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There is a Mount, Hymettus stylid,

She straight would heigh her to the wood, Where pioks and rosemary are wild,

And he'd repent it--that he should." Where Itrawberries and myrtles grow,

With eager haste away the moves,
And violets make a purple Show;

Never regarding scarf or gloves :
Where the sweet bays and laurel shine,

Into the grotto foon the creeps,
All Maded by the lofty pine ;

And into every thicket peeps,
Where Zephyrs, with their wanton motion, And to her eyes there did appear
Have all the leaves at their devotion.

Two prints of bodies—that was clear :
Here Cephalus, who hunting lov’d,

“ And now (she cries) | plainly sec When dogs and men were both remov'd,

“ How time and place, and all agree : And all his dusty labour dune,

“But here's a 'covert, where l'll lie, In the meridian of the sun,

“ And I shall have them by and by." Into fome secret hedge would creep,

'Twas noon; and Cephalus, as last time, And sing, and hum himself afleep.

Heated and ruffled with his paltime,
But commonly being hot and dry,

Came to the very felf-fame place
He thus would for some cooler cry:

Where he was us'd to wash his face ;
“ O now, if some

And then he fung, and then he hum'd, « Cooler would come!

And on his knee with fingers thrum'd. “ Dearest, rarest,

When Crisfy fi und all matters fair,
Loveliest, faireft,

And that he only wanted air,
" Cooler, come!

Saw what device was took to fool her, " Oh, Air,

And no fnch one as Mistress Cooler; « Fresh and rare;

Miftrüfting then no Tuture harms, “ Dearest, rareft,

She would have rush'd into his arms; " Loveliest, faireft,

(come!" But, as the leaves began to rulle, “ Cooler, come ; coller, come; cooler, He thought fome beast had made the bottle. A woman, that had heard him fing,

He shot, then cried,': I've kill'd niy

deer. Soon had her nialice on the wing:

" Ay, so you Have," (rays Cris) “'I fear.". For females usually don't want

“ Why, Crisfy, pray what made you here!". A fellow-goslip that will cant;

“ By Gollip Trot, I understood Who ftill is pleas'd with others ails,

"You kept a fmall girl in this wood"
And therefore carries spiteful tales.

Quoth Ceph, 'Tis pity thou should'a dic
She thought that the might raise some strife “ For this thy foolish jealousy:
By telling something to his wife :

“ For 'tis a pasion that does move
That once upon a time she stood

« Too often from excess of love." In such a place, in such a wood,

But, when they fought for wound full fore,
On such a day, and such a year,

The petticoat was only core,
There did, at least there did appear

And she had got a lulty thump,
('Cause for the world the would not lye,

Which in some measure bruis' her rump.
As she must tell her by the bye)

Then home most lovingly they went :
Her husband ; first more loudly bauling,

Neither had reason to repent.
And afterwards more softly calling

Their following years pass'd in content;
person not of the best fame,

And Crilly made him the best wife
And Miftrefs Cooler was her name.

For the remainder of his life. (trude, Now, Gollip, why should she come thither? The Muse has done, nor will more laws ob" But that they might be naught together?” | Left fhe, by being tedious, fhould be rude.

When Cris heard all, her colour turn'd, Unbrace love's swans, let them unharnelo'd stray,
And though her heart within her burn'd, And eat ambrofia through ebe milky way.
And eyeballs sent forth (udden flashes, Give liberiy to every Paphian dove,
Her checks and lips were pale as ashes. And let them freely with the Cupids rove.
Then, “ Woe the day that the was born!" But, when the Amazınian trophies rife
The nightrail innocent was torn:

With monuments of their par victories;
Many a thump was given the breast, With what difcretion and what are they fougte:
" And the, uh, she should never rest: Let etiek record, “ They were by Ovib taught."

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AN INCOMPARABLE ODE

OF

MALHERBE'S *

Written by him when the Marriage was on foot between the King of Francet

and Anne of Austria.

Translated by a great admirer of the Easiness of French Poetry.

Cette Anne la belle,

Qu'on vante fi fort,
Pourquoy ne vient elle?

Drayment, elle a tort!
Son Ložis fokpire

Apres ses appas :
Que veut elle dire,

Que elle ne vient pas ?
Si il ne la poffede,

Il s'en va mourir;
Donnons y reméde,

Allons la querir.

This Anna so fair,

So talk'd of by fame,
Why don't she appear?

Indeed, she's to blame!
Lewis fighs for the sake

Of her charms, as they say ;
What excuse can the make

For not coming away?
If he does not possess,

He dies with despair;
Let's give him redress,

And go find out the fair.

The Translator proposed to turn this Ode with all imaginable exactness; and he hopes he has been pretty just to Malherbe : only in the sixth line he has made a small addition of these three words,“

as they say;" which he thinks is excusable, if we consider the French poet there talks a little too familiarly of the king's passion, as if the king himself had owned it to him. The Tranilator thinks it more mannerly and respe&ful in Malherbe to pretend to have the account of it only by hearsay.

+ Lewis the Fourteenth.

THE FURMETARY,

A VERY INNOCENT AND HARMLESS POEM*,

IN THREE CANTOS.

FIRST PRINTED IN 1699.

P R E F 'A CE.

The author of the following poem may be thought | vers other noted places in the city, especially a to write for fame, and the applause of the town : Fleet-ditch; there to dispense furmetary to labourbut he wholly disowns it; for he writes only for ing people, and the poor, at reasonable rates, the public good, the benefit of his country, and at three-half-pence and two-pence a dish, which is the manufacture of England.' It is well known, not dear, the plums being considered. that grave fenators have often, at the palace-yard, The places are generally (tyled furmetaries, be-. refreshed themselves with barley-broth'in a morn- cause that food has got the general esteem; but. ing, which has had a very solid influence on their that at Fleet-ditch I take to be one of the most recounsels; it is therefore hoped that other persons markable, and therefore I have styled it, “ The may use it with the like success. No man can be" Furmetary;" and could easily have had a certifiignorant, how of late years coffee and tea in a cate of the usefulness of this furmetary, signed by morning has prevailed; nay, cold waters have ob- several eminent carmen, gardeners, journeymencained their commendation; and wells are sprung taylors, and basket-women, who have promised to up from Acton to Illington, and cross the water contribute to the maintenance of the same, in case to Lambeth. These liquors have several eminent the coffee-houses should proceed to oppose it. champions of all professions. But there have not I have thought this a very proper subject for an been wanting perfons, in all ages, that have shown heroic poem; and endeavoured to be as smooth a true love for their country, and the proper diet in my verse, and as inoffensive in my character, as of it, as water-gruel, milk-porridge, rice-milk, and was possible. It is my case with Lucretius, that especially furmetary both with plums and without. I write upon a subject not treated of by the anTo this end, several worthy persons have encou- cients. But, “ the greater labour, the greater raged the eating such wholesome diet in the morn glory." ing; and, that the poor may be provided, they

Virgil had a Homer to imitate; but I stand up.. have desired several matrons to stand at Smithfield- on my own legs, without any support from abroad. bars, Leadenhall-market, Stocks-market, and di- ! therefore shall have more occafion for the reader's

favour, who, from the kind acceptance of this, mas {mooth or loity could be written upon a incan lubject; but this city, from his most humble servant,

*Written to please a gentleman who thought nothing exped the description of other furmetaries about had no intem of making any reficcion upon " 'The Dir. pensary," which has deiervedly gained a latting repu

AND PER SE AND

tation.

Τ Η Ε

F U R M E T A R Y.

" I can, but with regret, I can despise “ Innumerable of the London cries, " When pease, and mackarel, with their harðer “ The tender organs of my ears confuund; “ But that which makes my projects all miscarry, “ Is this inhuman, fatal FURMETARY.

“ Not far from hence, just by the bridge of Fleet, “ With spoons and porringers, and napkin nea', “ A faithless Syren does entice the sense, « By fumes of viands, which she does dispense • To mortal ftomachs, for rewarding pence; “ Whilft each man's earliest thoughts would be.

" nith me,

" Who have no other oracle but thee."

CANTO II.

CANTO 1.
No sooner did the grey-ey'd morning peep,
And yawning mortals ftretch themselves from

Пеер ;
Finders of gold were now but newly past,
And basket - women did to market haste;
The watchmen were but just returning home,
To give the thieves more liberty to roam;
When from a hill by growing beams of light,
A stately pile was offer'd to the fight;
Three spacious doors let passengers go through,
And distant stones did terminate their view :
Just here, as ancient poets fing, there stood
The noble palace of the valiant Lud;
His image now appears in Portland stone,
Each side supported by a god-like fon*:
But, underneath, all the three heroes thinc,
In living colours, drawn upon a fign,
Which Thews the way to ale, but not to wine.

Near is a place enclos'd with iron bars,
Where many mortals cursc their cruel stars,
When brought hy usurers into distress,
For having little lill must live on less:
Stern ayarice there keeps the relentlers door,
And bids each wretch eternally be poor.
Hence hunger sises, dismally he falks,
And takes cach single prisoner in his walks :
This duty done, the meagre monster ftares,
Holds

up

his boges, and thus begins his prayers : "Thoy, Goddess Famine, that canst send us

blights, # With parching heat by day, and form by nights, “ Assist me pow: so many lands be thine, “ And shoals of orphans at thy alcars pine ! " Long may thy reign continue on each shore, " Where.ever peace and plenty reign'd before! “ I must confess, that to thy gracious hand " I widows owę, that are at my command; " I joy to hear their numerous children's cries; “ And bless thy power, to find they've no supplies. " I thank thee for those martyrs, who would flee “ I'rom supersticious rites and tyranny,

And find their fullness of reward in me. " But 'tis with much humility lowo, " That generous favour you have lately town, " When nien, that bravely have their country

« sery'd, er Receiv’d the just reward that they deserv'd And are preferr'd to me, and thall be kary’d.

* Ludgats.

Whilst such-like prayers keen hunger woalde

vance,
Fainting and weakness threw him in a trance:
Famine took pity on her careful daye,
And kindly ra him this aslistance gave
She took the figure of a thin parch'd maid,
Who many years had for a husband staid ;
And, coming near to hunger, thus the faid:

“My darling son, whilit peace and plen:y imie, And happiness would over-run this ite, “ I joy to fce, by this thy present care, “ I've fill some friends remaining since the a: “ In spite of us, A does on venison feed, “ And brcad and butter is for 2 decreed; " CD combines with E F's generous sool, "To pass their minutes with the sparkling bowl; “ HI's good nature, from his endless fore, “ Is fill conferring blessings on the poor, " For none, except 'tis K, regards them more.

L, M, N, O, P, Q, is vainly greas, “ And squanders hall his substance in a trcal " Nice cating by R, S, is understood; T's supper, though bat little, yet is good; “ U's conversation's equal to his wine, “ You sup with W, whene'er you dine: “ X, Y, and 2, hating to be confin'd, " Kamble to the next cating-house cbey fiod; “ Pleasant, good-humour'd, beautiful, and gay, " Sometimes with music, and fonetimes with

« play, " Prolong their pleasures till ch'approaching das.

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THE FURMETARY.
AND PER SE AND alone, as poets use,

“ That Syren which does FORMETARY keep
The starving dictates of my rules pursues ; “ Long since is risen from the bands of sleep;
No swinging coachman does asore him shine, " Her spoons and porringers, with art display'd,
Nor has he any constant place to dine,

“ Many of Hunger's subje&s have betray'd.". But all his notions of a meal are mine.

“ To arms,” Hectorvus cried : “ Coffedro stout,
Hafte, haste, to him, a blefiing give from me, “ Issue forth liquor from thy scalding {pout."
And bid him write sharp things on FORMETRY. Great One-and-all-i gives the first alarms;
But I would have thee to Coffedro go,

Then cach man snatches up offensive arnis.
And let Tobacco too thy business know; To Ditch of Fleet courageously they run,
With famous Tcedrums in this case advise, Quicker than thought; the battle is begun :
Rely on Sagoe, who is always wise.

Hectorvus first Tubcarrio does attack,
Amidit such counsel, banish all despair; And by surprise foon lays him on his back;
Trust me, you shall succeed in this affair : Thirsto and Drowtho then, approaching near,
That project which they FURMETARY call. Soon overthrow two magazines of beer.
Before next breakfast-time thall surely fall!" The innocent Syrena little thought
This said, she quickly vanilh'd in a wind That all these arms against herself were brought;
lad long within her body been confin'd.

Nor that in her defence the drink was spile : hus Hercules, when he his mistress found, How could she fear, that never yet knew guilt ! pon knew her by her (cent, and by her sound. Her fragrant juice, and her delicious plums,

She does dispense (with gold upon her thumbs):

Virgins and youths around her stood; the fate,
CANTO JII.

Environ'd with a wooden chair of state.

Jo the mean time, Tobacco strives to vex UNGER rejoic'd to hear the blest command, A numercus squadron of the tender fex; (breath, hat FurMETARY Should no longer stand; With what strong smoke, and with his stronger 'ith speed he to Coffedro's mansion flics,

He funks Basketia and her fon to death. nd bids the pale-fac'd mortal quickly rife.

Coffedro then, with Teedrums and the band “Arise, my friend; for upon thce do wait Who carried scalding liquors in their hand, Dismal events and prodigies of fate!

Throw watery amunition in their eyes; 'Tis break of day, thy sooty broth prepare, On which Syrena's party frighten'd dies : And all thy other liquors for a war:

Carmapnio ftraight drives up a bulwark Strong,
Rouse up Tobacco, whose delicious fight, And horse opposes to Coffedro's throng.
Illuminated round with beams of light,

Coledrivio stands for bright Syrena's guard,
To my inpatient mind will cause delighe. And all her rallied forces are prepar'd ;
How will he conquer nostrils that presume Carmannio then to Teedrums" squadron makes,
To stand th' attack of his inipetuous fume! And the lean mortal by the buttons takes;
Let handfome Teedrums tuo be callid to arms, Not Teedrums' arts Carmannio could beseech,
For he has courage in the midst of charms : But his rough valour throws him in the ditch.
Sagoe with counsel fills his wakeful brains, Syrena, though surpris'd, resolv'd to be
But then his wisdom coun:ervails his pains; The great Bonduca of her FURMETRY:
Tis he shall be your guide, he shall effect Before her throne courageously the ftands,
That glorious conquest which we all expect : Managing ladles-sull with both her hands.
The brave Hectorvus Mall command this The numerous plums like hail-fhot flew about,
« force;

[worse, And plenty foon dispers’d the meagre rout.
He'll mect Tubcarrio's foot, or, which is So have I seen, at fair that's nam'd from Horng
ppose the fury of Carmanniel's horse. Many a ladle's blow by prentice borne;
for his reward, this he shall have each day, In vain he strives their paffions to assuage, [gager
Drink coffee, tben ftrut out, and never pay." With threats would frighten, with soft words co-

t was not long ere the grandees were met, Until, through milky gauntlet foundly beat, & round news papers in full order set.

His prudent heels fecure a quick retreat. en Sagoe, riling, said, “I hope you hear Hunger's advice with an obedient ear;

Jamque opus exegi, quod nec Jovis ira, nec ignis, Our great design admits of no delay,

“ Nec poterit ferrum, nec edax abolere vetultas Canine commands, and we must all obey:

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