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R O N D EL A Y.
1. YHLOE found Amyntas lying, All in tears upon
the plain; Sighing to himself, and crying,
Wretched I, to love in vain!
Wretched I, to love in vain ! Ever scorning and denying
To reward your faithful swain : Kiss me, dear, before my dying; Kiss me once, and ease my pain!
III. Ever scorning, and denying
To reward your faithful swain: Chloe, laughing at his crying,
Told him, that he lov'd in vain: Kiss me, dear, before my dying ; Kiss me once, and ease my pain!
IV. Chloe, laughing at his crying,
Told him, that he lov'd in vain : But repenting, and complying,
When he kiss'd, she kiss'd again : Kiss'd him up before his dying ;
Kiss'd him up, and eas'd his pain.
A S O N
A Song to a Fair Young Lady, going out of Town in the Spring.
So long delays her flowers to bear ;
And winter storms invert the year :
She cast rot back a pitying eye :
To figh, to languish, and to die :
A face that can all hearts command,
And change the laws of ev'ry land ?
Adoring crowds before her fall ;
life but mine recall.
ALEXAND'er's F E AST:
POWER of MUSIC,
An Ode, in Honour of St. CECILIA's Day,
WAS at the royal feast, for Persia won
By Philip's warlike son:
On his imperial throne :
His valiant peers were plac'd around;
(So should defert in arms be crown'd:)
Happy, happy, happy pair!
Amid the tuneful quire,
With flying fingers touch'd the lyre:
And heavenly joys inspire.
When he to fair Olympia press'd:
And while he fought her snowy breaft:
With ravish'd ears
Affects to nod,
Affects to nod,
The jolly god in triumph comes;
Flush'd with a purple grace
He fhews his honest face: