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AY the gods be propitious, and so much my friends,
To supply me with bumpers, while vigour they Tis no matter to me what they fate for my
With mirth unconfin’d, let my moments slide on; "Tis in vain to repine, or our destiny shun: All our life's but a puff that will quickly be gone.
Then to day let our hopes drive away dull despair, And our bumpers be crown'd with some beautiful fair: Let to morrow alone, 'tis not worthy our care.
INCE the day of poor man,
That little little span,
For the future, and past,
With such a full glass,
A ftorm, tho' a bubble,
The Bashful LOVER S.
Short pleasing fighs too blow the fire ;
To heighten eager love's defire. I sigh, and the trembles,
Yet her eyes shew some joy, Which she'd fain difsemble,
By seeming more coy: Pr’ythee be no more coy,
Pr'ythee, Cynthia, my dear, We were made to enjoy
The fweet pleasure we fear.
ow insipid were life without those delights
Of so ungrateful a creature.
Tho' I beheld, in your wand'ring eyes,
The wanton fymptoms of ranging,
And lov'd you in spight of your changing.
Or find any
hy shou'd you blame what heav'n has made,
fault in creation?
But nature's inclination.
The Enchanting BOWER.
HEN the bright god of day
Drove to westward each ray,
The swallows amain
Nimbly skip'd o'er the plain,
In a jesfamine bower,
(When the bean was in flower, And Zephyrs breath'd odours around)
Lovely Cælia the fat,
Roly bowers, she sung,
Whilft the harmony rung,
From the flowers and trees,..
Now the gay god of love,
As he flew o'er the grove, By Zephyrs conducted along,
As she touch'd on the strings,
He beat time with his wings, Whilft Echo repeated the fong.
Oye mortals, beware,
How ye venture too near,
Your fate you can't shun,
For you're furely undone,
If she's angry, I'll seek it in wine;
At my mirth why shou'd she repine ?
The sparkling champaign shall remove
All the cares my dull foul has in store: My reason I lost when I lovod,
And, by drinking, what can I do more?
Wou'd Phyllis but pity my pain,
Or my am'rous vows wou'd approve, The juice of the grape I'd disdain,
And be drunk with nothing but love.