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Of thy once dear Dione? With wan care
Sunk are those eyes, and livid with despair!

LYCIDAS.

Dione!

LAURA.
There

pure constancy lies dead!

LYCIDAS.

May Heaven shower vengeance on this perjur'd head!
As the dry branch that withers on the ground,
So, blasted be the hand that gave the wound!
Off; hold me not. This heart deserves the stroke;
'Tis black with treachery. Yes: the vows are broke

[Stabs himself. Which I fo often swore. Vain world, adieu ! Though I was false in life, in death I'm true. [Dies,

LAURA.

To-morrow shall the funeral rites be paid,
And these Love-victims in one grave be laid.

PARTHENIA.

There shall the yew her fable branches spread,
And mournful cypress rear her fringed head.

LAURA.

From thence shall thyme and myrtle send perfuine, And laurel ever-green o’erhade the tomb.

PARTHENIA. Come, Laura, let us leave this horrid wood, Where streams the purple grass with lovers' blood;

Come

U 2

LAURA.

Come to my bower. And, as we forrowing go,
Let poor Dione's story feed my woe
With heart-relieving tears.--

[Pointing to Dione.

-Unhappy maid !
Hadit thou a parent's just command obey’d,
Thou yet hadít liv’d.-But who shall Love advise?
Love scorns command, and breaks all other ties.
Henceforth, ye fwains, be true to vows profeft;
For certain vengeance strikes the perjur'd breaft.

CONTENTS

C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S

OF THE

THIRTY-SEVENTH VOLUME.

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19

25

T A L E S.
Answer to the Sompner's Prologue of Chaucer,
in Imitation of Chaucer's Style.

Page 3 Work for a Cooper.

6 The Equivocation. A True Story of an Apparition.

14 The Mad Dog. The Quidnuncki's, occafioned by the Death of

the Duke Regent of France.
F ABLES. PAR'r I.
Introduction. The Shepherd and the Philosopher. 27
I. To his Highness William Duke of Cum-

berland. The Lion, the Tiger, and the
Traveller.

31 II. The Spaniel and the Camelion.

34 III. The Mother, the Nurse, and the Fairy. 35 IV. The Eagle and the Assembly of Animals. 37 V. The Wild Boar and the Ram.

39 VI. The Miser and Plutus.

40 VII. The Lion, the Fox, and the Geefe. 42

VIII. The

VIII. The Lady and the Wasp.
IX. The Bull and the Mastiff.

45
X. The Elephant and the Bookseller.

47

XI. The Peacock, the Turkey, and the Goose.49

XII. Cupid, Hymen, and Plutus.

51
XII. The Tame Stag.

53

XIV. The Monkey who had seen the World. 54

XV. The Philosopher and the Pheasants. 56

XVI. The Pin and the Needle.

XVII. The Shepherd's Dog and the Wolf. 60

XVIII. The Painter who pleased nobody and

every body.
XIX. The Lion and the Cub.
XX. The old Hen and the Cock.
XXI. The Rat-catcher and Cats.
XXII. The Goat without a Beard.

69
XXIII. The Old Woman and her Cats.

71

XXIV. The Butterfly and the Snail. .73

XXV. The Scold and the Parrot.

74

XXVI. The Cur and the Mastiff.

76
XXVII. The Sick Man and the Angel.

XXVIII. The Persian, the Sun, and the Cloud. 79

XXIX. The Fox at the point of Death.

XXX. The Setting Dog and the Partridge. 83

XXXI. The Univerfal Apparition.

XXXII. The two Owls and the Sparrow. 86

XXXIII. The Courtier and Proteus.

88
XXXIV. The Mastiffs.

90

XXXV. The Barley-Mow and the Dunghill. 92

XXXVI. Pythagoras and the Countryman.

93

XXXVII. The

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102

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III

JIZ

THE THIRTÝ-SEVENTH VOLUME. 29 $ XXXVII. The Farmer's Wife and the Raven. 95 XXXVIII. The Turkey and the Ant.

96 XXXIX. The Father and Jupiter. XL. The Two Monkeys.

99 XLI. The Owl and the Farmer. XLII. The Jugglers.

103 XLIII. The Council of Horses.

106 XLIV. The Hound and the Huntsman, 108 XLV. The Poet and the Rose.

109 XLVI. The Cur, the Horse, and the Shep

herd's Dog
XLVII. The Court of Death.
XLVIII. The Gardener and the Hog. 114
XLIX. The Man and the Flea.

116 L. The Hare and many Friends. 118 PART II.

I. The Dog and the Fox.
II. The Vulture, the Sparrow, and other

Birds. To a Friend in the Country. 125
III. The Baboon and the Poultry.

129 IV. T'he Ant in Ofice. To a Friend.

134 V. The Bear in a Boat. To a Coxcomb. VI. The Squire and his Cur.

144 VII. The Countryman and Jupiter. To Myself. 150 VIII. The Man, th. Cai, the Dog, and the Fly. To my native Country.

155 IX. The Jackall, Leopard, and other Beasts. To a modern Politician.

160 X. The Degenerate Bees. To the Rev. Dr. Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's. 165

XI. The

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