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To Hanover, to-Brunswick's second grace,
To what clear glories he is born,
And he, (since Death will never spare
The purchase of an honest sweat,
And prudent pilotry, enjoys
The tempest which the world destroys, And rides triumphant o'er the subject main. O may she foon a quiet harbour gain!
And sure the promis'd hour is come,
And strike Bellona's music dumb:.
Prepard for th’ irrecoverable ill, And forc'd th’unwilling skies to act the last ungrateful part:
Thy forces, Anna, like a flood, shall whelm
His famish'd desolated realm;
(Who with dishonest envy see The sweet forbidden fruits of distant liberty) Shall curse their Salic law, and wish a female reign.
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To thee afflicted empires fly for aid,
And universal peace restore :
By fad experience taught to own,
A furer passage to the skies,
For they, who impiously presume
A prey to thunder shall become ;
* The old name of Lisbon, said to be built by Ulysses. . One of the mountains where Jupiter lodged the giants. :
Roxana, or, the Drawing-Room.
1 Sigh'd her soft sorrows at St. James's gate.
“Was it for this that I these roses wear, “For this new-set the jewels for my hair ? VOL. I.
“Ah! princess! with what zeal have I pursu'd! . “ Almost forgot the duty of a prude. “ Thinking I never could attend too soon, “ I've miss’d my prayers, to get me dress’d by noor, “For thee, ah! what for thee did I resign? “My pleasures, passions, all that e'er was mine. “ I sacrific'd both modesty and ease, “Left operas, and went to filthy plays; “Double entendres shock'd my tender ear, “ Yet even this for thee I chose to bear. “ In glowing youth, when nature bids be gay, “ And every joy of life before me lay, “By honour prompted, and by pride restrain'd, “ The pleasures of my soul the young disdain’d: “ Sermons I fought, and with a mien severe “ Censur’d my neighbours, and faid daily pray’r. “ Alas! how chang'd !--with the same sermon-mien -That once I pray'd, the What-d’ye-callt I've seen. “ Ah! cruel princess, for thy fake I've lost “ That reputation which so dear had cost: , “ I, who avoided every public place, “ When bloom and beauty bade me show my face, “Now near thee constant every night abide “ With never-failing duty by thy side,