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We pierce the counterfeit delight,
and wonted streams,
With Nature here high converse hold ;
Like STAMFORD shall with scorn behold
Shall see fair Truth, immortal maid,
Honour, and moral Beauty shine
The lasting magazine of charms,
For ever should remain !
Or Mrubs fuliginously grim :
The wood-lark mourns her absent love
For dimpled brook and leafy grove,
Example for it's giddy bands;
From these impartial Heav'n demands
To fift Opinion's mingled mass,
With mild effective beams !
To join their pleasing dreams!
They only that deserve, enjoy.
Nor Naiad near their fountains rove,
A train of smiling Virtues bright
Shall there the wise retreat allow,
By SEYMOUR's winning influence charm'd,
No longer shall their counsels jar.
Near Percy-lodge, with awe-ftruck mien,
The rebel seeks her lawful Queen,
I see the rival pow'rs combine,
And aid each other's fair design;
warble forth your noblest lay;
-Peace to the strepent horn!
No sounds inelegant and rude
The lowly shepherd's votive strain,
Inscriptionnear a Sheep-cote. 1745. .
By the Same.
Hepherd, would'st thou here obtain
Pleasure unalloy'd with pain ?