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Then what were perjur'd Colin's thoughts?
How were these nuptials kept?
And all the village wept.
At once his bosom swell:
He fhook, he groan'd, he fell.
From the vain bride, (ah bride no more!)
The varying crimson Aed,
She saw her husband dead.
Convey'd by trembling swains,
For ever he remains.
Oft at this grave, the constant hind,
And plighted maid are seen;
They deck the facred green;
This hallow'd spot forbear i
And fear to meet him there.
Written by N. Rowe, Esq; in bis Lady's
Illness. To the brook, and the willow, that heard him comAh willow ! willow !
last. Ab willow ! willow ! ah willow ! willow !
The Constant Swain, and Virtuous Maid.
N as the day begins to waste,
And nimble Betty scow'rs away.
As quickly check'd by virgin shame;
If such I love, am I to blame?
I sit and talk of twenty things,
While only Yes, or No, cries Molly:
Is this her prudence, or her folly ?
Parting, I kiss her lips and cheek,
And say, Farewel, my dearest Melly;
In me th' effect of love, or folly?
No; both by sober reason move,
No charge of folly can be laid :
The constant swain, and virtuous maid.
MUSIDOR A's Complaint.
A D Mulidora, all in woe,
A silent grotto seeks,
But, fighing, thus the speaks ;
An humble shepherdess
Than all this gaudy dress.
A sumptuous palace full of joy
To me a dungeon is,
Which others count for bliss.
Retir'd from all the throng, And on a bank reclin'd her head,
While tears ran trickling down.
Hen the rose
in bud, and the violets blow,
W "When the birds fing us love-songs on every bougi;
When couslips, and daisies, and daffadils spread,
The cleanly milk-pail
Is fill'd with brown ale, Our table, our table's the grass ;
Where we kiss and we sing,
And we dance in a ring, And ev'ry lad, ev'ry lad has his lasso
The shepherd sheers his jolly fleece, How much richer than that which they say was in 'Tis our cloth and our food,
(Greece! And our politick blood, 'Tis the seat, 'tis the seat, which our nobles all sit on;
'Tis a mine above ground,
Where our treasure is found, 'Tis the gold, 'tis the gold and silver of Britain.