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For peace and me can pomp resign:
Such the heart that's made for mine.

Whose soul with generous friendship glows;
Who feels the blessing she bestows;
Gentle to all, but kind to me:
Such be mine, if such there be.

Whose genuine thoughts, devoid of art,
Are all the natives of her heart;
A simple train, from falsehood free:
Such the maid that's made for me.

Avaunt, ye light coquets! retire,
Whom glittering fops around admire;
Uomoved your tinsel charms I see :
More genuine beauties are for me.

Should Love, fantastic as he is,
Raise up some rival to my bliss,
And should she change-but can that be?
No other maid is made for me.


Hail to the myrtle shade,

All hail to the nymphs of the fields ! Kings would not here invade

The pleasure that virtue yields. Beauty here


her arms To soften the languishing miud, And Phyllis unlocks her charms;

Ah Phyllis ! oh why so kind ?

PHYLLIS, thou soul of love,

Thou joy of the neighbouring swains ; Phyllis, that crowns the grove,

And Phyllis that gilds the plains ; Phyllis, that ne'er had the skill

To paint, to patch and be fine, Yet Phyllis whose eyes can kill,

Whom nature hath made divine.

PHYLLIS, whose charming song

Makes labour and paids a delight; Phyllis, that makes the day young, And shortens the livelong night;

PHYLLIS, PAYLLIS, whose lips like May

Still laugh at the sweets they bring ; Where love never knows decay,

But sits with eternal spring.


Tell me no more how fair she is ;

I have no mind to hear
The story of that distant bliss

I never shall come near :
By sad experience I have found
That her perfection is my wound.

And tell me not how fond I am

To tempt my daring fate,
From whence no triumph ever came

But to repent too late :
There is some hope ere long I may
In silence dote myself away.

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I ask no pity, Love, from thee,

Nor will thy justice blame, So that thou wilt not envy me

The glory of my flame,

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Which crowns my heart whene'er it dies,
In that it falls her sacrifice.

HEN. King,


From thy waves, stormy Lannow, I fly,
From the rocks that are lash'd by their tide;
From the maid whose cold bosom, relentless as they,
Has wreckt my warm hopes by her pride.
Yet lonely and rude as the scene,
Her smile to that scene could impart
A charm that might rival the bloom of the vale ;-
But away, thou fond dream of my heart!

To thy rocks, stormy Lannow, adieu !

Now the blasts of the winter come on,
And the waters grow dark as they rise;
But 't is well !hey resemble the sullen disdain
That has lour'd in those insolent eyes.
Sincere were the sighs it repress'd,
But they rose in the days that are flown ;
Ah, nymph! unrelenting and cold as thog art,
My spirit is proud as thy own.
To thy rocks, stormy Lannow, adieu !


Lo! the wings of the sea fowl are spread,
To escape the rough storm by their flight;
And these caves will afford them a gloomy retreat
From the winds and the billows of night.
Like them to the home of my youth,
Like them to its shades I retire :
Receive me, and shield my vext spirit, ye groves !
From the storms of insulted desire.

From thy waves, rocky Lannow, I fly!


While in the bower with beauty blest

The loved AMINTOR lies,
While sinking on ZELINDA's breast

He fondly kiss'd her eyes ;

A waking nightingale, who long

Had mourn’d within the shade,
Sweetly renew'd her plaintive song

And warbled thro' the glade.

6 Melodious songstress," cried the swain,

66 To shados less happy go;


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