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And prudent pilotry; enjoys
The tempest which the world destroys,
And sure the promis'd hour is come,
And strike Bellona's musick dumb:
Prepar'd for th' irrecoverable ill,
Thy forces, Anna, like a flood, shall whelm
His famish'd desolated realm;
(Who with dishoneft envy see
XIV. A female
Beneath fair Ulyffippo's walls,
And universal peace restore :
By fad experience taught to own,
A surer passage to the kies,
i The old name of Lisbon, said to be built by Ulyfjes.
ROXANA, or, the Drawing-Room.
Sigh'd her soft forrows at St. James's gate.
« Was it for this, that I these roses wear, « For this new-let the jewels for my
hair? « Ah ! princess! with what zcal have I pursu'd! “ Almost forgot the dety of a prude.
Thinking I never cou'd attend too soon, « I're miss’d my prayers, to get me dress’d by noon.
" For thee, ah! what for thee did I refigni
My felf and daughters ftanding on a row, “ To all the foreigners a goodly fhow! « Oft had your drawing-room been fadly thin, • And merchants' wives close by the chair been feen ; “ Had not I amply filld the empty space, “ And fav'd your highness from the dire disgrace.
“ Yet COQUETILLA's artifice prevails, “ When all my merit and my duty fails :
That CoqueTILLA, whose deluding airs “ Corrupts our virgins, and our youth ensnares ; + “ So sunk her character, so lost her fame, « Scarce visited before your highness came : " Yet for the bed-chamber 'tis her
chuse, 56 When Zeal and Fame and Virtue
refuse. " Ah! worthy choice! not one of all your
train ( Whom cenfure blasts not, and dishonours ftain. - Let the nice hind now suckle dirty pigs, “ And the proad pea-hen hatch the cuckoo's eggs.! 6 Let Iris leave her paint and own her age, “ And grave SUFFOLKA wed a giddy page! “ A greater miracle is daily view'd, “ A virtuous princess with a court so lewd.
“ I know thee, Court! with all thy treach'rous wilesy,
Thy false caresses and undoing smiles! “ Ah! princess, learn'd in all the courtly arts “ To cheat our hopes, and yet to gain our hearts !
" Large lovely bribes are the great statesman's aim; “ And the neglected patriot follows fame.
The prince is ogled ; fome the king pursue ; « But your ROXANA only follows You. .
Despis'd Roxana, cease, and try to find " Some other, since the princess proves unkind;.
Perhaps it is not hard to find at court, “ If not a greates, a more firm support.”