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O be employed in the Conduct of any
Scheme that is of real Use to Mankind,

or that may contribute to their innocent T

Amusement, is a Pleasure of that Kind which only they can feel, whose Hearts

rejoice in promoting the Good and Happiness of their Fellow-Creatures. That we have carried on this Work for so many Years with a view to inform, improve, and please our Readers, as well as for our own Advantage, is a Truth that we can honestly affert, and own with conscious Pride and secret Satisfaction. And as we have made it our Business to transplant from all Parts into this our Garden, such Flowers alone as for their Beauty or Sweetness may Delight, and such Her's and Fruits only as for their useful and falutary Virtues may Benefit Mankind ; fo we have established it as a Maxim, from which our Readers

may be assured we will never depart, that no noxious Weed to poison, no useless Bramble to perplex, shall ever knowingly be admitted into our Borders. In short, we will endeavour, as Ovid has beautifully described in our Frontispiece, where he paints the Garden of FLOR A, that what Time and Industry shall collect, may be disposed with Grace and Elegance. It is these our laudable Aims, and fair Pursuits, which have gained us that superior Favour and

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Distinction which we boast amongst Persons of Taste and
Knowledge, and it is by the Continuance of these, that we
hope to preserve all such our Friends and Benefactors; and
whenever we are favoured by the Learned and Ingenious
with any Scheme for the Publick Good, any Essay or Poem
for the Amusement, any Discourse or Dissertation for the
Improvement of Mankind, it will be received by us as a
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For thee those hlies paint the fertite The BEAUTIES of the SPRING.

ground,

(crown'd;

And those fair cownips are with nectar Hidheapupy pfaiades, and hair thou chearful ,

Here let us reft to thun the scorching ray, Where peace and pleasure unmolested While curling zephyrs in the branches play. Where dewy buds their blushing boroms

In these calin fhades no ghaftly woe apo Thow,

pears,

[ears; And the cool rivers murmur as they flow: No cries of wretches nua our frighted See yellow crowfoots deck the gaudy hills, Here no gloss'd hate, no fainted wolves While che faint primrose loves the purling

are seen, rills;

Nor busy faces throng the peaceful green ; Sagacious bees their labours now renew, But fear and sorrow leave the careful breast, Hum round the blossoms, and exiraet their And the glad soul finks happily to rest. dew:

(pear, In their new liv’ries the green woods ap

A SUMMER's W 194. And smiling nature decks ihe infant year; Y guardian, bear mo on thy downy See yon proud elm that shines in borrow'd

wing

[spring; charms,

[arms. To some cool thade where infant flowers While the curl'd woodbines deck her aged Where on the trees sweet honey-suckles When the streak'd East receives a lighter

blow, grey,

And ruddy daifes paint the ground below; And larks prepare to meet the early day; Where the Grill Tinnet oharms the solemn Through the glad bowers the shrill anthems

Thade, run,

And zephyrs pant along the cooler glade ; While the groves glitter to the rising sun : Or shake the bull-ruth by a river fide, Then Phillis hattens to her darling cow,

While the gay sun-beams 1pai kie on the Whose thining tresses wanton on her brow,

tide : While to her cheek enliv'ning colours fly, O for some grot whose rustick Gdes declare, And health and pleasure (parkle in her eye. Ease, and not splendor, was the builder's Unspoil'd by riches, nor with knowledge

care ; vain,

Where roles spread their unaffected charms, Contented Cymen whistles o'er the plain;

And the curl'd vine extends her clafping His fock dismiflus from their nightly fold,

arms; Observes their health, and sees their num- Where happy filence lulls the quiet foul, 'ber told.

And makes it calm as summer waters roll. Pleas'd with its being, see the nimble fawn Here let mc learn to check each growing ill, Sports in the grove, or wantons o'r the And bring to reason disobedient wil; Jawn,

[day,

To watch ihis incoherent breast, and find While the pleas'd coursers frolick out the What fav'rite passions rule the giddy mind. And the dull ox atfecis unwieldy play.

Here no reproaches grate the wounded Then hatte, my friend, to yonder Sylvan

ear ; bowers,

[hours;

We see delighted, and transported hear, Where peace and filence crown the blissful While the grad warblers wanton round the In those fill groves no martial clamours

trees, [ground:

And the thill waters catch the dying breeze, No Itreaming purple ftains the guiltiess

Grief waits without, and melancholy Dut fairer scenes our ravish'd eyes employ,

gloom :

[room ; Give a fost pleasure, and a quiet joy: Come, chearful hope, and fill the vacant Grief flies from hence, and wasting cares Come ev'ry thought, which virtue gave to subside, (nutes glide. please ;

(ease : While wing'd with mirth the laughing mi- Come imling health with thy companion See, niy tair friend, the painted shrubs are Let there, and all that virtue's self attends, gay,

Bless the still hours of my gentle friends : And round thy head ambrosial odours play ; Peace to my foes, if any such there be, Ac fight of thee che swelling buds expand, And, gracious heaven, give repose to me. And op'ning roses seem to court thy hand ; Hark, the Thrill linnet charms the distant

The Month Of AUGUST. plain,

Sylvanus, e Courtier. Phillis, a Country Muid. And Philomel replies with foster strain :

. , Phillis, See those bright lilies thing with milky live,

a morning And those fair cowilips drop with balmy Joy of my heart, and darling of my eye; dew;

See the kind year her grateful tribute yields, To thee, my fair, the chearful linnet fings, And round fac'd plenty triumphs o'er the And Philomela warbles o'er whe springs i

fields,

Rut

found;

Sylvanus. HAIL Pbirbis, brighter than

( iv ) But to yon gardens let me lead thy charms, An aged laurel keeps away the sun, (run, Where the curl'd vine extends her willing And two cool streams across the garden arms :

Syl. Can feasts or musick win my lovely Whole purple clusters lure the longing eye ;

maid? And the ripe cherries show their scarlet dye. In both those pleasures be her taste obey'd. Pbillis. Not all the lights your boafted The ransack'd earth shall all its dainties send, gardens yield,

Till with its load her plenteous table bond. Are half fo lovely as my father's field, Then to the roofs the swelling notes thallrise, Where large increase has bless'd the fruitful Pierce the glad air and gain upon the skios; plain,

While ease and rapture spreads itself around, And we with joy behold the swelling grain, And diftant hills roll back the charming Whole heavy ears towards the earth re

sound.

(you know, clin'd,

{ wind.

Pbil. Not this will lure me, for I'd have
Wave, nod, and tremble to the whisking This night to feast with Corydon I go:
Syl. But see, to emulate those chceks of To night his reapers bring the gather'd
thine,

{thine :
grain,

[plain : On yon fair tree the bloshing ne&t'rins' Home to his barns, and leave the naked Beneath their leaves the ruddy peaches Then beef and coleworts, beans and bacon glow,

[show.

too, And the plump figs compose a gallant And the plumb. pudding of delicious hue, With gaudy plumbs see yonder boughs re- Sweet-Spiced cake, and apple-pies good cline,

store,

[more? And ruddy pears in yon Espalier twine. Deck the brown board ; who can desire There humble dwarfs in pleafing order His Aute and tabor ton Amincor brings, stand,

And while he plays, soft Amaryllis sings. Whose goldeo product seems to court thy Then strive no more to win a fimple maid, hand.

(chard bears

From her lov'd cottage and her filent shade. Pbil. In vain you tempt me while our or- Let Phillis ne'er, ah never let her rove, Long-keeping russets, lovely cath'rine pears, From her first viriue and her humble grove. Pear mains and codlings, wheaten plumbs Go seek some nymph that equals yourdegree, enough,

[boughi. And leave content and Corydon for me, And the black damrons load the bending No pruning-knives our fertile branches

An EPITAP H. teaze,

(please. OW triumph, death, for here lies While yours must grow but as their masters

Nain
The grateful trees our mercy well repay, More worth than crowns can buy :
And rain us bushels at the rising day. Cæleftiał zephyrs, waft her soul
Syl. Fair are my gardens, yet you night Eack to its native sky.
them all ;

Who now Mall charm, where Flavia once
Then let us haste to yon majestick hall, Her chear ful smiles bestow'd ;
Where the glad roofs Thall to thy voice re- When plealing candor swell’d her breast,
sound,

[ing sound; And in her aspect glow'd :
Thy voice more sweet than musick's melte Now to that heav'n, where virtue shines
Now Orion's beam ir fests the sultry sky, With an eternal blaze,
And scorching fevers through the welkin Her lofty soul has wing d its flight,

And left this earthiy maze.
But art Thall teach us to evade his ray, So from the smiling infant's hand
And the forc'd fountains near the win.

We force the costly gem, dows play ;

(gale,

Which he not knowing how to prize,
There choice perfumes shall give a pleasing Might to the dust condemn.
And orange-flowers their od’rous breath
exhale,
{ings glow,

A N O T H E R.
While on the walls the well-wrought paint. Heart to mercy as to zeal inclin'd,
And dazzling carpets deck the floors be-

As well a gentle as a prudent mind;
low,

[charm, Still free to pardon, cautious to offend
O tell me, thou whose careless beauties A tender parent and a faithful friend.
Are these not fairer than a thresher's barn? All parts perform'd, he willingly with
Pbil. Believe me, I can find no charms drew,

(adicu,
at all

Turn'd from the world, and bid her friends in your fine carpets and your painted hall. Ah thou ! (if spirits or regard or know Tis true our parlour has an earthen floor, The figh of friendship or a daughter's woe) The sides of plaster, and of elm the door ; Mix'd with those tears that wash the sacred Yet the rubb'd cheft and table sweetly Thrine, shines,

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