Графични страници
PDF файл
ePub

Listen, ye groves !--- The Muse prepares
A sacred song in Phrygian airs ;
Such as the fwan expiring fings,
Melodious by Cäyster's springs,
While listening winds in silence hear,
And to the gods the music bear.

Celestial Muse! attend, and bring
Thy aid, while I thy Phæbus fing:
'To Phoebus and the Muse belong
The laurel, lyre, and Delphic fong.

Begin, begin the lofty strain!
How Phoebus lov’d, but lov'd ip vain !
How Daphne Aed his guilty flame,
And fcorn'd a god that offer'd shame.
With glorious pride his vows the hears,
And heaven, indulgent to her prayers,
To laurel chang'd the nymph, and gave
Her foliage to reward the brave.

Ah! how, on wings of love convey'd,
He flew to clasp the panting maid !
Now, now o'ertakes |---but heaven deceives
His hope---he seizes only leaves.

Why fires my raptur'd breast ? ah! why
Ah! whither strives my soul to fly?
I feel the pleasing frenzy strong,
Impulfive to some nobler fong :
Let, let the wanton fancy play,
But guide it, left it devious stray.

But oh! in vain, my Muse denies
Her aid, a llave to lovely eyes ;

7

Suffice

Suffice it to rehearse the pains
Of bleeding nymphs, and dying swains;
Nor dare to wield the shafts of Love,
That wound the gods, and conquer Jove.

I yield! adieu the lofty strain!
I am Anacreon once again :
Again the melting fong I play,
Attemper’d to the vocal lay:
See! see ! how with attentive ears
The youths imbibe the nectar'd airs !
And quaff, in lowery shades reclin'd,
My precepts, to regale the mind,

CON

C O N T E N T S

Ο Τ

Ε Τ S

OF

BR O O M E’S POEM S.

[ocr errors]

20

22

THE

THE Preface

Page 7

Of Criticism,

8

Of partial Critics,
Of envious and malicious Critics,

ibid,

The Third Chapter of Habbakkuk paraphrased. An

Ode. Written in 1710,

15

To Belinda, on her Sickness, and Recovery,
To Belinda, on her Apron embroider'd with Arms

and Flowers,

Part of the 38th and 39th Chapters of Job. A Para-

phrase,

23

Melancholy: An Ode, occasion'd by the Death of
a beloved Daughter, 1723,

29
Daphnis and Lycidas. A Pastoral,

32
The First Ode of Horace translated,
An Epistle to my Friend Mr. Elijah Fenton, Author

of Mariamne, a Tragedy, 1726,
A Dialogue between a Lady and her Looking Glass,

while she had the Green-Sickness,
The Seat of War in Flanders, &c.

47

To the Right Honourable Charles Lord Cornwallis,

N

Baron

40

45
55

64

178

C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S.
Baron of Eye, Warden, Chief Justice, and Justice
in Eyre of all his Majesty's Forests, Chases, Parks

and Warrens on the South Side of Trent,
The Rose-Bud : To the Right Honourable the Lady
Jane Wharton,

59 Belinda at the Bath,

60 The Coy. An Ode,

61 To the Honourable Mrs. Elizabeth Townshend, afterwards Lady Cornwallis, on her Picture at Rainham,

62 To Mr. Pope, on his Works, 1726, Part of the Tenth Book of the Iliads of Homer. In the Style of Milton,

68 A Pastoral, to a young Lady upon her leaving, and return to, the Country,

84 Poverty and Poetry,

88 To a Lady, playing with a Snake,

90 To a Lady of Thirty, On the Birth-day of a Gentleman when three Years

old, The Forty-third Chapter of Ecclefiafticus. A Pa. raphrase,

95 The Conclusion of an Epilogue to Mr. Southern's

last Play, called Money the Mistress, The Parting, a Song, set by Dr. Tudway, Professor of Music in Cambridge,

ibid. On a Flower which Belinda gave me from her Bo

som, The Story of Talus, from the fourth Book of ApolJonius Rhodius. V. 16292

105 From

91

92

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« ПредишнаНапред »