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Her well-turn'd limbs confess • The lucky hand of Jove; *** Her features all express
The beauteous queen of love :
When I behold the breast ?
Rife, suing to be press'd!"... :?
Venus round Fanny's waift
..." Has her own Ceftus bound, With guardian Cupids gracd,
Who shall her zone unloofe ! . .
W Henever, Chloe, I begin
Your heart like mine to move,
Of unchafte lawless love.
How can that paffion be a fin,
Which gave to Chloe birth? How can those joys but be divine,
Which make a heaven on earth?
To wed, mankind the priest trepann'd,
By some fly fallacy,
Increase and multiply.
You say that love's a crime; content:
Yet this allow you must,
Than over ninety just.
Sin then, dear girl, for heaven's fake,
Repent and be forgiven;
A holy day in heaven.
INDEX to the First Volume.
Poem to his Excellency the Lord Privy Seal on the
- Page 7
land at Windsor
Jove and Semele
174 The Seeker
- 176 On Barclay's Apology for the Quakers - - 178 Pre-Existence. A Poem, in Imitation of Milton - 183 Chiron to Achilles. A Poem
.- 200 TNCOI LE'AYTON. Know yourself - - 209 London. A Poem, in Imitation of the Third Satire of Juyenal
.. 216, . Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick, at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury-lane, 1747
- 231 Of Active and Retired Life. An Epifle to H. C. Efq; 234 Grongar Hill
247 The Ruins of Rome. A Poemi
254 Tbe School-Mistress. A Poem, in Imitation of Spenser. 279 The Art of Politics, in Imitation of Horace's Art of · Poetry
: The Man of Taste. Occafion'd by an Epistle of Mr. Pope's on that Subje&t .
;. 326 An Elay on Conversation
.340 Ode to a Lady, on the Death of Col. Charles Ross, in the
Action at Fontenoy. Written May, 1745 = 367 Ode written in the same Year
370 Ode to Evening
37 1 Verses written on a Blank-Leaf, by Lord Lansdown, when
be presented bis Works to the Queen, 1732 : 1:373 Advice to a Lady in Autumn
3742 On a Lady's drinking the Bath Waters.
sino 376 Verses in a Lady's Sherlock
o :- 377 - . ..
378 Song ---
: :: 380