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Ne village is without, on either side,
OF A LADY SINGING TO HER LUTE.
A heart resign'd, the conquest of your eyes :
ON A FAN OF THE AUTHOR'S DESIGN, IN WHICH WAS PAINTED THE STORY OF CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS,
WITK THE MOTTO, AURA VENI.
OME gentle Air! th' Æolian shepherd said,
While Procris panted in the secret shade:
And pities Procris, while her lover dies. [Edmund Waller, born in 1605, died in 1687. attempts.) He has written innumerable pieces, in which the 2  prefer placing the apostrophe as above, complimentary element overpowers the erotic, since Waller was in the habit of sounding the e in and which may have suggested these imitative the pret. and part, ending.]
‘AIN would my Muse the flow'ry Treasures sing,
And humble glories of the youthful Spring;
THILE Celia's Tears make sorrow bright,
in her eyes ; The Sun, next those the fairest light,
Thus from the Ocean first did rise : And thus thro' Mists we see the Sun, Which else we durst not gaze upon.
1 [Abraham Cowley was born in 1618 and exemplified in his Latin poem, in six books, lived till 1667. His Pindaric Odes constitute
his of Plants. The conceits in the second of these ! chief title to poetic fame; but his love of Bo- parodies fall short of Cowley's ordinary manner in tany to which The Garden alludes, is specially variety and vigour, as well as in extravagance. ]
ILENCE! coeval with Eternity;
Thou wert, ere Nature's-self began to be,
Thine was the sway, ere heav'n was form’d, or earth,
Ere fruitful Thought conceiv'd creation's birth,
Then various elements, against thee join'd,
In one more various animal combin'd,
'Till wrangling Science taught it noise and show,
Lost in the maze of words he turns again,
And seeks a surer state, and courts thy gentle reign. 15 * John Wilmot Earl of Rochester, born at his impudent Trial of the Poets for the Bays, Ditchley near Woodstock in Oxfordshire, in imitated from Boileau. The verses on Nothing, 1647, came to court in his eighteenth year, parodied by Pope, are said to have been due in and was soon admitted into the closest familiarity part to George Villiers Duke of Buckingham. with the Merry Monarch. He behaved gallantly See Horace Walpole's account of Rochester's during a naval campaign in which he took part writings, prefixed to the narrative in which in 1665, and after his return to court
became a bishop Burnet unctuously recounts his converkind of coarse Alcibiades of his age. His poemssion of so unpromising a subject on the eve of have little wit and much effrontery-perhaps the death (1680).] best specimen of cither quality will be found in
Afflicted Sense thou kindly dost set free,
Oppress'd with argumental tyranny,
With thee in private modest Dulness lies,
And in thy bosom lurks in Thought's disguise; Thou varnisher of Fools, and cheat of all the Wise!
Yet thy indulgence is by both confest;
Folly by thee lies sleeping in the breast,
Silence the knave's repute, the whore's good name,
But could'st thou seize some tongues that now. are free,
How Church and State should be oblig'd to thee!
Yet speech ev'n there, submissively withdraws,
From rights of subjects, and the poor man's cause : Then pompous Silence reigns, and stills the noisy Laws.
Past services of friends, good deeds of foes, What Fav'rites gain, and what the Nation owes, Fly the forgetful world, and in thy arms repose.
The country wit, religion of the town,
The courtier's learning, policy o'th' gown,
The parson's cant, the lawyer's sophistry,
Lord's quibble, critic's jest; all end in thee, All rest in peace at last, and sleep eternally.
E OF DORSET',
'HO' Artemisia' talks, by fits,
Of councils, classics, fathers, wits;
Reads Malbranche, Boyle, and locke:
And wear a cleaner smock.
Are oddly join'd by fate:
That lies and stinks in state.
Al white and black beside :
And masculine her stride.
All flutter, pride, and talk.
HRYNE had talents for mankind,
Like some free port of trade:
Spaniards or French came to her:
'Twas S'il vous plaist, Monsieur. (Charles Sackville Earl of Dorset was born in the blowing up of the Dutch admiral Opdam's in 1637, a lineal descendant of the illustrious au- vessel, composed his famous ballad To all you thor of the Miror for Magistrates and Gorboduc. Ladies now at land. He afterwards became a He took part in the Dutch war under the Duke favourite courtier of King William III. and died of York, and before the engagement which ended in 1706. See Epitaph, No. 1. infra.]