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See with what Pomp the antick Masque comes in! The various Forms of the fantastick Spleen. Vain empty Laughter, howling Grief and Tears, Falle Joy, bred by false Hope, and falser Fears; Each Vice, each Paffion which pale Nature wears, In this odd monstrous Medley mix'd appears. Like Bays his Dance, confus'dly round they run, Statesman, Coquet, gay Fop, and penfive Nun,' ! Spedres and Heroes, Husbands and their wives, With Monkiso Drones that dream away their Lives. Long have I labourd with the dire Disease, Nor found, but from ARDELIA's Numbers, Ease: The dancing Verse runs thto' my sluggish Veins, Where dull and cold the frozen Blood remains. Pale Cares and anxious Thoughts give Way in haftc; And to returning Joy resign my Breaft; Then free from ev'ry Pain I did endure, I bless the charming Author of my Cure. So when to SAUL the great Musician play'd, The fullen Fiend unwillingly obey'd, And left the Monarch's Breaft,to seek some safer Shade.

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HORAT, LIB. II. O D.E. IV.

Ad X AN T H IA M.

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I.
TE fit anciltze tibi amor pudori,

Xanthia Phoceu: prids infolentem
Serya Briseis niveo coloro
Moyit Achilem.

II.
Movit Ajacem, Telamone natum,
Forma captivă dominum Tecmeffæ :
Arfit Atrides medio in triumpho

Virgina raptâ :

III.
Barbaræ poftquam cecidere turmæ
Theffalo victore, & ademptus Hector
Tradidit feffis leviora tolli

Pergama Graiis.

IV. Nel

HORACE Book II. Ode IV. Imitated.

Do

The Lord G-, to the Earl of $-.

I.
O not, moft fragrant Earl, disclaima

Thy bright, thy reputable Flame,
To Brgle the Brown;.
But publickly espouse the Dame,
And say G -D-the Town.

II.
Full nuany Heroes, fierce and keen,
With Drabs have deeply smitten boen,

Although right good Commanders
Some who with you bare Hounslow seen,
And some who've been in Flandersa :

III.
Did not base Greber's PEGG inflame
The fober Earl of Ne

Of sober Sire defcended,
That careless of his Soul and Fame,
To Play-houses he nightly came,
And left Church undefended.

IV.
The Monarch who of France is Hight,
Who rules the Roaft with matchless Might,

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Seigniora Francesca Marguarretta de l'Epine, die Italian Songsfress.

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Since WILIAM went to Heaven; Loves MAINTENON, his Lady bright, Who was but SCARRON's Leaying.

V.
Thoothy Dear's Father kept an Inn
At grisly Head of Saracen,

For Carriers at Northampton ;
Yet she might come of gentler King
Than c'er that Father dreamt on.

VI.
Of Proffers large her Choice had she,
Of Jewels, Plate, and Land in Fee,

Which she with Scorn rejected :
And can a Nymph so virtuous be
Of base-born Blood suspected?

'VII.. Her dimple Cheek, and roguish Eye, Her slender Waste, and taper Thigh,

I always thought provoking; But, faith, tho' I talk waggishly, I mean no more than Joking.

VIII. Then be not jealous, Friend, for why? My Lady Marchioness is nigh,

To see I ne'er Mall hurt ye;. Besides,

you

know full well, that I Am turn'd of five and forty.

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