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Is now to be no more: the muses' foes
theirs, The moral part, at least, we may divide, Humility reward, and punish pride ;
Ambition, int'rest, avarice, accuse:
pure gold, it bends at ev'ry touch:
allay. But whence art thou infpir’d, and thou alone, To flourish in an idiom not thy own? It moves our wonder, that a foreign guest Should over-match the most, and match the beft.
In under-praising thy deserts, I wrong;
Chesterton, in the County of Hun
TINGDON, Esq; OW bless'd is he, who leads a country life, HOW Unvex'd with anxious cares, and void of
strife! Who studying peace, and thunning civil rage, Enjoy'd his youth, and now enjoys his All who deserve his love, he makes his own; And, to be lov'd himfelf, needs only to be known. Just, good and wise, contending neighbors ?
come, From your
award to wait their final doom And, foes before, return in friendship home.
Without their cost, you terminate the cause ; And save th'expence of long litigious laws: Where suits are travers'd ; and so little won, That he who conquers, is but last undone : Such are not your decrees; but so design'd, The fanction leaves a lasting peace behind; Likeyourownfoul, ferene; a pattern of your mind.
Promoting concord, and composing strife, Lord of yourself, uncumber'd with a wife; Where, for a year, a month, perhaps a night, Long penitence succeeds a short delight : Minds are so hardly match'd, that ev’n the first, Tho pair’d by heaven, in Paradise were curs’d, For man and woman, tho in one they grow, Yet, first or last, return again to two. He to God's image, she to his was made; So, farther from the fount the stream at random
stray'd. How could he stand, when, put to double pain, He must a weaker than himself sustain ! Each might have stood perhaps; but each alone ; Two wrestlers help to pull each other down. Not that
verse would blemish all the fair ;) But yet if some be bad, 'tis wisdom to beware; And better shun the bait, than struggle in the
Thus have you shunn'd, and shun the marry'd state,
wrought, And to the second son a bleffing brought; The first-begotten had his father's share: But you,
like Jacob, are Rebecca's heir.
With crowds attended of your ancient race,