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Beauty gives courage; for, she knows, the day
Must not be won the AMAZONIAN way.
Legions of Cupids to the battel come,
For Little BRITAIN these, and those for ROME,
Dress’d to advantage, this illustrious pair,
Arriv'd, for combat in the lift


the Fates design! for never yet
From diftant regions two such Beauties met.
Venus had been an equal friend to both,
And Vict'ry to declare herself seems loth:
Over the camp with doubtful wings she flies;
'Till CHLORI S shining in the field she spies.
The lovely CHL@ris well attended came,
A thousand GRACE S waited on the dame:
Her matchless form made all the ENGLISH glad,
And foreign Beauties less assurance had.
Yet, like the three on Ida's top, they all
Pretend alike, contefting for the ball.
Which to determine, Love himself declin'd,
Left the neglected Mould become less kind.
Such killing looks! fo thick the arrows Aly!
That 'tis unsafe to be a ftander-by.
Poets, approaching to describe the fight,
Are by their wounds instructed how to write.
They with less hazard might look on, and draw
The ruder combats in ALSATIA:
And, with that foil of violence, and

Set off the fplendor of our golden age :
Where Love gives law, Beauty the sceptre fways ;
And, uncompellid, the happy world obeys.


Of an ELEGY made by Mrs. WHARTON

on the Earl of Rochester.

THot Srowing tears, but lasting verle:

Which so preserve the Hero's name,
They make him live again in fame.

CHLORIS, in lines so like his own,
Gives him so just, and high, renown;
That she th' afflicted world relieves,
And shews, that still in her he lives.
Her wit as graceful, great, and good:
Ally'd in genius, as in blood.

His loss fupply'd, now all our fears
Are, that the Nymph should melt in tears.
Then, faireft CHLORI'S ! comfort take,
For his, your own, and for our fake;
Leit his fair soul, that lives in you,
Should from the world for ever go.


HLORIS! what's eminent, we know,

Muft for some cause be valu'd fo:
Things without use, tho they be good,
Are not by us so understood.
The early rose, made to display
Her blushes to the youthful MAY,
Doth yield her sweets, since he is fair,
And courts her with a gentle air.


Our stars do fhew their excellence,
Not by their light, but infuence :
When brighter comets, since still known
Fatal to all, are lik'd by none.
So, your admired beauty still
Is, by effects, made good, or ill.

Upon our late Loss of the Duke of



HE failing blossoms which a young plant bears,

Engage our hope for the succeeding years :
And hope is all which art, or nature, brings,
At the first trial, to accomplish things.
Mankind was first created an essay;
That ruder draught the Deluge wash'd away.
How many ages pass’d, what blood, and toil,
Before we made one Kingdom of this Ie!
How long in vain had nature striv’d to frame
A perfect Princess, e'er her HIGHNESS came?
For joys so great we must with patience wait,
'Tis the set price of happiness complete.
As a first-fruit, heav'n claim'd that lovely boy :
The next shall live, and be the nation's joy.

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Drawing of the Posture, and Progress, of bis MAJESTY's Forces at Sea, under the Command of his HIGHNESS-ROYAL: Together with the Battel, and Victory, obtain'd over the DUTCH, June 3, 1665.


IRST draw the sea; that portion, which between

The greater world, and this of ours, is seen: Here place the British, there the HOLLAND fleet, Vaft floating armies ! both prepar'd to meet. Draw the whole world, expecting who should reign, After this combat, o'er the conquer'd Main. Make heav'n concern'd, and an unusual star Declare th' importance of th' approaching war. Make the sea shine with gallantry, and all The ENG LI S H youth flock to their Admiral, The valiant DUKE! whose early deeds abroad, Such rage in fight, and art in conduct thow'd. His bright fword now a dearer int'rest draws, His Brother's glory, and his country's cause.

Let thy bold pencil hope and courage spread Thro' the whole navy, by that Hero led : Make all appear, where such a Prince is by, Resolv'd to conquer, or resolv'd to die. . With his extraction, and his glorious mind, Make the proud fails swell, more than with the wind : Preventing cannon, make his louder fame Check the BATAVIANS, and their fury tame.


So hungry wolves, tho' greedy of their prey,
Stop, when they find a lion in their way.
Make him bestride the ocean, and mankind
Ask his consent, to use the sea, and wind :
While his tall ships in the barr’d Channel ftand,
He grasps the Indies in his armed hand.

Paint an eaft-wind, and make it blow away
Th’excuse of HOLLAND for their navy's stay:
Make them look pale, and, the bold Prince to shun,
Thro' the cold north, and rocky regions run.
To find the coast where morning first appears,
By the dark Pole the


BELGIAN steers ; Confeffing now, he dreads the ENGLISH more, Than all the dangers of a frozen shore; While from our arms, security to find, They fly so far, they leave the day behind. Describe their fleet abandoning the sea, And all their merchants left a wealthy prey : Our first success in war make BACCHU S crown, And half the vintage of the year our own. The Dutch their wine, and all their brandy lose ; Disarm’d of that, from which their courage grows : While the glad ENGLISH, to relieve their toil, In Healths to their great Leader drink the spoil.

His high commands to Afric's coast extend, And make the MOORS before the ENGLISH bend: Those barb'rous pirates willingly receive Conditions, such as we are pleas'd to give. Deserted by the Dutch, let nations know, We can our own, and their great business do : False friends chastise, and common foes restrain, Which, worse than tempefts, did infeft the Main.

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