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Let it no name of planets tell,
Fix'd stars or constellations;
Nor none of his relations.
But carve thereon a spreading vine,
Then add two lovely boys ;
The type of future joys.
May drink and love still reign ;
And then to love again.
WHILST ON THOSE LOVELY LOOKS I GAZE.
JOHN WILMOT, LORD ROCHESTER.
Whilst on those lovely looks I gaze,
To see a wretch pursuing,
His pleasing happy ruin;
His fate is too aspiring,
Dies wishing and admiring.
Your slave from death removing,
Or learn you mine of loving.
JOIN SHEFFIELD, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.
Come, let us now resolve at last
To live and love in quiet ;
That time shall ne'er untie it
The truest joys they seldom prove,
Who free from quarrels live;
Each other to forgive.
No pleasure, nor no rest ;
Alas ! I lor'd you best.
Own but the same to me, you'll find
How blest will be our fate;
Sure never is too late.
SONG IN “THE ORPHAN."
Born 1651-Died 1685.
Come all ye youths whose hearts e'er bled
By cruel beauty's pride,
Let none his sorrows hide;
But hand in hand around me move,
The happiest mortal once was I,
My heart no sorrow knew;
But ask not whence it grew;
SONG AFTER A WEDDING.
Born 1660—Died 1746.
The danger is over, the battle is past,
Draw nearer, and learn what will settle your mind; You'll find yourselves happy when once you are kind. Do but wisely resolve the sweet venture to run You'll feel the loss little and much to be won.
[In the Fatal Marriage, &c.]
A LASS THERE LIVES UPON THE GREEN.
A lass there lives upon
And keeps the swains in awe.
Her eyes are Cupid's dart and wings,
Her eyebrows are his bow;
To all the vale below.
If Pastorella's dawning light
Can warm, and wound us so:
And every swain subdue.
[In Southerne's “ Oroonoko,” 1699, said there to be written by Sir Harry Sheers.)