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No painted plumage to display : On hasty wings thy youth is flown, Thy sun is set, thy spring is gone
We frolic while 'tis May.
ODE. On the Death of a favorite Cat, drowned in a Tub of
Gold Fishes. 'TWAS on a lofty vase's side,
Where China's gayest art had dy'd
Gaz'd on the lake below.
The velvet of her paws,
She saw, and purr'd applause.
The Genii of the stream;
Betray'd a golden gleam.
With many an ardent wish,
What Cat's averse to fish?
Presumptuous maid! with looks intent, Again she stretch'd, again she bent,
Nor knew the gulf between:
She tumbled headlong in,
Some speedy aid to send.
A fav'rite has no friend!
From hence, ye Beauties ! undeceiv'd,
And be with caution bold:
Nor all that glisters gold.
VOL. II. PART II.
SELECTIONS FROM THE POETS
FLOURISHED IN THE REIGNS
GEORGE II. and GEORGE III.
LONDON: Published by W. SUTTABY, CROSBY and Co. and SCATCHERD and LETTERMAN,
Printer, Charipg Cross
CONTENTS TO VOL.DI. PART II."
r27XWE.IT 21 (GEORGE II. and GEORGE 111., 1 L.
SAMUEL JOHNSON. 1709-1781. Page London
241 The Vanity of Human Wishes. de C. • 248 On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet
257 Prologue. Spoken by Garrick
258 OLIVER GOLDSMITH. 1729-1774. The Traveller
261 The Deserted Village
272 The Hermit
283 The Haunch of Venison
288 CUTHBERT SHAW. 1738-1771. Monody to the Memory of a young Lady 292 An Evening Address to a Nightingale
299 JOHN LANGHORNE. Died in 1779. Owen of Carron
- 303 THOMAS PENROSE. 1743-1779. To Miss Slocock
320 Elegy on Leaving the Rirer of Plate • 321
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE. 1723-1780. Farewell to the Muse
- 323 The Law
324 MICHAEL BRUCE. 1746—1767. Elegy. Written in Spring
326 THOMAS WARTON. 1728–1790. The Suicide
329 The Pleasures of Melancholy
• 332 Inscription in a Hermitage
340 Ode to Sleep
JOSEPH WARTON. Ode to Fancy
342 Ode to Evening
346 JOHN LOGAN. 1748-1788. Ode to Sleep
347 - JOHN SCOTT. 1730-1783. Ode on Winter