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On the Friendship of two young Ladies, 1730.

By the Same.

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AIL, beauteous pair, whom Friendship binds

In softest, yet in strongest ties,
Soft as the temper of your minds,

Strong as the luftre of your eyes !

So Venus' doves in couples fly,

And friendly steer their equal course;
Whose feathers Cupid's fhafts supply,

And wing them with resifless force.

Thus as you move Love's tender flame,

Like that of Friendship, paler burns ;
Both our divided paflion claim,

And friends and rivals prove by turns.

Then ease yourselves and bless mankind,

Friendship so curst no more pursue :
In wedlock's rosy bow'r you'll find

The joys of Love and Friendship too.

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The very ape

I.
N shape, in air, in face and voice

of Chloe ! Since I have fix'd for life my

choice, "Tis well I do not know you.

II.
Yet witnefs, Love, I own the power

Of this ideal maid :
So much my Chloe I adore,
I bow me to her shade.

III.
If idol-worship be a fault,

Have mercy, Love, on me Chloe's the goddess of my thought, Tho'Celia bows my

knee.

IV.
Tho' the mock-fun amuse the fight,

And more demand the view;
We wonder at the mimic light,
But only feel the true.

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V.
Forgive me, fair reflected shade,

That I suppress this flame:
Who can pursue th' ideal maid,
Bless'd in the real dame ?

VI.
Consult your mind, consult your glass,

Each charm of sense and youth;
Then own, who changes is an ass,

Nor wonder at my truth.

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II.
Their sympathizing themes
Qf lawns, and shades, and streams,
Were all they sung, and all they said.

The music sweet he finds

Of well-according minds,
And loves the perfect rural mind.

III.
His honeft

pure

desires Not fed by vicious fires, Suggest to speak his flame betimes :

But, scarce his passion known,

This Pasage-Bird is flown
To warmer air, and brighter climes,

IV.
From shades to crowded rooms,

From flow'rs to dead perfumes---
The season calls---the muft away.

'Tis then alone she lives,

When she in riot gives
To routs the night, to sleep the day,

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He follows her enrag'd,

And finds her deep engag'd
At crafty Crib and brazen Brag:

He hears her betting high,

He sees her sur the die--, Hc takes his boots, and mounts his nag.

VERSES said to be fixed on the Gate of the

LOUVRE at PARIS. 1751.

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EUX Henris immolés par nos braves ayeux,

L'un a la liberté, et Bourbon à nos Dieux,
Nous animent, Louis, aux mêmes enterprises.

Ils revivent en toi ces anciens tyrans---
Crains nôtre desespoir la noblesse a ses Guises,

Paris des Ravillacs, le clergé des Clements.

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ENGLISH. By the Same.
UR fathers' vi&tims the two Henries see,

This to religion, that to liberty.
Louis, in thee again the tyrants live;
Dread, left our deep despair those scenes revive.
Paris nor yet a Ravilliac denies,
The church a Clement, nor the court a Guise.

Latin. By the Same.
NIVILI Henricûm cecidit

par

nobile ferro, Hic libertati vi&tima, et ille Deo : Dum priscos renovas iterum, Ludovice, tyrannos,

Nos renovare iterum facta priora doces. Nos timeas læsos---Guisos dabit aula recentes, Clauftraque Clementes, urbsque Rabilliacos.

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