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Of a LADY finging to her LUTE
AIR Charmer, ceafe, nor make your voice's prize A heart refign'd the conquest of your eyes : Well might, alas! that threatned veffel fail, Which winds and lightning both at once affail. We were too bleft with these inchanting lays, Which must be heav'nly when an Angel plays : But killing charms your lover's death contrive, Left heav'nly mufic fhould be heard alive.
Orpheus could charm the trees, buth thus a trée, Taught by your hand, can charm no less than he: A poet made the filent wood pursue,
This vocal wood had drawn the Poet too.
On a FAN of the Author's defign, in which was painted the ftory of CEPHALUS and PROCRIS, with the Motto, AURA VENI.
COME, gentle Air! th'Eolian fhepherd faid,
While Procris panted in the fecret fhade;
Nor could that fabled dart more furely wound:
AIN would my Mufe the flow'ry Treasures fing, And humble glories of the youthful Spring; Where opening Roses breathing sweets diffuse, And foft Carnations fhow'r their balmy dews; Where Lilies fimile in virgin robes of white, The thin undrefs of fuperficial Light, And vary'd Tulips show fo dazling gay, Blufhing in bright diverfities of day. Each painted flouret in the lake below
Surveys its beauties, whence its beauties grow; 10
There the green Infants in their beds are laid, IS
There in bright drops the crystal Fountains play,
Still turns her beauties from th'invading beam, 25 Nor feeks in vain for fuccour to the ftream,
The stream at once preferves her virgin leaves,
WHILE Celia's Tears make forrow bright,
Proud grief fits fwelling in her eyes;
The Sun, next those the fairest light,
Thefe filver drops, like morning dew,
The Stars that fall from Celia's eye,
The Baby in that funny Sphere.
So like a Phaëton_appears,
That Heav'n, the threaten'd World to spare,
E. of ROCHESTER.
On SILENC E.
SILENCE! coeval with Eternity;
Thou wert, ere Nature's felf began to be,
'Twas one vaft Nothing, all, and all flept fast in
the fway, ere heav'n was forin'd, or
Ere fruitful Thought conceiv'd creation's birth, Or midwife Word gave aid, and spoke the infant
Then various elements, against thee join'd, In one more various animal combin'd, And fram'd the clam'rous race of bufy Human
The tongue mov'd gently firft, and; fpeech was
'Till wrangling Science taught it noife and show, And wicked Wir arofe, thy most abufive foe.'