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But Delia always ; absent from her sight,
STREPHON. Say, Daphnis, say, in what glad foil appears, A wond'rous Tree that sacred Monarchs bears : Tell me but this, and I'll disclaim the prize, And give the conquest to thy Sylvia's eyes. 88
DAPHNIS. Nay tell me first, in what more happy fields The Thistle springs, to which the Lily yields: And then a nobler prize I will resign; 91 For Sylvia, charming Sylvia hall be thine.
REMARK S. Ver. 86. A wondrous Tree that sacred Monarchs bepus allusion to the Royal Oak, in which Charles II, } from the pursuit after the battle of Worcester. P
IMITATIONS. Ver. 90. The Thistle springs to which th ludes to the device of the Scots Monarchs. by Queen Anne; and to the arms of Fran The two riddles are in imitation of those
Dic quibus in terris inscripti nor
The turf with country dainties shall be spread,
To Dr. GARTH.
A Shepherd's Boy (he seeks no better name)
1 Led forth his flocks along the silver Thame, Where dancing sun-beams on the waters play'd, And verdant alders form’d a quiv'ring shade.
A faithful Twain, whom Love had taught to sing,
Thro' verdant forests, and thro' flow'ry meads. P.
There to the winds he plain'd his hapless love,
REMARKS. VER. 3. The Scene of this Pastoral by the river's side ; suite able to the heat of the season; the time noon. P.
Suft as he mourn’d, the streams forgot to flow, 5
Accept, O GARTH, the Muse's early lays, That adds this wreath of ivy to thy bays; 10 Hear what from Love unpractis'd hearts endure, From Love, the sole disease thou canst not cure.
Ye shady beeches, and ye cooling streams, Defence from Phæbus', not from Cupid's beams, To you I mourn, nor to the deaf I fing 15 The woods shall answer, and their echo ring. The hills and rocks attend my doleful lay, Why art thou prouder and more hard than they? The bleating sheep with my complaints agree, They parch'd with heat, and I inflam'd by thee. 20
REMARK Ş. Ver. 9.] Dr. Samuel Garth, Author of the Dispensary, was one of the first friends of the Author, whose acquaintance with him began at fourteen or fifteen. Their friendship continued from the year 1703 to 1718, which was that of his death. P.
Ver. 16. The woods shall answer, and their echo ring, ] Is a line out of Spenser's Epithalamion. P.
IMITATIONS. Ver. 8. And Hove consented]
Jupiter et læto descendet plurimus imbri. Virg. P.. VER. 15. nor to the deaf I sing, ]
Non canimus furdis, respondent omnia sylvæ. Virg. P.
The sultry Sirius burns the thirsty plains,
Where stray ye Muses, in what lawn or grove,
Oft in the crystal spring I cast a view,
Quæ nemora, aut qui vos faltus habuere, puellæ
Virg. out of Theocr. P. Ver. 27. Virgil again from the Cyclops of Theocritus,
nuper me in littore vidi, Cum placidum ventis ftaret mare ; non ego Daphnim, Judice te, metuam, fi nunquam fallat imago. P.
neque Ao Virg. Out Theocri