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Be cautious next a proper steed to find,

His field, he tended, with succef-ful care, Whose prime is pait; the vigorous horse disdains Early and late, when or unwith’d-for rain Such servile labours, or, if turc'd, forgets

Defcended, or unseasonable frosts His past archievements, and victorious palms. Curb'd his increasing hopes; or, when around Blind Bayard rather, worn with work and years, The clouds drope fatness, in the middle by Shall roll th' unwieldy stone, with sober pace The dae suspended staid, and left unmoist He'll tread the circling path till dewy eve, His execrable glebe : recording this, From early day-spring, pleas'd to find his age Be juft, and wife, and tremble to transgress. Declining not unuseful to his lord.

Learn now the promise of the coming year, Some, when the press, by umolt vigour screw'd, To know, that by no flattering figns abus'd, Mas drain'd the pulpous mass, regale their fwine Thou wisely may'st providc : the varions maar With the dry refuse; thou, more wise, thalt steep Prophetic, and attendant stars, explain Thy huss in water, and again employ

Each riling dawn; ere icy crusts surmount The ponderous engine. Water will imbibe The current Atream, the heavenly orbs serese The small remains of spirit, and acquire

Twinkle with trembling rays, and Cynthia glan A vinous flavour; this the peasants blithe

With light unsully'd: now the fowler, warn'd Will quaff, and whistle, as thy tinkling team By these good omens, with swift early iteps They drive, and sing of Fusca's radiant cycs, Treads the crimp carth, ranging through Eds Plcas'd with the medley draught. Nor shalt and glades Thou now

Offensive to the birds ; sulphurcous death Reject the apple-cheese, though quite exhaust; Checks their mid flight, and hecdless while de Even now 'twill cherish, and improve the roots

Irain of fickly plants; new vigour hence convey'd Their tuneful throats, the towering, heary box Will yield an harvest of unusual growth.

O'ertakes their speed; they leave their lide iro Such profit springs from hulks discreetly us'd! Above the clouds, precipitant to earth.

'The tender apples, from their parents rent The woodcocks early visit, and abode By stormy Shocks, must not neglected lie, Of long continuance in our temperate clime, The prey of worms: A frugal man I knew, Foretel a liberal harvest; he oft times Rich in one barren acre, which subdued

Intelligent, the harsh Hyperborean ice By endleis culture, with sufficient Must

Shuns for our cqual winters; when out furs His calks replenifli'd yearly; he no more

Cleave the chillu foil, he backward wings bis Et Desir'd, nor wanted; diligent to learn

To Scandinavian frozen summers, meet 'The various seasons, and ty ikill repel

For his wumb’d blood. But nothing profits Invading pests, successful in his cares,

Than frequent snows; O, may'lt thou attentes 'Til the damp Libyan wind, with tempest arm'd Thy furrows whiten'd by the woolly rain Outrageous, bluster'd horrible amidit

Nutriceous ! secret nitre lurks within His Cider-grove ; o'erturn'd by furious blalts, The porous wet, quickening the languid giebe The fightly ranks fall proftrate, and around Sometimes chou shalt with fervent vows Their fruitage scatter'd, from the genial boughs

plore Stript immature : yet did he not repine,

A moderate wind; the orchat loves to wave Nor curse his llars; but prudent, his fallen heaps With winter winds, before the gems exert Collecting, cherish'd with the tepid wrcaths Their feeble heads; the loosened routs the Of tedded grass, and the sun's mellowing beanis Large increment, earnest of happy years Rivald with artsul heats, and thence procur'd Nor will it nothing protic to oblerve A coftly liquor, by improving time,

The monthly stars, their powerful influence Equal'd with what the happielt vintage bears. O’er planted fields, what vegetables reign

But this I warn thee, and shall always warn, Under each sign. On our account has Jove No heterogeneous mixture: use, as some

Indulgent to all moons fome fucculent plag: With watery turnips have debas'd their wines, Allotted, that poor helpless man will Back! Too frugal; nor let the crude humours dance His present thirst, and matter find for toil. lo heated brass, steaming with fire intense ; Now will the Corinths, now the Rafps, fupply Although Devouią much commends the use Delicious draughts; the Quinces dow, or Pramba Of frengthening Vulcan; with their native Or Cherries, or the fair Thirbeian fruit frength

Are prest to wines; the Brituns squeeze the west Thy wines lufficient, other aid refuse;

Of sedulous bees, and nixing odorous berba And, when th' allotted orb of time's complete, Prepare balsamic cups, to wheezing luogs Are more commended than the labour'd drinks. Medicinal, and short-brea:h'd, ancient tires

Nor let thy avarice tempt thee to withdraw But, if thou'rt indcfatigably bent The priest's appointed share; with cheerful heart | To toil, and omnifarous drinks would'A brev; The tenth of thy increase below, and own Besides the orchal, every hedge and buth Heaven's bounteous goodness, chat will sure repay | Affords alifance; ev'n all dive Birch, Thy grateful duty : this negle&cd, fear

Curs'd by unletter'd, idle youth, diftils Signal avengeance, such as overtook

A limpid current fronı her wounded bark. A miser, that unjustly, once with-held

Profuse of nurung lap. When folar bcanus The clergy's dues relying on himself,

Parch thiray human veins, the darnak'd mca

Inforc'd, display ten thousand painted flowers The draining sucker, then alone concern'd
Jseful in portables. Thy little fons

When the dry bowl forbids their pleasing work. 'ermit to range the pastures; gladly they

But if to hoarding thou art bent, thy hopes Vill mow the Cowflip-polies, faintly cet, Are frustrace, hould'I thou think thy pipes will rom whence thou artificial wincs shalt drain

flow of icy taste, that, in mid fervours, bust

With carly limpid wine. The hoarded fore, lack craving thirst, and mitigate the day. And the harsh draught, must twice endure the Happy lërne t. whole most wholesome air

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(cold. Pojlons envenom'd spiders, and forbids

Kind strengthening heat, twice winter's purging The baleful coad, and viper, from her shore ! There are, that a compounded Auid drain Iore happy in her balmy draughts, enrich'd From different mixtures, Woodcock, Pippin, -Vich miscellaneous fpices, and the root

Mole, For thirtt-abating sweetness prais'?), which wide Rough Elliot, sweet Parmain: the blended (reanus xtend her fame, and to each drooping heart (Each mutually correcting cach) create 'selent redress, and lively health convey.

A pleasurable medley, of what taste See, how the Belgæ, sedulous and fout, Hardly distinguish'd; as the showery arch, Vith bowls of fattening Mum, or blissful cups With lifted colours gay, Ore, Azure, Gules, vf kernel-selish'd fluids, the fair far

Delights and puzzles the beholder's eye, E early Phosphorus falute, at noon)

Thar views the watery breed, with thousand thews ucund wish frequent-rising fumes! by use Of painture vary'd, yet's unskill'd to tell Atruded, thus to quell their native phlegm Or where one colour rises, or one faints, revailing, and engender wayward mirth.

Some Ciders have by art, or age, unlearn'd What need to treat of diftant climes, remov'd Their genuine relish, and of sundry vines 21 from the floping journey of the year,

Afsum'd the flavour; one fort counterfeits eyond Petfora, and iflandic coasts ?

The Spanish product ; this to Gauls has seem'd Vhere ever-during snows, perpetual shades The sparkling Nedar of Champaigne; with that, if darkness, would corigeal their livid blood, A German oft has swill d his throat, and sworn, lid on the Arctic tract spontaneous yield

Deluded, that imperial Rhine bestow'd! - cheering purple berry; big with wine, The generous summer, whilst the owner, pleas'd. tensely fervent, which each hour they crave, Laughs inly at his guests, thus entertain'd pread round a fiaming pile of pines, and oft With foreign vintage from his cider cask. hey interlard their native drinks with choice Soon as thy liquor from the narrow cells Vi drongest Brandy, yet scarce with these aids Of close-prelt huskss is freed, thou must refrain nabled to prevent the fu«iden rot

l'hy thirsty soul; let none persuade to broach If freezing nose, and quick decaying feet. Thy chick, unwholsome, undigested cades : Nor less the fable borderers of Nile,

The hoary frolls, and sorthern blasts, take care for they who Taprobane manure, nor they, Thy muddy beverage to serene, and drive Vhom fanny Borneo bears, are stor'd with Arcams Precipitane che baler, ropy lees. gregious, Rum, and Rice's spirit extraa.

And now thy wine's transpicuous, purg'd from or here, expos'd to perpendicular rays,

Its earthy. gross, yet let it feed a while a vain they covet shades, and Thrascia's gales, On the fat resule, lest too soon disjoin'd, Pining with Equinoxial heat, unless

From sprightly, it to harp or vapid change. l'he cordial glass perpetual motion keep,

When to convenient vigour it accains, Quick circuiting; nor dare they close their eyes, Suffice it to provide a brazen tube void of a bulky charger near their lips,

Inflext; felf-taught, and voluntary, flies With which, in oftev interrupted deep,

The defecated liquor, through the vent their frying blood compela ip irrigate

Ascending, then by downward tract couvey'd, Their dry-furr'd tringues, elle minotely to death Spours into subject vefsels, lovely clear. Obnoxious, dismal death, th' effect of drought! As when a noon-tide (un, with lummer beams,

More happy they, born in Columbus' world, Darts through a cloud, her watery skirts are edg'u
Carybbes, and they, whom the Cotton plant With lucid amber, or undrofly gold :
With downy-sprouting vests arrays! their woods So, and so richly, the purg'd liquid shines.
Bow with prodigious nuts, that give at once

Now, also, when the colds abate, nor yet
Celestial food, and near; then, at hand

Full summer fines, a dubious seasun, close The Lenion, uncorrupe with voyage long, In glass thy purşr fircams, and let them gain, To vinous fpirits added (heavenly drink!) From due confinement, spirit, and flavour new, They with pneumatic engine ceaseless draw, For this intent, the subtle chemist feeds Intent on laughter; a cuntinual tide

Perpetual flames, whose unrefifted force Hows from th' exhilarating fount. As, when O’er land, and ashes, and the stubborn fint Ayaiult a lecret cliff, with sudden fhock

Pserailing, turns into a fusil fea, A thip is dafli'd, and leaking drinks the sea,

That in his furnace bubbles sunny-red : Th'altonini'd mariners ay ply the pump,

From hecce a glowing drop with hollow'd feel Nor stay, nor reft, till the wide bicach is clos'd: He takes, and by one efficacious breath su chey (but checrful) unfatigued, stil! r:cve Dilates io a surprising cube, or sphere, + liciand.

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The fharp-edg'd fragınents; down their barter:

For every liquid, with his plastic lungs,

Inclines, and Boreas' spirit biusers frore, To human life subservient; by his means

Beware th’inclement heavens; now let thy heara Ciders in metal frail improve : the Moyle, Crackle with juiceless boughs; thy lingering bked And tasteful Pippin, in a moon's fhore year, Now ioftigate with th' apple's powerful streams. Acquire complete perfection : Now they {moke Perpetual showers and stormy gulls confine

Transparent, sparkling in each drop, deliglat The willing ploughman, and December warns Of curious palate, by fair virgins crav'd.

To annual jullitics ; now sportive youth But harsher Huids different lengths of time Carol incondite rhimes, with suiting notes, Expect. Thy flash will slowly mitigate

And quaver unharmonious; sturdy Twains The Eliot's roughness. Stirem, firmcit fruit, In clean array for ruftic dance prepare, Embottled (long as Priameian Troy

Mixe with the buxom damfels; hand in hard Withstood the Grecks) endures, ere justly mild, They frisk and bound, and various mazes were, Soften’d by age, is youthful vigor gains,

Shaking their drawny limbs, with uncouth me, Fallacious drink: ye honeft men, beware,

Transported, and sometimes an oblique leer No trust its smoothncís; the third circling glass Dart on their loves, sometimes an hasty kiss Suffices virtue : But may hypocrites,

Steal from unwary lasses; they with (corn, (That flyly speak one thing, another chink, And neck reclin'd, resent the ravilh'd bliss. Hateful as hcil) pleas'd with the relish weak, Meanwhile blind British birds with volant touch Drink on unwarn’d, till, by inchanting cups Traverse loquacious strings, whose folean notas Infatuate, they their wily thoughts disclose, Provoke to harmless revels; these among And through intemperance grow awhile sincere. A lubtle artist Itands, in wondrous bag

The farmer's tuil is done ; his cades mature That bears imprison'd winds (of gentler fort Now call for vent; his lands exhaust permit Than those which erst Laertes' fon inciosid). T'indulge awhile. Now solemn rites he pays Peaceful they sleep; but let the tuneful squeez: To Bacchus, author of heart-cheering mirth. Of lab uring elbow rouze them, out they fly His honest friends, at thirsty hour of dusk, Melodious, and with sprightly accents charm. Come uninvited; he with bounteous hand 'Midst these disports, forget they not to drench Imparts his smoking vintage, sweet reward Themselves with bellying goblets; nor, whes Of his own induftry; the well-fraught bowl

spring Circles inceffant, whilft the hurable cell

Returns, can they refuse to usher in With quavering laugh and rural jelts resounds. The freth-born year with loud acclaim, and for Ease, and content, and undifsembled love, Of jovial draughts, now, when the fappy boughes Shine in cach face; the thoughts of labour past Attire themselves with blooms, sweet rudimenti Increase their joy. As, from retentive cage

Of future harveft: When the Gnoitian crowa When fullen, Philomel escapes, her nutes

Leads on expected autumn, and the trees She varies, and of past imprisonment

Discharge their meliow burdens, let them thack Swectly complains; her liberty retriev'd

Buon Nature, that thus annually supplies Cheers her fad foul, improves her pleasing song,

Their vaults, and with her fornier i quid gists Gladsome they quaff, yet not exceed the bounds Exhilarates their languid minds, within Of healthy temperance, nor encroach on night, The golden mean contin'd: Beyond there's nough? Season of ret; but well bedew'd repair

Of health or pleasure. Therefore, when the bacart Each to his home, with unsupplanted feet. Dilates with fervent joys, and eager soul Ere heaven's emblazon'd by the rosy dawn, Prompes to pursue the sparkling glass, be sure Domestic cares awake them; brisk they rile, 'Tis time to thun it; if thou wilt prolong Refresh'd, and lively with the joys that flow Dire compotation, forth with reason quits From amicable talk, and moderate cups

Her enpire to confusion, and misrule, Sweetly interchang'd. The pining lover finds And vain debates ; then twenty tongues at orice Present redress, and long oblivion drinks Conspire in senseless jargon; nought is heard Of coy Lucinda. Give the debtor wine :

But din, and various clamor, and mad rant : His joys are short and few; yet when he drinks Distrust and jealousy to these succeed, His dread retires; the flowing glaftes add

And anger-kindling taunt, the certain bane Courage and mirth: magnificent in thought, Of well-knir fellowship. Now horrid trays, Imaginary riches he enjoys,

Commence; the brimming glasses now are buril'd And in the gaol expatrates inconfin’d.

With dire intent; bottles with bottles clash, Nor can the poet Bacchus' praise indite,

In rude encounter; round their teniples dy Debarr'd his grape. The Muses still require Huniú regalement; nor will aughe avail

checks Imploring Phæbus, with unmoilten'd lips. Mixt gore and cider flow. What shall we say Thus to the generous bottie all incline,

Of rath Elperior, who in evil hour By parching thirst alır'd. With vehement fuos Dry'd an immeasurable bowl, and thought When dutty summer bakes the crumbling clods, T'exhale his Surleit by irriguous sleep, How pleasant is 't, beneath the twilled arch Imprudent? him death's iron fltep opprefl, Of a retreating bower, in mid-day's reign, Descending careless from his couch; the tail To ply the sweet carr:use, remote from noise, Luxt his neck joint, and spina! Sccur'd of fevurish heats: When th' aged year

Nor need we tell wba: anxious cares atted

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The turbulent mirch of wine; nor all the kinds Of nothing from without; in one supreme
Of maladies, that lead to Death's grim cave, Intirely bleft ; and from beginning time
Wrought by intemperance, joint-racking gout, Design'd thus happy; but the fond defire
Inteftine stone, and pining atrophy,

Of rule and grandeur multiply'd a race
Chill even when the sun with July heats

Of kings, and numerous sceptres introduc'd, Fries the scorch'd soil, and dropsy all a-float, Destructive of the public weal. For now Yet craving liquids: nor the Centaurs tale Each potentate, as wary fear, or strength, Be here repeated; how, with lust and wine Or emulation urg'd, his neighbour's bounds Inflam'd, they fought, and split their drunken Invades, and ampler territory feeks souls

With ruinous assault; on every plain At feasting hour. Ye heavenly Powers that guard Hoft cop'd with hoft, dire was the din of war, The British illes, such dire events remove

And ceaseless, or short truce haply procur'd Far from faix Albion, nor let civil broils

By havoc and dismay, till jealousy
Ferment from social cups : May we, remote Rais'd new combustion. Thus was peace in vain
From the hoarse, brazen sound of war, enjoy Sought for by martial deeds, and conflict stern :
Our humid products, and with seemly draughts Till Edgar grateful (as to those who pine
Enkindle mirch and hospitable love.

A dismal half-year night, the orient beam
"Too ofe, alas! has mutual hatred drench'd Of Phæbus' lanıp) arcfe, and into one
Our Swords in native blood; too oft has pride, Cemented all the long-contending powers,
And hellish discord, and insatiate thirst

Pacific monarch! then her lovely head of other's rights, our quiet discompos'd.

Concord rcar'd high, and all around diffus'd Have we forgot, how fell destruction rag'd The spirit of love. At ease, the bards new ftrung Wide spreading, when by Eris' torch incens'd Their filent harps, and taught the woods and Our fathers warr'd? what heroes, signaliz'd

vales, For loyalty and prowess, met their fate

In uncouth rhimes, to echo Edgar's name. Untimely, undeserv'd : how Bertie fell,

Then gladness (mild in every eye; the years
Compton, and Granville, dauntless sons of Mars, Ran Smootly on, productive of a line
Fit themes of endless grief, but that we view Of wise, heroic kings, that by just laws
Their virtues yet surviving in their race !

Establish'd happiness at home, or crush'd
Can we forget, how the mad, headstrong rout Insulting enemies in farthest climes.
Defy'd their prince to arms, nor made account See lion-hearted Richard, with his force,
Of faith or duty, or allegiancc sworn ?

Drawn from the North, to Jewry's hallow'd Apostate, atheilt rebels ! bent to ill,

plains ! With feeming sanctity and cover'd fraud,

Piously valiant (like a torrent swellid Infil!'d by him, who first presum'd t'oppose With wintry tempefts, that didains all mounds, Omnipotence ; alike their crime, th'event Breaking a way impetuous, and involves Was not alike; these triumph’d, and in height Within its sweep, trees, houses, men) he press'd Of barbarous malice and insulting pride,

Amidst the thickest battle, and o'erthrew Allain'd not from iniperial blood. O fat Whate'er withstood his zealous rage : no pause, Unparallel'd! O Charles, o best of kings! No stay of Naughter, found his vigorous arm, What ftars their black disaftrous influence shed But th' unbelieving squadrons to flight On thy nativity, that thou should's fall

Smote in the rear, and with dishonest wounds Thus, by inglorious hands, in this thy realm, Mangled behind. The Soldan, as he fled, Supreme and innocent, adjudg'd to death Oft callid on Alla, gnashing with despite By those thy mercy only would have fav’d ! And shame, and murmur'd many an empty curse. Yet was the Cider-land unftain'd wiih guilt; Behold third Edward's streamers blazing high The Cider-land, obsequious still to thrones, On Gallia's hotiile ground! his right withheld, Abhorr’d such base dillyal deeds, and all

Awakens vengeance. O in.prudent Gauls, Her pruning-hooks extended into swords, Rclying on false hopes, thus to incense ndaunted, to affert the trampled rights

The warlike English! One important day Di monarchy; but, ah: successless the,

Shall teach you meaner thoughts. Eager of fight, However faithful then was no regard

Fierce Brutus' off-pring to the adverse front of right or wrong. And this, once happy, land, Advance refifless, and their deep array By home-bred fury rent, long groan’d beneath With furious inroad pierce : the nighry force Tyrannic sway, till fair revolving years

Of Edward ewice o'ercurn'd their desperate king : Our exil'd kings and liberty restor’d.

Twice he arose, and join'd the horrid shock : Now we exule, by mighty Anna's care

The third time, with his wide-ex'ended wings, Secure at home, while the to foreign realms He fugitive declin'd superior strength, Sends forth her dreadful legions, and restrains Disconifited; pursued, in the sad chace Thc rage of kings :

Here nobly the supports Ten thousand ignominious fall; with blood Jufticc oppress’d; here her victorious arms The vallies float. Great Edward thus aveng'd,

Q ell the ambitious : From her hand alone With golden Lris his broad shield emboss'd.
A. Europe fears revenge, or hopes redress, Thrice glorious prince! whom Fame with all
Rejoice, 0 Albion! sever'd from the world

her tongues By Nature's wife indulgence, indigent

For ever thall rcfound. Yet from his loins

New authors of differision spring; from him Of discontent i two nations under one,
Two branches, that in hosting long contend In laws and interest diverse, till pursued
For sov'reign (way; and can such anger dwell Peculiar ends, on each side resolute
In noblert minds ? but little now avail'd

To fly conjunction; neither fear, nor hope, The ties of friendship; every man, as led Nor the sweet prospect of a mutual gain, By inclination, or vain hope, repair'd

Could aught avail, till prudent Anda said, To either camp, and breath'd immortal hate, Let there be upiun : trait with reverence de And dire revenge. Now horrid Slaughter reigns: To her command, they willingly unite, Sons against fathers tilt the fatal šance,

One in affe&ion, laws and goveroment, Carelets of duty, and their native grounds Indiffolubly firm ; from Dubris south Diftain with kindred blood; the ewanging bows To Northern Orcades, her long domain. Send showers of shafts, that on their barbed points And now, thus leagued by an eternal book, Alternate ruin bear. Here might you see

What shall retard the Britons bold designs, Barons and peasants on th'embattled field Or who sustain their force, in union knit, Slain, or half-dead, in one huge, ghaftly heap Sufficient to withstand the powers combin'd Promiscuoully amassid. With dismal groans, Of all this globe ? At this important ad And ejulation, in the pangs of death

The Mauritanian and Cachaian kings Some call for aid, neglected; fomc o'erturn'd Already tremble, and th' unbaptiz'd Turk In the fierce shock, lie gasping, and espire,

reads war from utmost Thule. Upropuoi : Trampled by fiery coursers : Horror thus, The British navy through the ocean valt And wild uproar, and desolation, reign'd Shall wave her double cross, t'extremelt die Uorespited. Ah! who at length will end Terrific, and return with odorous spoils This long, pernicious fray? what man has Fale Of Araby well fraught, or Indus' wealth, Reserv'd for this great work?-Hail, happy prince Pearl, and barbaric gold: Meanwhile the lines Of Tudor's race, whom in the womb of Time Shall unmolested reap what Plenty frows Cadwallador foresaw! thou, thou art he,

From well-stor'd horn, rich grain, and Great Richmond Henry, that by nupcial rites

fruits. Must close the gates of Janus, and remove The elder year, Pomona, pleas'd, fhall deck Destructive Discord. Now no more the drum With ruby-tinctur’d births, whose liquid fort Provokes to arms, or trumpet's clangor Thrill Abundant, flowing in well-blended tireami, Affrights the wives, or chills the virgin's blood; The natives thall applaud ; while glad they ui But joy and pleasure open to the view

of baleful ills, caus'd by Bellona's wrath Uninterrupted! with presaging skill

In other realnıs; where'er the British ijreal 1 hou to thy own unitest Fergus' line

Triumphant banners, or their fame has tead's By wise alliance : from thee James descends, Diffusive, to the utmost bounds of this Heaven's chosen favourite, firit Britannic king. Wide universe, Silurian Cider borne To him alone hereditary right

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