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Speak, goddess : Ince 'tis thou that belt canst tell, , Whence their mechanic powers the spirits claim ;
The greatest pleasure and the greatest pzio;
Why bilious juice a golden light puts on, Peace triumph'd, and old time return'd again. And floods of chyle in Gilver currents run; Not far from that most celebrated place,
How the dim speck of entity began Where angry * justice Mews her awsul face; T'extend is recent form, and stretch to man; Where little villains niust submit to fate,
To how minute an origin we owe
There stands af dome, majestic to the fight, Why paler looks impetuous rage proclaim,
And why gay mirch lits smiling in the eyes;
All ice why Lucrece; or Sempronia, fire; Rais'd for a use as noble as its frame;
Why Scarsdale rages to survive desire; Nor did the learn'd society decline
When Milo's vigeur at th' Olympick's shown, The propagation of that great defign;
Whence tropes to Finch, or impudence to Sloane;(b) In all her mazes, nature's face they vicw'd, How matier, by the vary'd shape of pores, And, as she disappear'd, their search pursued.(a) Or ideots frames, or folemn fenators. Wrapt in the shade of night the goddess lies,
Hence 'tis we wait the wondrous cause to Yet to the learn'd unveils her dark disguise,
find, But thuns the gross access of vulgar eyes.
How body acts upon impassive mind; Now she unfolds the faint and dawning strife Hi w funies of wine the thinking part cap fire, Of infant atoms kindling into life;
Past hopes revive, and present joys inspire; How ductile matter new meanders takes,
Why our complexions oft' our foul declare, And slender trains of twisting fibres makes ; And how the palions in the feature are; And how the viscous seeks a closer tone,
How touch and harmiony arise between By just degrees to harden into bone ;
Corporeal figure, and a form unseen; While the more loose flow from the vital urn, Hou quick their faculties the limbs fulfil, And in full tides of purple streams return; And act at every suoimons of the will; How lambent flames from life's bright lamps arise, With mighty truths, mytterious to descry, And dart in emanacions through the eyes;
Which in the womb of diftant causes lie.
Thus fynods oft concern for faith conceal, Each faculty in blandishments they lull,
Aspiring co he venerably dull ;/
Nii learn'd debates molest their downy trance; And Pæan's beams with fading lustre shine, Or discompose their pompous ignorance ; No readers here with hectic looks are found, But, undisturb'd, they kiter life away, Nor eyes in rheum, through midnight-watching, vo wither green, and blossom in decay; drown'd;
Deep sunk in down, they, by my gentle care, The lonely edifice in sweats complains
Avoid th' inclemencies of morning air, (prayer. That nething there but sullen Gilence reigns. And leave to tatter'd' crape the drudgery of This place, fu fit for undisturb'd repose,
Urim t was civil, and not void of sense, The god of floth for his asylum chose;
Had humour, and a courteous confidence : Upon a conch of down in these abodes,
So spruce he moves, so gracefully he cocks,
He pass'd his easy hours, instead of prayer,
And, soon as the desert appear'd, withdrew; No passions interrupt his easy reign,
Always obliging, an; without offence, No problems puzzle his lerhargic brain ;
And fancy'd, for his gay impertinence. But dark oblivion guards his peaceful bed,
But see how ill-mistaken parts succeed;
As at full length the pamper'd monarch lay, Engag'd in controversy, wrangled well!
In volumes prov'd the church without defence, Haltes forward, and increases as it flies.
By nothing guarded but by Providence; First, fone to cleave the stubborn * slint engage, How grace and moderation disagree; Till, urg'd by blows, it sparkles into rage :
And violence advances charity. Some temper luie, some spacinus vesels move; Thus writ till nolle would read, becoming soon These furnaces erect, and those approve;
A wretched fcribbler, of a rare buffoon. Here phials in nice discipline are fet,
Mankind my fond propitious power has try'de There gallipots are rang'di in alphabet.
Too oft' to own, coo much to be deny'd. In this place, magazines of pills you spy:
And all I ask are shades and filent bowers, In that, like forage, herbs in bundles lie;
To pass in soft forgetfulness my hours. While lifted perties, brardıih'd in the air,
Ost' have my fears some distant villa chose, Descend in peals, and civil wars declarc. (rend, U'er thcir quietus where fat judges dose, Loud strokes, with pounding spice, the fabric And lull their cough and conscience to repose : and are maric cluuds in fpires ascend.
Or, if fonie cloister's refuge I implore, (o) So when the Cyclops o'er their anvils sweat, Where holy drones o'er dyiog capers fnore, And swelling snews echoirg blows repeat; The peals of * Nafsau's arms these eyes unclose; from the volcaroa groís eruptions sise,
Mine he molelts, to give the world repose. and curling theet of smoke chícure the skics. That ease I offer with contempt he flies,
The slumbering God, amaz'd at this new din, His ciuch a trench, his canopy the skies. Thrice strove to use, and thrice lunk down again, Nor climes nor seasons his refolves controul, Liftless he itrerch'd, and gaping rubb'd his eyes, Th’equator has no heat, no ice the pole. Then falter'd shus betvi ixt half words and signs : Wih arms refiftless o'er the globe he flies, How inipoient a deity an !!
And leaves to love the cmpire of the skies. With godhead born, but curs'd, that cannot die ! But, as the slothful god to yawn begun, Thrcugh my indulgence, mortals hourly share He look off the dull mist, and thus went on: A grateful negligence, and rase from care. Lull'd in my arms, how long have I wi-b-held The northern monarchs froni the duty field!
VARIATIONS. How I have kept ihc British feet :: case. From tempting the rrugh dangers of the scas! (c) Soroctimes among the Caspian cliffs I creep, . Hibernia owns the milciorss of ny reign,
Where folitary lats and swallows Sleep; And my divinity's ador'd in Spain,
Or, if some cloister's refuge limploie,
Where holy cirolle n'er dying tapers snore,
Keep me awake, and follow where I fly,
Since lic has blets'd the weary world with peace, Sarre reverend worthies of the gown canr.wo: And with a nod has bid Bellona cease ; Triumphant plenty, with a clicesful grace,
I fought the covert of some peaceful cell, Bisks in their eyes, and sparkles in their lace. Where filent thades in harmless raptures dwell; How fleck their locks, how goodly is their mien, That ich miglit paft tranquillity restore, Wheo big they Itrus behind a double chin! An inuital never intoriujt me trore. * The buiiding ortie rispensary,
*Ses Billeu's Visia. + 91.1:::rbury.
$f Twas in this reverend dome I fought repose,
Since mortals will dispute my power, I'll try
fiend;(e) With easy insignificance of thought.
Or where dull critics authors' fate foretell; But now some busy, enterprising brain
Or where stale maids, or meagre eunuchs, dwell; Invents new fancies to renew my pain,
Tell the bleak fury what new projects reign And labours to diffolve my easy reign.
Among the homicides of Warwict-lane ;
More he had spoke, but sudden vapours rise,
(d) Nought underneath this roof but damps are
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as the evening veil'd the mountains heads
Beneath the gloomy covert of an yew,
Around the fiend in hideous order fate
Glouting with fullen spite the fury tes
This show'd, how fix'd as face Torquatus stood,
As the light messenger the fury spy'd,
The hag lay long revolving what might be
(f) Then she: Alas how long in vain hare I
Thus shco-Mankind are blest, they riot still The patient's ears remor feless he affails,
Murders with jargon where his medicine fails, By levaslation the sough warrior gains,
The fury thus affuming Colou's
grace, And farmers fatten most when famine reigns; So sluog her arms, so shum'd in her pace. For fickly seafows the physicians wait,
Onward she haftens to the fam'd abodes, And politicians thrive in broils of state;
Where Horoscope * invokes th' infernal gods; The lover's easy when the fair-one fighs,
And reach'd the mansion where the vulgar run, And gods subfist not but by facrifice.
For ruin throng, and pay to be undone. Each other being some indulgence knows :
This visionary various projects tries, Few are my joys, but infinite my woes.
And knows that to be rich is to be wise. My present pain Britannia's genius wills,
By useful observations he can tell And thus the fates record my future ills.
The sacred charnıs that in true sterling dwell, A heroine shall Albion's sceptre bear,
How gold makes a patrician of a flave, With arms shall vanquish earth, and heaven with A dwarf an Atlas, a Thersites brave. prayer.
It cancels all defects, and in their place She on the world her clemency shall shower, Finds sense in Brownlow, charms in Lady Grace; And only to preserve exert her power.
it guides the fancy, and directs the nind; Tyrants shall then their impious aims forbear, No bankrupt ever found a fair-one kind. And Blenheim's thurider more than Ætna's fear. So truly Horoscope its virtues knows, Since by no arts I therefore can defeat
To this lov'd idol 'tis, alone, he bows; The happy enterprises of the great,
And fancies such bright heraldry can prove, l'll calmly stoop co more inferior things,
The vile plebeian but the third from Jove.
His shop the gazing vulgar's eyes employe
With foreign trinkets, and domestic toys. Black-friars annals lately pleas'd to call
Here mummies lay most reverendly stale Him warden of apothecaries-hall;
And there the tortoise hung her coat of nail; And, when su dignify'd, did not forbear
Not far from fome huge shark's devouring head · That operation which the learn'd declare
The flying fish their finny pinions spread; Gives colics ease, and makes the ladies fair. Aloft in rows large poppy-heads were ftrung, In trifling show his tinsel talent lies;
And near, a fcaly alligator hung; And form the want of intellects supplies.
In this place, drugs in niusty heaps decay'd; In aspect grand and goodly he appears,
In that, dry'd bladders and drawn teeth were laid. Rever'd as patriarchs in primæval years.
An inner room receives the numerous shoals Hourly his learn'd impertinence affords
Of such as pay to be reputed fools.
Globes stand by globes, volumes on volumes lie,
Then, as from tripod, folemn thamc reveals,
And what the stars know nothing of, foretels.
One asks how soon Panthea may be won, At last has rais'd him to the sacred fec. Somers does sickening cquity restore,
And longs to feel the marriage-fetters on : And helpless orphans are oppress'd no more. Others, convinc'd by melancholy proof, Pembroke to Britain endless blessings brings. Inquire when courteous fates will strike them off. He spoke; and peace clapp'd her triumphant wings. Some, by what means they may redress their Great Ormond shines illustriously bright
wrong, With blazes of hereditary right.
When fathers the possession keep too long.
And some would know the iffue of their cause, The noble ardour of a royal fire
And whether gold can folder up its flaws.
Poor pregnant Lais his advice would have,
To lose by art what fruitful nature gave; His country with the zeal he loves his friend.
And Portia, old in expectation grown, Like Leda's radiant sons divinely clear,
Laments her barrea curse, and begs a fon : Portland and Jersey deck'd in rays appear,
Whilft Iris his cosmetic wash would try, To gild by turns the Gallic hemisphere.
To make her bloona revive, and lovers die. Worth in distress is rais'd by Montague;
Some ask for charnis, and others philters choose, Augustus listens if Mæcenas fue;
To gain Corinna, and their quartans Jose. And Vernon's vigilance no flumber tales,
Young Hylas, botch'd with stains too foul to name, Whilst faction pceps abroad, and anarchy awakes.
In cradle here renews his youthful frame;
Cloy'd with desire, and surfeited with charms, (g) In hafte he strides along, to recompense
A hoc-house he prefers to Julia's arms, The want of business with its vain pretence,
93 And old Lucullus would th' arcanum prove, So glow-wornis may compare with Titan's beams, Of kindling in colad veins the sparks of love, And Hare-court pump with Aganippe's streams. Bleak envy these dull frauds with pleasure | Our mannfactures now they meanly sell, fees,
And their true value treacheroudly tell; And wonders at the senseless mysteries.
Nay, they discover too, their spite is such, In Colon's voice she thus calls out aloid
That health, that crowns more valued, costs not Or Horoscope environ'd by the crowd :
much; Forbear, forkvar, thy vain amusements cease, Whilst we must fteer our conduct by these rules, Thy woodcocks from their gins awhile release; To cheat as tradełnien, or to iturve as fools. (a) And to that dire :nisfortune listen well,
At this fam'd Horoscope turo'd pale, and Which thou should'It fear to know, or I ro tell.
traight ' l'is true, thou ever wast esteem'd by me
In filence tumbled from his chair of state : The great Alcides of our company.
The crowd in great confusion sought the door, When we with noble scorn resolv'd to ease
And left the magus fainting on the fior; Ourselves from all parochial offices;
Whilft in his breat the fury breath'd a storm, And to our wealthier patients left the care
Then fought her cell, and re-aflum'd her form, And draggled dignity of scavenger;
Thus from the fore although the infed flies,
It leaves a brood of maggots in disguse.
By salt of succinum's prevailing power;
Yet still supine the solid lumber lay, It not to storm, at lealt to undermine.
An image of fcarce-animated clay; Their gates each day ten thousand night-caps Till fates, indulgent when disasters call, crowd,
By Squirt's nice hand apply'd a urinal. And mortars utter their attempts aloud.
The wight no sonner did the stream receive, If they thould once unmark nur mystery,
But rouz'd, and bless'd the tale restorative.
Such zeal he had for that vile utensi).
He knew the fea-Weed scent, and th' azure god. Must they needs turn apothecaries straight?
dess own'd. Prevent it, gods! all itratagems we try, To crowd with new inhabitants your sky. ' l'is we who wait the destinies' command, To purge the troubled air, and weed the land. And dare the college infolently ain
(a) Whilft we, at our expence, must persevere, To equil our fraternity in fame?
And for another world, be ruin'd here.
* Dr. Barnard's man.
Of what frill Colon said the day before.
Oft has this planet rollid around the fun,
You'll ne'er convince a fool, bimself is fo: