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And float amid the liquid noon:

Some lightly o'er the current skim,

Some shew their gayly-gilded trim

Quick-glancing to the fun.

To Contemplation's sober eyed

Such is the race of Man :

And they that creep, and they that Ay,

Shall end where they began,

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b“ Nare per æstatem liquidam

Virgil. Georg. lib. 4.
-Sporting with quick glance
Shew to the sun their waved coats drop'd with gold..

Milton's Paradise Lost, book 7,
While insects from the threshold preach, &c.

M. GREEN, in the Grotto. Dodfley's Miscellanies, Vol. V. p. 161.

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No painted plumage to display:

On hasty wings thy youth is flown;

Thy sun is set, thy spring is gone.

We frolick, while 'tis May.

ODE ON THE DEATH OF A

FAVOURITE CAT,

Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes.

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