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Or whelm'd beneath the boiling eddy filiks.
These are the charming agonids of love, 1070

Whose misery delights. But thro'.the he it 104 Should jealousy its venom once diffufe,

'Tis then delightful mifery no moje,

But agany unmix'd, incesant çall, isCorroding every thought, and blasting all 1095

Love's paradise. Ye fairy prospects, then, loji Ye beds of roses, and ye bowers of joy,

Farewel! Ye gleamings of departed peace,
Shine out your last! the yellow-tinging plague
Internal vision taints, and in a night 108

Of livid gloom imaginaticn wraps.
2014 Ah then ! instead of love-enliven'd cheeks,

Of funny features, and of ardent eyes
With flowing rapture bright, dark looks succeed ;
Suffus’d, and glaring with untender fire; 1085

A clouded aspect, and a burning cheek,
1943 Where the whole poison’d soul, malignant, fits,

And frightens love away. Ten thousand fears
Invented wild, ten thousand frantic views
Of horrid riyals, hanging on the charms 10ga

For which he melts in fondness, eat him up logo With fervent anguish, and consuming rage.

In vain reproaches lend their idle aid,

Deceitful pride, and resolution frail, i

Giving false peace a moment. Fancy pours, 1095

Afresh, her beauties on his busy thought,
105 Her first endearments, twining round the soul,

With all the witchcraft of ensnaring love.
Strait the fierce storm involves his mind anew, 1099

Flames thro' the nerves, and boils along the ve ns; bor While anxious doubt diftraets the tortur'd heart : of For even the füd assurance of his fears

Were peace to what he feels. Thus the warm youth,
Whom love deludes into his thorny wilds,
Thro’ flowery-cémpting paths, or leads a life 1109

Of fever'd rapture, or of cruel care;
sob His brightest aims extinguish'd all, and all

His lively moments running down to watte.

But happy they! the happiest of their kind!
Whom gentler Stars unite, and in one fate

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Their hearts, their fortunes, and their beings blend.
'Tis not the coarsør tie of human laws,
Unnatural oft, and foreign to the mind,

That binds their peace, but harmony itself,
Attuning all their passions into love;

1115 Where friendship full exerts her softest power, Perfect esteem enliven'd by defire

Printer Ineffable, and sympathy of foul;

Thought meeting thought, and will preventing will, Anu
With boundless confidence : for nougit but love
Can answer love, and render bliss secure.
Let hiin, ungenerous, who, alone intent
To bless himself, from sordid parents buys
The loathing virgin, in eternal care,
Well-merited, consume his nights and days : 1125
Let barbarrus nations, whose inhuman love
Is wild defire, fierce as the funs they feel;
- Let eastern tyrants from the light of heaven
Scclude their bosom Naves, meanly posless'd
Of a meer, lifeless, violated form;

While those whom love cements in holy faitli,
And equal transport, free as Nature live,
Disdaining fear. What is the world to them,
Its pomp, its pleasure, and its nonsense all!
Who in each other clatp whatever fair 1135
High fancy forms, and lavuh hearts can with;
Something than beauty dearer, should they look
Or on the mind, or mind-illumin'd face ;
Truth, goodness, honour, harmony, and love,
The richest bounty of indulgent heav'n.

Meantime a siniling offspring rises round,
And mingles both their graces. By degrees,
The huinan blossom blows; and every day,
Soft as it rolls along, thews fome new charme:
The farher's luftre, and the mother's bloom. 1145
Then infant reason grows apuçe, and calls
For the kind hand of an afsiduous carca
Delightful talk ! to rear the tender thought,
To teach the young idea how to shoot,

the frelh instruction o'er the mind, 1150
To breathe th' enlivening fp'rit, and to fix
The generous purpose in the glowing breast.


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Oh speak the joy ! ye, whom the sudden tear econd Surprizes often, while you look around,

And nothing strikes your eye but fights of bliss,
All various Nature presling on the heart : 1156

An elegant fufficiency, content,
=113 Retirement, rural quiet, friendthip, books,

Eafe and alternate labour, useful life,
Progressive virtue, and approving heaven.

1160 These are the matchless joys of virtuous love ; will And thus their moments fly. The Seasons thus,

As ceaseless round a jarring world they roll,
Still find them happy; and consenting Spring
Sheds her own rolv garland on their heads : 1165
"Till evening comes at lali, ferene and mild;

When after the long vernal day of life, 1125

Enamour'd more, as more remembrance (wells
With many a proof of recollected love,
Together down they fink in social sleep ; 1170
Together freed, their gent'e spirits fly

To scenes where love and bliss immortal reign.. 7130

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