vina somnos
TO HENRY ST. JOHN, ESQ. 1706". O thou, from India's fruitful foil,
That doft that sovereign herbt prepare, In whose rich fumes I lose the toil
Of lifc, and every anxious care : While from the fragrant lighted bowl I suck new life into my soul.
Teach me the passion to restrain,
As I my grateful homage bring; And last in Phæbus' humble train,
The first and brightest genius fing; The Muses favourite pleas'd to live, Paying them back the fame they give. But oh! as greatly I aspire
To cell my love, to speak thy praise, Boasting no more its sprightly fire,
My bosom heaves, my voice decays; With pain I touch the mournful strings And pant and languish as I sing. Faint Nature now demands that breath,
That seebly strives thy worth to fing! And would be hush'd, and loft in death,
Did not thy care kind succours bring! Thy pitying casks my soul fustain, And call new life in every vein. The fober glass I now behold,
Thy health, with fair Francisca's join, Wishing her checks may long unfold
Such beauties, and be ever thine; No chance the tender joy remove, While she can please, and thou can t love,
Thou, only thou ! art kind to view
The parching flames that I sustain ; Which with cool draughts thy casks subdue,
And wash away the thirsty pain With wines, whose strength and taste we prize, From Latian suns and nearer skics.
O! say, to bless thy pious love,
What vows, what offerings, shall I bring? Since I can spare, and thou approve
No other gift, О hear me ling!
Aloft, above the liquid sky,
I ftretch my wing, and fain would go Where Rome's sweet swain did whilomi Ay;
And foaring, left the clouds below;
Thus while by you the British arms
Triumphs and distant famc pursue ; The yielding Fair resigns her charms,
And gives you leave to conquer too; Her snowy neck, her brcaft, her eyes, And all the nymph becomes your prize. What comely grace, what beauty smiles!
Upon her lips what sweetness dwells ! Noc love himself so oft beguiles,
Nor Venus self fo mach excels. What different fates our paffions share; While you enjoy, and I despair !
This piece was transated by the Reverend Thomas Newcomb, M. A, of Corpus Christi College, Oxon. t Tobacco
• Maria's form as I survey,
Although my anxious breast despăír, Her smiles a thousand wounds impart;
And fighing, hopes no kind return; Each feature steals my soul away,
Yet, for the lov'd relentless Fair, Each glance deprives me of my heart!
By night I wake, by day I burn! And chacing thence each other Fair,
Nor can chy gifts, soft Sleep, supply, Leaves her own image only there.
Or sooth my pains, or close my eye.
A POEM, IN TWO BOOKS.
Honos erit huic quoque Pomo?" Virg.
What foil the apple loves, what care is due Hesperiar: (ruits, and wasts their odors sweet
Nor only do the hills exclude the winds :
But when the blackening clouds in sprinklin Nor skill'd, nor studious: but my native soil
Showers Invites me, and the theme as yet unfung.
Dilil, from the high summits down the rain Ye Ariconian knights, and faireft dames, Runs trickling; with the fertile moisture cheer', To whom propitious Heaven these bleflings grants, The orchats smile ; joyous the farmers see Attend my lays, nor hence disdain to learn, Their thriving plants, and bless the heavenly des. How Nature's gifts may be improv'd by art. Next let the planter, with discretion meel, And thou, O Mostyn, whose benevoience, The force and genius of each foil explore; And candour, oft experienc'd, me vouchlaf'd To what adapted, what it shuns averle : To knic in friendship, growing still with years, Without this necessary care, in vain Accept this pledge of gratitude and love. He hopes an apple vintage, and invokes May it a lasting monument remain
Pomona's aid in vain. The miry fields, Of dear respect; that, when this body frail Rejoicing in rich mold, molt ample fruit is moulder'd into duft, and I become
of beauteous form produce; pleasing to ligh, As I had never been, latc times may know But to the tongue inelegant and flat. I once was bless'd in fuch a matchless friend! So Nature has decreed: so oft we see
Whoe'er expects his labouring trees should beod | Men palling fair, in outward lineaments
Nor from the sable ground expea success,
The Mult, of pallid hue, declares the soil Tempestuous, and cold Eurus’ nipping force, Devoid of spirit; wretched he, that quaffs Noxious to feeble buds : but to the weit
Such wheyish liquors; oft with colic pangs, Let him free entrance grant, let Zephyrs bland With pungent colic pangs distress'd he'll roar, Adminifter their tepid genial airs;
And toss, and turn, and curse th' unwholesamo Nought fear he from the west, whose gentle draught. warmth
But, farmer, look where full-ear'd shcaves of the Discloses well the earth's all-teeming womb, Grow wavy on the silth; that foil select Invigorating tender seeds; whose breath
For apples; thence thy induitry thall gain Nurtures the Orange, and the Citron groves, Tenfold reward; thy garners, thence with fore
Surcharg'd, fha!! burst: thy press with pureft juice * Miss Mary Meerd, daugliter of the late Trincipal of Bia
Shall frow, which, in revolving years, may try zen. Nose College, Oxon.
Tly seeble fect, and bind thy faltering tongue
Such is the Kontchurch, such Dantzcyan ground, Bermear the roots; in vain! the nursing grove
Though this art fails, despond not ; little pains,
in 3 due hour employ'd, great profit yield. บๆ คน
To treat of fpoufals : loog cunnubial joys Th'industrious, when the sun in Lco rides,
And darts his fultrict beams, portending drought,
Forgets nut at the foot of every plant
Exhauited lap recruiting; elle false hopes
Tl'autuninal season, but, in summer's pride,
Thirft inextinguishable : boe is the spring
Or blait leptentrional with brushing wings
Then woe to mortals ! Titan then exerts And gravel o'er-abeunding, think it not.
His heat intense, and on our vitals preys; Beneath thy coi!; the sturdy pear-tree here
Then maladies of various kinas, and names Will rise luxuriant, and with toughest root Unknown, malignant fevers, and that foe Picrcc the obtructine grit, and restive marle. To blooming beauty, which imprints the face Thus nought is useless made ; nor is there land, Of faireít nymph, and checks our growing love, But what, or of itsell, or else compeild,
Reign far and near; grim Death in different Thapes Affords advantage. On the barren heath
Depopulates the nations; thousands fall T'he shepherd tcudo his hock, that daily crop
His victims; youths, and virgins, in their flowcr, Their verdant dinner from the mosty turl, Reluctant die, ad fighing leave their loves Sufficient; after them the cackling goole,
Unfinith’d, by infectious heaven destroy'd. Close-grazer, finds where with to ease her want. Such heacs prevail'd, when fair Eliza, last What should I more? Ev'n on the cliffy heighc Of Winchomb's rame (text thee in blood and Of Penmennaur, and that cloud-piercing liill,
worth, Plinlimmon, from afar the traveller kens
Of fairelt Saint John!) left this toilfome world Aftoniid, how the goats their shrubby browze
In beauty's prime, and sadden'd all the year : nas pendent; nor untrembling canst thou see,
Nor could her virtues, nor repeated vows How from a scraggy rock, whose prominence
Of thousand lovers, the relentle's hand Half overlades the ocean, hardy men,
Of Death arrell; fe with the vulgar fel!, Fearless of rending winds, and dashing waves,
Only diftinguith'd by this humble verse. Cut lamphire, to excite the fqueamish gust
But if it please the sun's intemperate force Oi pamper'd luxury. Then, let thy ground To know, attend; whilft 1 of ancient fame Not lie uzlabor'd ; if the richest flem
The annals trace, and image to thy mind, Refuse to thrive, yet who would doubt to plant How our forefathers, (lucklefs men!) ingolfe Somewhat, that may to human use redound, By the wide yawning carth, to Stygian shades And penury, the worst of ills, remove?
Went quick, in one sad fepulchre inclos'd. There are, who, fondly studious of increase, In elder days, etc yet the Roman bands Rich foreign mold on their ill-natur'd land Victorious, this our other world subdued, Induce laborious, and with fattening muck A spacious city stood, with firmest walls
Sure mounded, and with numerous turrets crown'd, • Pebrnary the revent!), 1571, at fix o'clock in the eren. Aërial spircs, and citadels, the feat ing, this all rouleuitief uitbaroaring noise, and by leven
of kings, and heroes resolute in war, next morning had moved forty pacet; it kept moving for three days together, carrying with it theep in their Fam'd Ariconium : uncontroul'd and free, Cotes, bedge-tows and trees, and in its pallave overthrow
Till all-subduing Latian arm.s prevail'd. kionation Chapple, and turned two highways near an hun. Cred yards iron their former pofition. The ground thus Then also, though to foreign yoke fubmiss, moved was about twenty.fix acres, which opened itfelt, She undemolith'd flood, and ev'r till now ad carried the carth before it for our hundred yards luzce, leaving that which was palture in the place of the
Perhaps had stood, of ancient British art tilageand the rillage overspreal with pafture. See Speers A pleasing monument, not less admir'd Account of Hercturuthire, page 49, and Camden's Dri
Than what from Actic, of Etrufcan hands tannia.
Arofe; had not the heavenly powers averse Urging her destin'd labours to pursue.
The prudent will observe, what paflions
Her bud niore lovely, near the ferid Leek, Of brazen engiury, that ceaseless storm
(Crest of stout Britons), and enhances thence 'The bastion of a well-built city, deem'd
The price of her celestial scent: the Gourd, Impregrable : th' infernal winds, till now And thirsty Cucumber, when they perceive Closely imprison'd, by Titanian warmth
Th' approaching Olive, with resentment ily Dilating, and with unetuous vapours fed, Her fatty fibres, and with tend: ils creep Bisdain'd their narrow cells; and, their full | Diverse, detesting contract ; whilst the Fig ftrength
Contemps pot Rue, nor Sage's humble leaf, Collecting, from beneath the solid mass
Close neighbouring: the Herefordian plant Upheav'd, and all her calles rooted deep
Caresses freely the contiguous Peach, Shook from their lowest seat: old Vaga's stream, Hazel, and weight-resisting Palm, and likes Forc'd by the sudden shock, her wonted track T' approach the Quince, and the Elder's pitry Forsook, and drew her humid train aflope, Uncasy, seated by fuocreal Yew, Grankling her banks : and now the lowring sky, Or Walnut, (whose malignant touch impairs And baleful lightning, and the thunder, voice All generous fruits), or near the bitter dews Of angry Gods, that rattled solemn, dismay'd of Cherrics. Therefore weigh the habits well The finking hearts of men. Where should they of plants, how they associate beft, nor let
Il neighbourhood corrupt thy hopeful graffs. Distress'd? whence seek for aid ? when from below Would's chou thy vats with gen'rous juice Hell threatens, and ev'n Fate supreme gives signs
should froth ? Of wrath and defolation? vain were vows, Resped thy orchats; think not, that the trees And plaints, and suppliant hands to Heaven ered! Spontaneous will produce an wholesome draugile Yet some to fanes repair'd, and humble rites Let art correct thy breed: from parent bough Perform'd to Thor, and Woden, fabled gods, A Cyon meetly sever : afrer, force Who with their votaries in one ruin shar'd, A way into the crabstock's close-wroughe grain Crush'd, and o'erwhelm'd. Others in frantic mood
By wedges, and within the living wound Run howling through the strects, their hideous Inclose the fofter twig, nor over nice yells
Refuse with chy own hands around to spread Rend the dark welkin; Horror stalks around, The binding clay: ere long their differing veids Wild-faring, and his sad concomitant,
Unite, and kindly nourishment convey Defpair, of abje& look : at every gate
To the new pupil; now he shoots his arms The thronging populace, with halty Irides With quickest growth; now shake the teeming Press furious, and, too eager of escape,
trunk, Obstruct the easy way; the rocking town Down rain th’impurpled balls, ambrosial fruit. Supplants their foorseps; to and fro they reel Whether the Wilding's fibres are contriv'd Astonish'd, as o'ercharg'd with wine; when lo! To draw th' earth's purelt fpirit, and resist 'The ground adust her riven niouth disparts, Its feculence, which in more porous stocks Horrible chasm; profound! with swift descent Of Cider-plants finds paisage free, or elle Old Ariconium sinks, and all her tribes,
The native verjuice of the Crab, derivid Heroes, and senators, down to the realms
Through th' infix'd graff, a graceful mixture íerms Of endless night. Meas wlile the loosen'd winds Of tart and Sweet; whatever be the cause, Infuriate, molten rocks and faming globes This doubtful progeny by nicest talles Hürld high above the clouds; till all their force Expected beft acceptance finds, and pays Consum'd, her ravenous jaws sh' earth fatiate Largest revenues to the orchat-lord. clos'd.
Some think the Quince and Apple would come Thus this fair city fell, of which the name
bine Sarvives alonc ; nor is there found a mark, In happy union ; others fitter deem Whereby the curious passenger may learn The Sloc-stem bearing Sylvan Plumbs austere. ller ample fite, fave coins, and mouldering urns, Who knows but both may thrive? howe'er, what Ard huge unwieldy bones, lasting remaius
lors O that gigantic race; which, as he breaks To try the powers of both, and search how far The clcited glebe, the plownian haply finds, Two different natures may concur to mix Appallid. Upon that treacherous track of land, In close enibraces, and frange offspring bea? She whilome stood; now Ceres, in her prime, Thou'lt find that plants will frequent changes try, Smiles fertile, and with ruddielt freight bedeck'd, Undamag'd, and their marriageable arms The apple tree, by our forefathers blood.
Conjoin with others So Silurian plants Improv'd, that now recals the devious Muse, Admit thc Peach's odosiferous globe,