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Fair recompense of labour well bestow'd, valori
And wise precaution; which a clime so rude
Makes needful still, whose Spring is but the child
Of churlish Winter, in her froward moodslo SH
Discov’ring much the temper of her sire. olyus IT
For oft, as if in her the stream of mild oll
Maternal nature had revers'd its course, seda roja
She brings her infants forth with many smiles ;
But once deliver'd kills them with a frown. ustva
He, therefore, timely warn'd, himself supplies
Her want of care, screening and keeping warm
The plenteous bloom, that no rough blast may sweep
His garlands from the boughs. Again, as oft
As the Sun peeps and vernal airs breathe mild,
The fence withdrawn, he gives them ev'ry beam, a
And spreads his hopes before the blaze of

To raise the prickly and green-coated gourd, "IT
So grateful to the palate, and when rare so bad
So coveted, else base and disesteemid-ra H
Food for the vulgar merely—is an art and sort
That toiling ages have but just matur'd, but
And at this moment unassay'd in song. tude |
Yet gnats have had, and frogs and mice long since,
Their eulogy; those sang the Mantuan bard,
And these the Grecian, in ennobling strains ; le
And in thy numbers, Philips, shines for ayer
The solitary shilling. Pardon then, Bites
Ye sage dispensers of poetic fame,
Th' ambition of one meaner far, whose pow'rs bn
Presuming an attempt not less sublime, Taste
Pant for the praise of dressing to the taste obb
Of critic appetite, no sordid fare,ilagfyr el
A cucumber, while costly yet and scarce. i'iu Jo

The stable yields a stercoraceous heap, i byttet Impregnated with quick fermenting salts, And potent to resist the freezing blast: al diw For, ere the beech and elm have cast their leaf IT Deciduous, when now November dark sitzer


Checks vegetation in the torpid plant
Expos’d to his cold breath, the task begins. ireh
Warily therefore, and with prudent heed, andel
He seeks a favour'd spot; that where he builds 10
Th' agglomerated pile his frame may frontvonal
The sun's meridian disk, and at the back to no
Enjoy close shelter, wall, or reeds, or hedger
Impervious to the wind. First he bids spread oda
Dry fern or litter'd hay, that may imbibendo
Th' ascending damps; then leisurely impose,
And lightly, shaking it with agile hand om
From the full fork, the saturated straw.crostasid
What longest binds the closest forms secure og will
The shapely side, that as it rises takes, ne
By just degrees, an overhanging breadth, suala
Sheltring the base with its projected eaves; a bet
Th' uplifted frame, compact at ev'ry joint,
And overlaid with clear translucent glass, taistg.
He settles next upon the sloping mound, belovo
Whose sharp declivity shoots off secure
From the dash'd pane the deluge as it falls. It
He shuts it close, and the first labour ends. t da brilla
Thrice must the voluble and restless Earth
Spin round upon her axle, ere the warmth,
Slow gath’ring in the midst, through the square mass
Diffus’d, attain the surface: when, behold!
A pestilent and most corrosive steam, tolon
Like a gross fog Boeotian, rising fast,
And fast condens'd upon the dewy sash, ter
Asks egress; which obtain'd, the overcharg’d
And drench'd conservatory breathes abroad,
In volumes wheeling slow, the vapour dank;colo
And, purified, rejoices to have lost
Its foul inhabitant. But to assuage
Th' impatient fervour, which it first conceives
Within its reeking bosom, threat'ning death
To his young hopes, requires discreet delay.
Experience, slow preceptress, teaching oft


: way to glory by miscarriage foul, st prompt him, and admonish how to catch auspicious moment, when the temper'd heat, indly to vital motion, may afford fomentation, and invite the seed. seed, selected wisely, plump, and smooth, glossy, he commits to pots of size inutive, well filled with well-prepard fruitful soil, that has been treasur'd long, drank no moisture from the dripping clouds. je on the warm and genial earth, that hides smoking manure, and o'erspreads it all, laces lightly, and, as time subdues rage of fermentation, plunges deep e soft medium, till they stand immers’d.rise the tender germs, upstarting quick, spreading wide their spongy lobes ; at first wan, and livid; but assuming soon, n'd by balmy and nutritious air, 'd tlırough the friendly mats, a


green. eaves produc'd, two rough, indented leaves, bus he pinches from the second stalk ple, that portends a future sprout, aterdicts its growth. Thence straight succeed ranches, sturdy to his utmost wish; c all, and harbingers of more. rowded roots demand enlargement now, ansplantation in an ampler space. 'd in what they wish, they soon supply foliage, o’ershadowing golden fiow'rs, on the summit of th' apparent fruit. have their sexes! and, when summer shines, e transports the fertilizing meal low'r to flow'r, and e'en the breathing air the rich prize to its appointed use. when winter scowls. Assistant Art cts in Nature's office, brings to pass id espousals, and ensures the crop.

Grudge not, ye rich, (since Luxury must have
His dainties, and the World's more numérous half
Lives by contriving delicates for you),
Grudge not the cost. Ye little know the cares,
The vigilance, the labour, and the skill,
That day and night are exercis'd, and hang
Upon the ticklish balance of suspense,
That ye may garnish your profuse regales
With summer fruits brought forth by wintry suns.
Ten thousand dangers lie in wait to thwart
The process. Heat and cold, and wind, and steam,
Moisture and drought, mice, worms, and swarming

Minute as dust, and numberless, oft work
Dire disappointment, that admits no cure,
And which no care can obviate. It were long,
Too long, to tell th' expedients and the shifts,
Which he that fights a season so severe
Devises, while he guards his tender trust;
And oft at last in vain. The learn'd and wise
Sarcastic would exclaim, and judge the song
Cold as its theme, and like its theme the fruit
Of too much labour, worthless when produc'd.

Who loves a garden loves a green-house too.
Unconscious of a less propitious clime,
There blooms exotic beauty, warm and snug,
While the winds whistle, and the snows descend.
The spiry myrtle with unwith’ring leaf
Shines there, and flourishes. The golden boast
Of Portugal and western India there,
The ruddier orange, and the paler lime,
Peep through their polish'd foliage at the storm,
And seem to smile at what they need not fear.

Th’amomum there with intermingling flow'rs
And cherries hangs her twigs. Geranium boasts
Her crimson honours; and the spangled beau,
Ficoides, glitters bright the winter long.
All plants, of ev'ry leaf, that can endure

winter's frown, if screen'd from his shrewd bite, e there, and prosper. Those Ausonia claims, antine regions these ; th’ Azores send ir jessamine, her jessamine remote raia: foreigners from many lands, y form one social shade, as if conven'd nagic summons of th' Orphean lyre. just arrangement, rarely brought to pass by a master's hand, disposing well gay diversities of leaf and flow'r, lend its aid t illustrate all their charms, dress the regular yet various scene. behind plant aspiring, in the van warfish, in the rear retir'd, but still ne above the rest, the statelier stand. ce were rang'd the sons of ancient Rome, le show! while Roscius trod the stage,

, while Garrick, as renown'd as he, ins of Albion ; fearing each to lose note of nature's music from his lips, ovetous of Shakspeare's beauty, seen y flash of his far-beaming eye. ite alone and well-contriy'd display to give the marshall'd ranks the grace : complete effect. Much yet remains , and many cares are yet behind, vre laborious ; cares on which depends igour, injur'd soon, not soon restor'd I must be renew'd, which often wash'd s treasure of salubrious salts, appoints the roots ; the slender roots terwoven, where they meet the vased ooth be shorn away; the sapless branch before the knife; the wither'd leaf detach’d, and where it strews the floor ith a woman's neatness, breeding else in, and disseminating death. e but these kind offices, (and who

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