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The glofly White imbib'd a spreading Blot,
"What may this visionary Dream portend,
That Heat you try'd to shun iW shady Grove, Butshunn'dinvain, was the fierce Heat of Love: The Cow denotes the Nymph, your onlyCare;^ For White's th'exprestive Image of the Fair; > And you the Bull abandons to Despair?' * The pecking Crow, some busie Bawd implies, Who with base Arts Will soon seduce your Prize.
You saw the Cow to fresher Pastures range .*
At this my Blood retir'd, with dismal Fright,And left me pale as Death; my fainting Sight J.
ON A ,
Miscellany of Poems.
To BERNARD LINTOTT.
Jpsa varietate tentamus efficere ut alia aliis'; quadarn fbrtaffe omnibus j> lace ant. Plin.Epist.
AS when some skilful Cook, to please each [Guest, Would in oneMixture comprehend aFeast,
With due Proportion and judicious Care
He fills his Dish with different forts of Fare,
Fishes and Fowl delicioufly unite,
To feast at once the Taste, the Smell, and Sight.
So, Bernard, must a Miscellany be
Wouldst thou for Miscellanies raise thy Fame; And bravely rival Jacobs mighty Name, Let all the Muses in the Piece conspire, l - -1\ The Lyrick Bard must strike th' harmonious Lyre; Heroick Strains must here and there be found, And Nervous Sense be sung in Lofty Sound; Let Elegy in moving Numbers flow, And fill some Pages with melodious Woe; Let not your am'rous Songs too num'rous prove, Nor glut thy Reader with abundant Love; Satyr must interfere, whose pointed Rage - -.. May lash the Madness of a vicious Age; '-.' Satyr, the Muse that never fails to hit, For if there's Scandal, to be sure there's Wit. Tire not our Patience with Pindarick Lays, Those swell the Piece, but very rarely please: Let short-breath'd Epigram its Force confine,
And strike at Follies in a single Line.
Translations should throughout the Work be sown/]
Where Buckingham will condescend to give, -Ishat honour'd Piece to distant Times must live;