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SATURD A Y.'.
1 Thus breath’d the anguish of a wounded mind; A glass revers’d in her right hand she bore, For now she found the face she fought before.
'How am I chang'd! alas ! how am I grown * A frightful spectre, to myself unknown ! "Where's my complexion ? where my radiant bloom, 'That promis'd happiness for years to come!
Then with what pleasure I this face survey'd! *To look once more, my visits oft delay'd! 'Charm'd with the view, a fresher red would rise, And a new life shot sparkling from my eyes !
'Ah! faithless glass, my wonted bloom restore ; * Alas ! I rave, that bloom is now no more. 'The greatest good the gods on men bestow, Evin youth itself to me is useless now.
H4 : : 'There " There was a time (oh! that I could forget !) “When opera-tickets pour'd before my feet ; . And at the ring, where brightest beauties shine, • The earliest cherries of the spring were mine. * Witness, O Lilly; and thou, Motteux, tell, “How much japan these eyes have made ye sell.. “With what contempt ye saw me oft despise “The humble offer of the raffled prize ; “For at the raffie still each prize I bore, With scorn rejected, or with triumph wore. Now beauty's fled, and presents are no more !
* For me the Patriot has the house forsook, “And left debates to catch a passing look :
For me the Soldier has soft verses writ: * For me the Beau has aim'd to be a wit. “For me the Wit to nonsense was betray'd ; “The Gamester has for me his dun delay'd, * And overseen the card he would have play’d. • The bold and haughty by success made vain, “Aw'd by my eyes, have trembled to complain : • The bashful 'Squire, touch'd by a wish unknown, 'Has dar'd to speak with spirit not his own :
Fir'd by one wish, all did alike adore ; “Now beauty's fled, and lovers are no more !
As round the room I turn my weeping eyes, New unaffected scenes of sorrow rise.
Far from my sight that killing picture bear, 'The face disfigure, and the canvas tear :
That picture, which with pride I us’d to show, 'The loft resemblance but upbraids me now. "And thou, my toilette, where I oft have fate, " While hours unheeded pass’d in deep debate, “How curls should fall, or where a patch to place ; 'If blue or scarlet best became my face ;
Now on some happier nymph your aid bestow ; "On fairer heads, ye useless jewels, glow; 'No borrow'd lustre can my charms restore ; Beauty is fled, and dress is now no more.
‘Ye meaner beauties, I permit ye shine ; Go, triumph in the hearts that once were mine ;
But, ’midst your triumphs, with confusion know, " 'Tis to my ruin all your arms ye owe.
Would pitying heav'n restore my wonted mien, ‘Ye still might move unthought of and unseen : “But oh, how vain, how wretched is the boast Of beauty faded, and of empire lost! What now is left but weeping, to deplore My beauty fled, and empire now no more?
• Ye cruel chymists, what with-held your aid! Could no pomatums save a trembling maid ? How false and trifling is that art ye boast!
No art can give me back my beauty loft.
Mask'd o'er, and trembled at the sight of day; .
Galen, the grave; officious SQUIRT was there,
You shall again be well, again be fair ; * Believe my oath ; (with that an oath he swore ;). * False was his oath ; my beauty is no more !
Cease, hapless.maid, no more thy tale pursue,
Alike unpitied when depos'd they grow
Adieu ! ye parks !~in some obscure recess,
There hide in shades this loft inglorious face.
9000000000000000000000 The LOVER: A BAIL AD,
To Mr. C-
A T length, by so much importunity press’d,
Take, C- , at once the inside of my breast. This stupid indiff'rence so often you blame, Is not owing to nature, to fear, or to shame. I am not as cold as a virgin in lead, Nor is Sunday's sermon so strong in my head : ' I know but too well how time flies along, That we live but few years, and yet fewer are young.