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THE WORKS OF GAY.
Far in Cythera Nands a spacious grove, That glorious bird have ye not often feen,
Sacred to Venus and the God of Love :

Who draws the car of the celestial queen ?
Here the luxuriant myrtle rears her head, Have ye not oft survey'd his varying dyes,
Like the tall oak the fragrant branches spread; His tail all gilded o'er with Argus' eye: ?
Here nature all her sweets profusely pours, Have ye not seen him in a sunny day
And paints th' enamellid ground with various Unfurl his plumes, and all his pride display;
flowers;

Then suddenly contract his dazzling train,
Deep in the gloomy glade a grotto bends, And with long-trailing feathers sweep the plain?
Wide through the craggy rock an arch extends, Learn from this hint, let this instruct your art;
The rugged stone is cloth'd with mantling vines, Thin taper sticks must from one centre part :
And round the cave the creeping woodbine twincs. Let these into the quadrant's form divide,

Here busy Cupids, with pernicious art, The spreading ribs with snowy paper hide; Form the fiff bow, and forge the fatal dart; Here shall the pencil bid its colours flow, All Mare the toil; while some the bellows ply, And make a miniature creation grow. Others with feathers teach thc shafts to fly: Lee the machine in equal foldings close, Seme with joint force whirl round the stony wheel, And now its plaited surface wide dispose. Where Areams the sparkling fire from temper's So shall the fair her idle hand employ, steel;

And grace each motion with the restless toy; Sonie point their arrows with the nicest skill, With various play bid zephyrs rise, And with the warlike store their quivers fill. While Love in every grateful zephyr flies. A different toil another forge employs :

The matter Cupid traces out the lines, Here the loud hammer fashions female toys; And with judicious hand the draught designe : Hence is the fair with ornament supply d; Th' expecting loves with joy the model view, Hence spring the glittering implements of pride; And the joint labour eagerly pursue. Each trinket that adorns the modern damc Some flit their arrows with the nicest art, First to these little artists ow'd its frame :

And into sticks convert the fhiver'd dart; Here an unfinith'd diamond crosslet lay,

The breathing bellows wake the fleeping fire, To which fost lovers adoration pay;

Blow off the cinders, and the Iparks aspire ; There was the polish'd crystal bottle feen, Their arrow's point they foften in the flame, That with quick scents revives the niodish (pleen; And sounding hammers break its barbed frame: Here the yet rude unjointed snuff-box lies, of this the little pin they neatly mould, (fold; Which ferves the rally'd fop for smart replies; From whence their arms the spreading sticks uno There piles of paper rose in gilded reams,

In equal plaits they now the paper bend, The future records of the lover's flames;

Andar just distance the wide ribs extend; Here clouded canes 'midit heaps of toys are found, Then on the frame they mount the limber kreen, And inlaid tweezer-cases ftrow the ground; And finish instantly the new machine. There stands the toilette, nursery of charms, The goddess, pleas'd, the curious work receives, Completely furnish'd with bright beauty's arms: Remounts her chariot, and the grotto leaves; The patch, the powder-box, pulville, perfumes, With the light Fan the moves the yielding air, Pins, paint, a flattering glass, and black-lead cambs. And gales till then unknown play round the fair.

The toillonie bours in different labours slide, Unhappy lovers, how will ye withstand, Some work the file, and some the graver guide; When these new arms shall grace your charmer's From the loud anvil the quick blow rebounds,

hand? And their rais' arms descend in tuneful sounds. In ancient times, when maids in thought were pure, Thus when Sentiranis, in ancient days,

When eyes were artless, and the look demure; Bade Babylon her mighty bulwarks raise,

When the wide ruff the well-turn'd neck enclo'd A swarm of labourers different talks attend : And heaving breasts within the days repos'd; Here pullies make the ponderous oak ascend; When the close hood conceal'd the modeft ear, With echoing strokes the craggy quarry groans, Ere black lead combs disown'd the virgin's hair; While there the chisel forms the shapelets Nones; Then in the muff unactive fingers lay, The weighty mallet deals resounding blows, Nor caught the Pan in fickle forms to play. Till the pruud bactlements her towers enclose. How are the sex improv'd in amorous arts!

Now Venus mounts her car, she shakes the reins, What new found snares they bait fnr human hearth And steers her turtles to Cythera's plains ;

When kindling war the ravag'd globe ran o'et, Strait to the grott with graceful step the goes, And farten'd thirsty plains with human gore, Her loose ani brofial hair behind her flows : At firl, the brandith'd arm the javelin chrow, The swelling bellows heave for breath no more ; Or fent wing'd arrows from the twanging yew; All drop their silent hammers on the floor; In the bright air the dreadful faulchion shone, In deep suspense the mighty labour Aands; Or whistling flings dismiss'd th' uncertain ftone. While thus the goddess spoke her mild commands : Now men those less destructive arms despise ;

Industrigus loves! your present toils forbear; Wide-wasteful death from thundering cannon fies: A more important task demands your care: One hour with more battalions (trows the plais, Long has the scheme employ'd my thoughtful Than were of yore in weekly battles flain. mind,

So Love with fatal airs the nymph fupplies, By judgment ripen'd, and by time refind. Her dress difpoles, and directs her cycan

The bofom now its panting beauties for s ; On Pallas' arm the Gorgon field appears,
Th' experienc'd eye refiftless glances throws; And Neptune's mighty gra!p the trident bears;
Now vary'd patches wander o'er the face,

Ceres is with the bending fickle seen,
And Atrike each gazer with a borrow'd grace; And the strong bow points out the Cynthist
The fickle head-dress Goks, and now aspires

Queen; A towery front of lace on branching wires; Hencefor:h the waving Fan my hands shall grace, The curling hair in tortur'd ringlets flows, The waving Fan supply the sceptre's place. Or round the face in labour'd order grows. Who shall, ye powers! the forming pencil hold!

How shall I soar, and on unweary wing What story shall the wide machine unfold? Trace varying habits upward to their Spring! Let Loves and Graces lead the dance around, What force of thought, what punibers can express With myrtlewreathes and flowery chapletscrown'd; Th'inconstant equipage of female dress :

Let Cupid's arrow strow the smiling plains How the strait stays the slender waist constrain, With unrefifting nymphs and amorous (wains : How to adjust the manteau's swecping train ! May glowing pi&tures o'er the surface fine, What fancy can the petticoat surround,

To melt low virgins with a warm design! With the capacious hoop of whalebone bound! Diana rose, with silver crescent crown'd,

But stay, presumptuous muse! nor boldly darė And fix'd her modest eyes upon the ground; The toilette's sacred myfterics declare,

Then with becoming mien se rais'd her head, Let a just distance be to beauty paid;

And thus with graceful voice the virgin said: None here must enter but the trusty maid.

Has woman then forgot all former wiles,
Should you the wardrobe's magazine rehearse, The watchful ogle, and delusive smiles?
And glossy man.eaus rustle in thy verse;

Does man against her charts too powerful prove ? Should you the rich brocaded suit unfold,

Or are the sex grown novices in love? Where rising flowers grow ftiff with frosted gold; Why then these arms ? or why should attful eyes, The dazzled mufe would from her subject stray, From this flight ambush, conquer by surprise ? And in a maze of fashions lose her way.

No guilty thought the spotless virgin knows,

And o'er her cheek no conscious crimfon glows. BOOK II.

Since blushes then from shame alone arise,

Why should we veil them from her lover's eyes! OLYMPUs' gates unfold; in heaven's high towers Let Cupid rather give up his command, Appear in council all th' inimortal powers. And trust his arrows in a ïemale hand. Great Jove above the rest exalted fat,

Have not the gods already cherish'd pride, And in his mind revolv'd succeeding fate ; And woman with defructive arms supply'd ? His awful eye with ray superior shone;

Neptune on her bestows his choicest lores, The thunder grasping eagle guards his throne; For her the chambers of the deep explores; On silver clouds the great assembly laid,

The gaping shell its pearly charge religre, The whole creation ac one view survey'd.

And round her neck the lucid bracelet twines :
But see! fair Venus comes in ail her state ; Plutus for her bids earth its wealth unfold,
The wanton Loves and Graces sound her wait; Where the warm ore is ripen'd into gold;
With her loose robe officious zephyrs play, Or where the ruby reddens in the soil,
And strew with odoriferous flowers the way; Where the green emerald pays the searcher's toil.
In her right hand she waves the fluttering Fan; Does not the diamond sparkle in her ear,
And thus in melting sounds her speech began : Glow on her hand, and tremble in her hair?

Asembled powers! who fickle mortals guide, From the gay nymph the glancing luitre lies,
Who o'er the sea, the skies, and earth, preside; And imitates the lightning of her eyes.
Ye fountains! whence all human blessings flow, But yet, if Venus' wilhcs mult succeed,
Who peur your bounties on the world below; And this fantastic engine be decreed,
Bacchus fir út rais'd and prun'd the climbing vine, May some chaste story from the pencil flow,
And taught the grape to stream with generous To speak the virgin's joy, and Hymen's woe!
wine;

Here let the wretched Ariadne stand,
Industrimus Ceres tam'd the favage ground, Seduc'd by Theseus to some desert land,
And pregnant fields with golden harvests crown'd; Her locks disheveld waving in the wind,
Flora with blooniy sweets enrich'd the year; The crystal tears confess her tortur'd mind.
And fruitful autumn is Pomona's care.

The perjur'd youth unfurls his treacherous fails, I first taught woman to subdue mankind, And their white boroms catch the swelling gales. And all her native charms with dress refin']; Be Nill! ye winds, she cries; stay, Theseus, itay! Celeftial fynod! this machine survey,

But faithless Theseus hears no more than they. That shades the face, or bids cool zephyrs play ; All desperatę, to some craggy cliff the flies, If conscious blushes on her cheek arise,

And spreads a well-known signal in the skies; With this the veils them from her lover's eyes; His lesiening vessel ploughs the foamy main; No levellid glance betrays her amorous heart, She fighs, she calls, Mhe waves the sign in vain. From the Pan's ambush the directs the dane.

Paint Dido there amidst her last distress, The royal scepure shines in Juno's hand,

Pale checks and blood-shot eyes her grief express: And cwifted thunder Speaks great Jove's com Deep in her breast the recking sword is drown'd; mand;

And gusing blood dreams purple frontie wound

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Far in Cythera Nands a spacious grove, That glorious bird have ye not often feen, Sacred to Venus and the God of Love :

Who draws the car of the celestial queen ? Here the luxuriant myrtle rears her head, Have ye not oft survey'd his varying dyes, Like the tall oak the fragrant branches spread; His tail all gilded o'er with Argus' eyes? Here nature all her sweets profusely pours, Have ye not seen him in a sunny day And paints th' enamellid ground with various Unfurl his plumes, and all his pride display; flowers;

Then suddenly contract his dazzling train,
Deep in the gloomy glade a grotto bends, And with long-trailing feathers sweep the plain?
Wide through the craggy rock an arch extends, Learn from this hint, let this inftruct your art;
The rugged stone is cloth'd with mantling vines, Thin taper sticks muft from one centre part :
And round the cave the creeping woodbine twincs. Let these into the quadrant's form divide,

Here busy Cupids, with pernicious art, The spreading ribs with snowy paper hide;
Form the fliff bow, and forge the fatal dart; Here shall the pencil bid its colours flow,
All share the coil; while some the bellows ply, And make a miniature creation grow.
Others with feathers teach the shafts to fly: Let the machine in equal foldings close,
Seme with joint force whirl round the stony wheel, | And now its plaited surface wide dispose.
Where streams the sparkling fire from temper'd So fhall the fair her idle hand employ,
steel;

And grace each motion with the reliefs toy;
Sonie point their arrows with the nicest skill, With various play bid zephyrs rise,
And with the warlike store their quivers fill. While Love in every grateful zephyr flies.
A different toil another forge employs :

The master Cupid traces out the lines, Here the loud hammer fashions female toys; And with judicious hand the draught designs a Hence is the fair with ornament supply'd; Th' expeding loves with joy the model view, Hence spring the glittering implements of pride ; And the joint labour eagerly pursue. Each trinket that adorns the modern dame Some flit their arrows with the nicest art, First to these little artists ow'd its frame :

And into sticks convert the shiver'd dart; Here an unfinith'd diamond crosslet lay,

The breathing bellows wake the ficeping fire, To which soft lovers adoration pay ;

Blow off the cindera, and the Sparks aspire ; There was the polish'd crystal bottle feen, Their arrow's point they Inften in the flame, That with quick scents revives the modish (pleen; And sounding hammers break its barbed frame: Here the yet rude unjointed snuff-box lics, Of this the little pin they neatly mould, (fold; Which ferves the rally'd fop for smart replies; From whence their arms the spreading sticks unThere piles of paper rose in gilded reams, In equal plaits they now the paper bend, The future records of the lover's flames;

And at just distance the wide ribs extend; Here clouded canes 'midst heaps of toys are found, Then on the frame they mount the limber Kreen, And inlaid eweczer-cases Itrow the ground; And finish instantly the new machine. There stands the toilette, nursery of charms, The goddess, pleas'd, the curious work receives, Completely furnish'd with bright beauty's arms: Remounts her chariot, and the grotto leaves; The patch, the powder-box, pulville, perfumes, With the light Fan fhe moves the yielding air, Pins, paint, a flattering glass, and black-lead combs. And gales till then unknown play round the fair.

The toilfome hours in different labours Ilide, Unhappy lovers, how will ye withstand, Some work the file, and some the graver guide ; When thele new arms shall grace your charmer's From the loud anvil the quick blow rebounds,

hand? And their rais'& arms descend in tuneful sounds. In ancient times, when maids in thought were pure, Thus when Semiramis, in ancient days,

When eyes were artless, and the look demure; Bade Babylon her mighty bulwarks raise, When the wide ruff the well-curn'd neck enclos'd! A fwarın of labourers different tasks accend : And heaving breasts within the lays repos'd; Here pullies make the ponderous oak ascend; When the close hood conceal'd the modest ear, With echoing Atrokes the cragly quarry groans, Ere black lead combs disown'd the virgin's hair; While there the chiffel forms the lhapeleis foges; Then in the muff unactive fingers lay, The weighty mallet deals resounding blows, Nor taught the Fan in fickle forms to play. Till the pruud battlements her towers enclose. How are the sex improv'd in amorous arts !

Now Venus mounts her car, she shakes the reins, What new found snares they bait for human hearts, And steers her turtles to Cythera's plains ;

When kindling war the ravag'd globe ran o'er, Strait to the grott with graceful step the goes, And fattend thirsty plains with human gore, Her loose an brofial hair

behind her flows : At fird, the brandish'd arm the javelin threw, The swelling bellows heave for breath no more ; Or fent wing'd arrows from the twanging yew; All drop their filent hammers on the floor; In the bright air the dreadful faulchion shone, In deep suspense the mighty labour ftands; Or whistling flings dismiss'd th' uncertain stone. While thus the goddess spoke her mild commands : Now men those less destructive arms despise ;

Industriqus loves! your present toils fórbear; Wide-wasteful death from thundering cannon flics: A more important talk demands your care: One hour with more battalions (trows the plain, Long has the scheme employ'd my thoughtful Than were of yore in weekly battles fain. mind,

So Love with fatal airs the nymph fupplies, By judgment ripen'd, and by time rehind. Her drels difpoles, and directs her eyes.

The borom now its panting beauties fors; On Pallas' arm the Gorgon field appears,
Th' experienc'd eye resifless glances throws; And Neptune's mighty gra!p the trident bears;
Now vary'd patches wander o'er the face,

Ceres is with the bending sickle seen,
And strike each gazer with a borrow'd grace; And the strong bow points out the Cynthia
The fickle head-dress links, and now aspires

Queen; A towery front of lace on branching wires; Henceforth the waving Fan my hands thali grace, The curling hair in tortur'd ringlets flows, The waving Fan supply the sceptre's place. Or round the face in labour'd order grows. Who fhall, ye powers! the forming pencil hold?

How shall I foar, and on unweary wing What story shall the wide machine unfold? Trace varying habits upward to their spring! Let Loves and Graces lead the dance around, What force of thought, what nunibers can express With myrtle wreathes and Rowery chapletscrown'd; Th'inconstant equipage of female dress:

Let Cupid's arrow strow the smiling plains How the strait stays the slender waist constrain, With unresisting nymphs and amorous (wains : How to adjust the manteau's swecping train ! May glowing pidures o'er the surface fine, What fancy can the petticoat Surround,

To melt flow virgins with a warm deign! With the capacious hoop of whalebone bound! Diana rose, with silver crescent crown'd,

But stay, presumpluous muse ! nor boldly dare And fix'd her miodeft eyes upon the ground; The toilette's sacred mysteries declare.

Then with becoming mien she rais'd her head, Let a just distance be to beauty paid;

And thus with graceful voice the virgin said : None here must enter but the trusty maid.

Has woman then forgot all former wiles, Should you the wardrobe's magazine rehearse, The watchful ogle, and delufive smiles ? And glossy manieaus rustle in thy verse ;

Does man against her charms too powerful prove ? Should you the rich brocaded suit unfold, Or are the sex grown novices in love? Where rising flowers grow stiff with frosted gold; Why then these arms? or why hould artful eyesy The dazzled muse would froni her subjec {tray, From this light ambush, conquer by surprise? in And in a maze of fashions lose her way.

No guilty thought the spotless virgin knows,

And o'er her cheek no conscious crimfon glows. BOOK II.

Since blushes then from shame alone arise,

Why should we veil them from her lover's eyes! OLYMPUS' gates unfold; in heaven's high towers Let Cupid rather give up his command, Appear in council all th' immortal powers. And trust his arrows in a female hand. Great Jove above the rest exalted lat,

Have not the gods already cherish'd pride, And in his mind revolv'd succeeding sate ; And woman with deftructive arms supply'd ? His awful eye with ray superior shone;

Neptune on her bestows his choicest stores, The thunder grasping eagle guards his throne ; For her the chambers of the deep explores; On silver clouds the great assembly laid,

The gaping shell its pearly charge refigne, The whole creation at one view survey'd.

And round her neck the lacid bracelet twines : But fee! fair Venus comes in all her state; Plutus for her bids earth its wealth unfold, The wanton Loves and Graces round her wait; Where the warm ore is ripen'd into gold; With her loose robe officious zephyrs play, Or where the ruby reddens in the soil, And strew with odoriferous flowers the way; Where the green emerald pays the searcher's toil. In her right hand she waves the fluttering Fan; Does not the diamond sparkle in her car, And thus in melting sounds her specch began : Glow on her hand, and tremble in her hair?

Assembled powers! who fickle mortals guide, From the gay nymph the glancing luitre dies, Who o'er the sea, the skies, and earth, prelide; And imitates the lightning of her eyes. Ye fountains! whence all human blessings flow, But yet, if Venus' wishes must succeed, Who pour your bounties on the world below; And this fantastic engine be decreed, Bacchus firất rais'd and prun'd the climbing vine, May some chaste story from the pencil flow, And taught the grape to stream with generous to speak che virgin's joy, aod Hymen's woe! wine;

Here let the wretched Ariadne stand, Industrious Ceres tam'd the savage ground, Seduc'd by Theseus to some desert land, And pregnant fields with golden harvests crown'd; Her locks dishevel'd waving in the wind, Flora with blooniy sweets en ich'd the year; The crystal tears confess her tortur'd mind. And fruitful autumn is Pomona's care.

The perjur'd youth unfurls his treacherous fails, I first caught woman subdue mankind,

And their white bosoms catch the swelling gales. And all her native charms with dress refind; Be Nill! ye winds, she cries; stay, Theseus, itay! Celeftial fynod! this machine survey,

But faithless Theseus hears no more than they. That shades the face, or bids cool zephyss play: All desperate, to some craggy cliff the flies, If conscious blushes on her cheek arite,

And spreads a well-known signal in the skies; With this the veils them from her lover's eyes; His lesiening vessel ploughs the foamy main; No levellid glance betrays her amorous heart, She fighe, the calls, he waves the sign in vain. From the Pan's ambuild the directs the danc.

Paint Dido there amidst her last distress, The royal scepure shines in Juno's hand,

Pale cheeks and blood-shot eyes her grief express: And cwisted thunder (peaks great jorc's com Deep in her breast the reeking sword is drown'd; mand;

And guhing blood dreams purple frontie wound

Her filter Aana hovering o'er her (tands,

Here let diffolving Leda grace the toy, Accuses Heaven with listed eyes and hands, Warm cheeks and heaving breasts reveal her jny, Upbraids the Trojan with repeated cries,

Beneath the presling (wan the pants for air, And mixes curses with her broken sighs.

While with his fluttering wings he fans the fair. View this, ye maids ; and then each Twain believe: There let all-conquering gold exerc its power, They're Trojans all, and vow but to deceive. And soften Danaë in a glittering shower. Here draw Oenone in the lonely grove,

Would you warn beauty not to cherish pride, Where Paris first betray'd her into love :

Nor vainly in the treacherous bloom confide, Let wither'd garlands hang on every bough, On the niachine the fage Minerva place, Which the false youth wove for Oenone's brow; With lincaments of wisdom mark her face. The garlands lose their sweets, their pride is shed, See, where she lies ncar some transparent flood, And like their odours all his vows are filed. And with her pipe cheers the resounding wood : On her fair arm her pensive head Me lays, Her image in the floating glass she spies, And Xanthus' waves with mournful look surveys; Her bloated checks, worn lips, and thrivel'd eyes; That flood which witness'd his inconstant Aame, She breaks the guiltless pipe, and with disdain When thus he swore, and won the yielding dame: Its shatter'd ruins flings upon the plain; " These streams fhall sooner to their fountain With the loud reed no more her cheek shall fwell, move,

What! spoil her face : No. Warbling strains, “ Than I forget my dear Oenone's love."

farewell. Roll back, ye streams; back to your fountain run! Shall arts, shall sciences, employ the fair ? Paris is falle; Oenone is undone.

Those trifles are beneath Minerva's care. Ah, wretched maid ! think how the moments iew, From Venus let her learn the married life, Ere you the pangs of this curst passion knew, And all the virtuous duties of a wife. When groves could please, and when you lov'd the Here on a couch extend the Cyprian dame, plain,

Let her eye sparkle with the glowing flame; Without the presence of your perjur'd (wain. The god of war within her clinging arnis Thus may the oymph, whene'er the sprcads the Sinks on her lips, and kindles all her charms. Fan,

Paint limping Vulcan with a husband's care, Ja his true colours view perfidiou, man ;

And let his brow the cuckold's honours wear; Pleas'd with her virgin state, in forests rove, Beneath the net the captive lovers place, And never trust the dangerous hopes of Love. Their limbs entangled in a close embrace.

The Goddess coded; merry Momus role, Let there amours adorn the new machine, With smiles and grins he waggish glances throws; And female nature on the piece be seen; Then with a coily laugh forestalls his joke, So shall the fair, as long as Fans shall last, Mirth Nashes froin his eyes while thus he spoke : Leasa from your bright examples to be chaste.

Rather let hcavenly deeds be painted there, And by your own examples teach the fair.

BOOK III. Let chaste Diana on the piece be seen, And the bright crescent own the Cynthian Queen. Trus Momus spoke. When fage Minerva role; On Latmos' top see young Endymion lies, From her sweet lips smooth elocution flows ; Ecign's Deep has clos'd the bloomy lover's eyes : Her skilful hand an ivory pallet grac'd, See, to his soft embraces how the steals,

Where shining colours were in order plac'd. And on his lips her warm caresses seals;

As gods are bless'd with a superior skill, No more her hand the glittering javelin holds, And, swift as morral thought, perform their will; But round his neck her eager arms the folds. Straight the proposes, by her art divine, Why are our secrets by our blushes shown? To bid the paint express her great design. Virgins are virgins still while 'tis unknown. Th' assembled powers consent. She now began, Here let her on some flowery bank be laid, And her creating pencil staiu'd the Fan. Where meeting beeches weave a graceful fhade; O'er the fair field trees spread, and rivers flow, Her naked bolom wanton tresses grace,

Towers rcar their heads, and distant mountains And glowing expectation paints her face ;

grow; O'er her fair limbs a thin loose veil is spread, Life seenis to move within the glowing reinse (Stand off: ye shepherds ; fear Adæon's head)! And in each face fome lively passion reigns. Let vigorous Pan th' unguarded minute seize, Thus have I seen woods, hills, and dales appear, And in a laaggy goat the virgin please.

Flocks graze the plains, birds wing the silent air, Why are our secrets by our bluthes shown? In darken'd rooms, where light can only pass Virgins are virgins fill-while 'tis unknown. Through the small circle of a convex glass;

There with just warmth Aurora's passion trace, On the white theet the moving figures rise, Let spreading crimson stain her virgin face. The forest waves, clouds float along the skies. See Cephalus her wantom airs despise,

She various fables on the piece design'd, While he provokes him with defiring cycs; That spoke the follies of the female kind. To raise his paflions, the displays her charme, The fate of pride in Niobe Mhe drew His modeft hand upon her bofom warms; (fuade; (Be wise, ye nymphs, that scornful vice fübdůc)2 Nor looks, nor prayers, cor force, his heart per- in a wide plain th' imperious mother stood, Eui with disdain be quits the roly maid.

Whole dittent bounds rofe in a winding wood

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