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Then, turning to the ministers of Fate,
She, smiling, says, “My victory's compleat ;
• And tell your queen I thank her for the blow,
* And grieve, my gratitude I cannot show.
• A poor return I leave in England's crown,
· For eterlasting pleasure and rénown :
• Her guilt alone allays this happy hour;
* Her guilt--the only vengeance in her pow'r !'

Not Rome, untouch'd with sorrow, heard her fate;
And fierce Maria pity'd her too late.

EFFUSIONS

OF

MELANCHOLY.

BY MISS ROBERTS.

THE

HE filent tear, that steals adown the cheek;

The heart-felt figh, thàt heaves and is suppress’d: These figns the anguish of the mind bespeak,

And shew the sorrow lab’ring in my breast.

At times, before my fad deluded eye

Some dancing gleams of fatt'ring hope appear; But soon the airy visions distant fly,

Those transient phantoms, chac'd by black Despair !

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That gloomy tyrant now resumes his seat,

O'er my fad soul extends his racking sway; Obedient to his will my pulses beat,

And meet with rising grief each new-born day.

Fictitious smiles, that dimple o'er my face,

(Light covering of a heart with woe replete How oft the starting tears your charms deface !

And fighs, half smother'd, tell the vain deceit.

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Oh! could my feeling foul, from earth refin'd,

Reach the bright manfions of eternal reft; To Heaven each fublunary with refign'd;

No more should passions swell this beating breast !

These eyes, from whence the briny streams have flow'd,

Oft for my own, and oft for others ill; Their stock exhausted, spent their wat'ry load,

Crumbled in duft, no more should tears diftill!

RO'S LINE CASTL E.

AN

EL EGY.

BY J. JOHNSTONE, ESQ.

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T dead of night, the hour when courts
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fantastick pleasures move; And haply Mira joins their sports,

And hears some newer, richer love:

To Rosline's ruins I repair,

A folitary wretch forlorn ;
To mourn, uninterrupted, there,

My hapless love, her hapless fcorn.

No sound of joy disturbs my strain,

No hind is whistling on the hill ; No hunter winding o'er the plain,

No maiden singing at the rill.

Esk, murm’ring thro' the dusky pines,

Reflects the inoon's mift-mantled beam; And Fancy chills, where'er it shines, ,

To see pale ghosts obscurely gleam.

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