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For as I shine most bright by Sol's distant Aslistance, So Wives are the Lightes, their Husbands at Distance.
Upon Mrs. ANNE M----T.
ERE matchless Beauty, matchless Wit H
( confpire To charm Mankind, and make the World admire :
we see whate'er the Poets thought,
Corinna imitated from Buchanan.
Know not whether in NARCISSUS's Glass,
Matchless Corinna, you e'er faw
Penelope imitated from Buchanan.
HE * MAN that believ'd a rich handT
(fome young Widow, Livd for twenty fair Years, and yet no Harm did do, Mong so many strapping, stout, broad-shoulderd
(Fellows, Wanted more than his Eyes, tho' Writers won't
On Mrs. M-----t, Extempore.
UCH Rays she darts from her all-ruling Eyes, S
As give at once both Wonder and Surprize; Each Look, each Action, ev'ry Smile's a Dart To wound my Soul, and pierce my willing Heart; Whilft I with eager Rashness urge my Fate, Obey Love's Didates, tho'at any Rate : So senseless Insects, lur'd by th’ Radiant Frame To their Destruction, hover round the Flame.
OON as the Sun had joyn'd his fiery Steeds
When, lo! a Sparrow to my Window came,
Now thro' their Breasts the active Passions move,
And all their Looks confess the God of * Love:
First with his Bill his ruffled, Plumes he drest,
And smooth'd the Feathers on his Downy Breast; Then flew with Swiftness to the adjacent Streams,
Which now were reeking with Apollo's Beams;
So e'er his Mistress gentle Damon meets
The Bird now pleas'd, and still observ'd by me, Straight sought the Summet of a neighb'ring Tree;
Scarce had he raised his hoarse untuneful Throat,
To thank the Goddess, Author of their Joy;