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Two poets,* (poets, by report,
Not oft so well agree)

ut Wiki Sweet Harmonist of Flora's court!

Conspire to honour Thee...!

They best can judge a poet's worth

Whọ oft themselves have known The pangs of a poetic birth, ...

By labours of their own, is on

We, therefore, pleas’d, extol thy song, No envy mingles with our praise,

Though various yet complete, Rich in embellishment as strong,

And learn'd as it is sweet.

* Alluding to the poem by Mr. Hayley, which accompanied this.

Though could our hearts repine At any poet's happier lays,

They would, they must, at thine.

But we, in mutual bondage knit

Of friendship’s closest tie, Can gaze on even Darwin's wit

With an unjaundiced eye;

And deem the Bard, whoe'er he be,

And howsoever known,

Who would not twine a wreath for Thee,

Unworthy of his own.

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The Birds put off their iv'ry hue
To dress a room for Montague.

The Peacock sends his heav'nly dyes,
His rainbows and his starry eyes;
The Pheasant, plumes, which round infold
His mantling neck with downy gold;
The Cock his arch'd tail's azure show;
And, river-blanch'd, the Swan, his snow.
All tribes beside of Indian name,
That glossy shine or vivid flame,
Where rises, and where sets the day,
Whate'er they boast of rich and gay,
Contribute to the gorgeous plan,
Proud to advance it all they can.
This plumage neither dashing show'r,
Nor blasts that shake thc dripping bow'r,

Shall drench again or discompose, :, P. . But, screen'd from ev'ry storm that blows, It boasts a splendour ever new, "HEI!! Safe with protecting Montague. 1981 r

To the same patroness resort, Puss.T Secure of favour at her court; +48.3116 ? 09: Strong Genius, from whose forge of thought Forms rise, to quick perfection wrought) (1.4 Which, though new-born with vigour move, Like Pallas springing arm’d from Jove-- || | Imagination scatt’ring round; i; 110'luta qo't) Wild roses over furrow'd ground;. buncií. Which Labour of his frown beguile, cu bra And teach Philosophy a smile : 31235]. Wit flashing on Religion's side,', -*] s.in Whose fires to sacred Truth applied, ddv The gem, though luminous before, it-t'; Obtrude on human notice more, : 1.0! Uni Like sun-beams on the golden height: 1- but Of some tall temple playing brightų attoo

Well-tutor’d Learning, from his books,
Dismiss'd with grave, not haughty looks,
Their order on his shelves exact - Pin'
Not more harmonious or compact : ' .7.
Than that to which he keeps confin'd: 1
The various treasures of his minda
All these to Montague's repairgaism o :
Ambitious of a shelter there in 2017 205 m.?
There Genius, Learning, Fancy, Wit,!!!!
Their ruffled plumage calm refite poli ]
(For stormy troubles loudest roarvif.3,,,
Around their flight who highest soar); .!
And in her eye, and by her aid, et in pj
Shine safe without a fear to fade.: 70, !

She thus maintains divided swayi use."
With yon bright regent of the day;!. -7....ti
The plume and poet both we know 11.
Their lustre to his influence owe, i s sos
And she the works of Phæbus aiding,
Both poet saves and plume from fading..

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