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A thousand Sylvansi, Demigods, and Gods,
Add, that he varies eVry Shape with ease,
...,f.. • And tries all Forms, that may Pomona please:
But what shou'd most excite, a mutual Flame,
Your Rural Cares, and Pleasures, are the fame.
To him your Orchards early Fruits are due,
(A pleasing OfPring when 'tis made by you;)
He values these j but yet (alas) complains,
That still the best and dearest Gift remains.
Not the lair ¥ruk that on yonvBranches glows
With that ripe red eh' Autumnal Sun bestows,
Nor tactful Herbs that in these Gardens rife,
Which the kind Soil With milky Sap supplies;
You, only you, can move the God's Desire:'
Oh crown so constant arid so pure a Fire!
Let soft Compassion touch your gentle Minds
Think, 'tis Vertumms begs you to be kind!
So may no Frost, when early Buds appear,
Destroy the Promise of the y9$hful Year;
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Nor W mds, when first; yovir flqrid ;Orchard blows.
,. This when the various-God had urg'd in. vain, I
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TN these gay Thoughts the Loves and Graces
His Heart, his Mistress and his Friend didlhare;
Let the M&fAfe of graver Mortals beP"'