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Why, Celia ! should you so much strive,

Your kindling Passion to conceal ? Your lips, though they denial give;

Yet all your actions, love reveal!

In vain you strive, in vain, alas!

The charming Passion to disguise ! It glows, it blushes, on your face;

And sparkles in your swimming eyes !

Your eyes, those emblems of the heart,

Still contradict whate'er you say : And though your lips deny the smart;

Your eyes are more believed than they!

'Tell me, EUNESIA! prithee, tell ! (For thou, I fancy, know'st me well !) Tell me, Why I, who was so gay (I laughed, I revelled, all the day !), Who life enjoyed, and feared not Fate, Why am I altered thus of late ?

Tasteless are grown my former joys! Wit is but folly; Music, noise! So unattentive is my mind, In crowds a solitude I find ! While all my friends are joyous seen, Musing I sit. “Ha! what ails BEN ?' One cries, “'Tis pride!'; another, ‘spleen ! Reproached thus, I'll go read! But what ? SHAKESPEARE is lifeless! Milton, flat!

Successive pleasures thus I try, From thought to thought for comfort fly; But none I find! Nothing can please! Books and acquaintance only tease! So restless is my soul, I own Life is itself a burthen grown! What means all this? Where can it end? Tell me, my Charmer and my friend !'

What,' said EUNESIA, 'what means this? Are you so dull, you cannot guess ? Fly, my AminTOR! to my arms ! (Where you've confessed a thousand charms !) Fly to my arms! You'll quickly find 'Tis absence only stings your mind ! Fly to my arms! A kiss I'll give That shall your gaiety revive ; And make you own, you wish to live!'


*Ah! who, in all those happy plains,

With Colin may compare!
A Youth beloved of all the Swains;

Admired by all the Fair.
I think he's free from artful wiles :

For oft, with tearful eye,
He fondly looks at me, and smiles.

He does! I know not Why?

'He pressed my hand. I blushed and sighed;

Yet hope he did not see !
And then to speak he vainly tried;

But gently sighed, like me!
Methinks, this wary breast should know

If Colin feigned the sigh;
Yet when he 's named, it flutters so !

It does! I know now Why?

Say, gentle God! whose mighty laws

Prevail o'er Nymph and Swain;
O, shew my heart the secret cause

Of Colin's tender pain !
Say rather, why this heart intreats

The cause of Colin's woe!
And why it flutters! why it beats !

Alas! too well I know !



Many of these Poems became immediately popular; and appeared in other contemporary editions than those here quoted, often with great variations in the texts.

All the Works herein quoted, were published in London ; unless otherwise stated.
Where a text is found associated with music, (M.) is put after its date.

PAGE Behind her neck her comely

86 M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709. Behold, my friend! the

215 W. SOMERVILE. Occasional Poems,

foc., 1727. Belinda i see, from yonder flowers 95

ANON. In The Spectator, No. 473, September 2, 1712. Beneath a myrtle's verdant shade 68

M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709. Beneath some hoary mountain.... 45

Rt. Hon. JOSEPH ADDISON. Rosamond, 1707; Blest as th' immortal Gods is he ..

105 A. PHILIPS. The Spectator, No. 229, Nov. 22, 1711.

The text is that of Pastorals, &c., 1748. From SAPPHO. For Mrs. A. Behn's version, see Vol. VII, 162. But anxious cares the pensive 23

A. POPE. Rape of the Lock, 5th Ed., 1718.

PAGE A band of Cupids, th' other day 137

Hon. M. MONK. Poems, &C., 1716. A Bard, grown desirous of saving 229

ANON. In Miscellaneous Poems, ed.

by M. CONCANEN, 1724. A Cobbler there was, and he lived 222

ANON. In Musical Miscellany, II,

1729. (M.) A decent mien, an elegance of dress 207

R. SAVAGE. In Miscellaneous Poems,

ed. by him, 1726. A famous Assembly was ....

132 J. SHEFFIELD, Duke of BUCKINGHAM. Works, 1723 Ah! gaze not on those eyes!

277 C. COCKBURN. Works, 1751. 'Ah! who, in all those happy 300

ANON. In a Collection of Songs, set by Mr. PIXELL, Birmingham 1745). Alexis shunned his fellow Swains

74 M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709 All in the Downs the Fleet was.... 160

J. GAY. Poems, 1720.
Almenon had a sort of merit..

292 T.C. PAGET, Lord PAGET. In his

Miscellanies, 1741.
Alone, by a lonely willow..

273 H. CAREY. Poems, 3rd Ed., 1729. As, after noon, one summer's day 79

M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709.
As Chloe on flowers réclined o'er . 253

Rev. J. HOADLY; usually called Mr.
Chancellor HOADLY. In R. DODSLEY'S

Collection, &c., V, 1758.
A silly Shepherd wooed; but wist

ANON. In J. DRYDEN'S Miscellany

Poems, VI, 1716. At night, by moonlight, on the plain 220

E. ROOME. His alteration of R.

BRome's Jovial Crew, 1731. A trifling Song you shall hear 64

G. FARQUHAR. Beaux Stratagem

(1707), in Comedies, 1728. At St. Osyth's, near the Mill 291

Sir C. H. WILLIAMS, K.B. Works,

1822. A wanton Bee, of ancient fame....


I 22

Cease, fair Calistris! cease...

51 M., Lady CHUDLEIGH. Poems, 1703. Cease, fond Shepherd ! Cease 145 Lady M. W. MONTAGU. Works,

1803 Cease your funning!.

171 J. GAY.

The Beggar's Opera, 1728. Cease your music, gentle Swains! 107

A. PHILIPS. Pastorals, 8.C., 1748. Celia and I, the other day.

82 M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709. Close by those meads for ever 16

A. POPE. Rape of the Lock, ist Ed.,

1714. Come, gentle God of soft desire!.. 283

J. THOMSON. Poems, 1750.
Come, let us now resolve at last .. 131

Works, 1723
Cupid and Fortune long agreed


his Miscellanies, 1725. Away! Let nought to Love...... 208

Anon. In Miscellaneous Poems, ed.

by D. Lewis, 1726. A wretch, long tortured with

121 ANON. În Poetical Miscellanies, ed. by Sir R. STEELE, 1714.

ANON. In Miscellany, ed. by J.

HUSBANDS, Oxf., 173!.
Cupid and Venus jointly strove 251

W. POPPLE. In Miscellaneous Poems,
ed. by R. SAVAGE, 1726.
Cupid ! instruct an am'rous

54 W. WALSH. In J. DRYDEN's Miscellany Poems, V, 1704.


258 PAGE Cursed be the wretch that's

272 H. CAREY. Poems, 3rd Ed., 1729. The last two lines are from Musical Miscellany, V, 1731. (M.)


Daphne, the beautiful and


[A. HAMMOND)'s New Miscellany, 1720. Daphnis stood pensive in the...... 164

J. GAY. Poems, 1720. Dear Betty! come, give me sweet 288 Sir C. H. WILLIAMS, K.B. Works,

1822. Dear Colin ! prevent my warm.... 142

I. CONWAY, Countess of HERTFORD.
In R. DODSLEY's Collection, $c., VI,

Dear Doctor of St. Mary's..

289 Sir C. H. WILLIAMS, K.B. Works,

1822. Dear Gray! that always in my

R. WEST. In J. GRAY's Poems,
York, 1775.
Delia ! how long must I despair 240

Works, 1732.
Despairing, beside a clear stream..

125 N. ROWE, P.L. Poetical Works,

2nd Ed., 1720. Did ever'Swain, a Nymph adore 242

C. HAMILTON, Lord BINNING. In Gentleman's Magazine for March, 1741. 'Did our sighing Lovers know 220

E. ROOME. His alteration of R. BROME's Jovial Crew, 173!. Disarmed with so genteel an Air.. 109


In P. BAYLE's Dictionary, X, 1741. Distracted with care..

52 W. WALSH. In J. DRYDEN's Mis

cellany Poems, V, 1704. Dost thou, my friend! desire to rise 296

R. DODSLEY. Trifles, 1745.


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248 G. LYTTELTON, Lord LYTTELTON. In R. DODSLEY's Collection, &c., II,

1748. False though She be to me and.... 57

W. CONGREVE. Works, 1710. Farewell, my Mistress! I'll be .... 130 ANON. In J. DRYDEN's Miscellany

Poems, VI, 1716. *Fire, Water, Woman, are Man's.. 75

M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709.
Florella! when those eyes I see

96 W. HARRISON. In J. NICHOL's Select

Collection, &C., 1782. Fly from false Man! Dorinda, fly! 149

ANON. In G. VANBRUGHE's Mirth and Harmony (1720). (M.) Foolish Love ! be gone!' said I.. 239 G. GRANVILLE, Lord LANSDOWNE.

Works, 1732 For ever, Fortune ! wilt thou prove 280

J. THOMSON. Poems, 750. 'Frae great Apollo, Poet say 183

A. RAMSAY. Poems, Edin., 1, 1724. From place to place forlorn I go .. 63

Capt. Sir R. STEELE. The Conscious Lovers, 1723. From the Court, to the Cottage.... 270

H. CAREY. In his Musical Century,

1737 From White's and Will's

ios A. PHILIPS. In Poetical Miscellanies, ed. by Sir R. STEELE, 1714.

Gay Bacchus, liking Estcourt's 116

Archdeacon T. PARNELL,D.D. Poems,
ed. A. POPE, 1722. The earlier text in
Poetical Miscellanies, ed. by Sir R.
STEELE, 1714, has 'the stanza in

brackets. 'Gentle Love! this hour befriend.. 128

A. HILL. Works, 1753. Gentlest air, the breath of Lovers! 94

ANON. Poems on variety of subjects,

1710. Gently, my Lute! move ev'ry 214

W. SOMERVILE, Occasional Poems,

&C., 1727 Give me a Lass with a lump of 18!

A. RAMSAY. Poems, II, Edin., 1728. The text is that of the Musical Miscellany, VI, 1731. (M.) God bless the King! I mean the 103

J. BYROM, F.R.Š. Miscellaneous
Poems, Manchester, 1773.
God save great George our King!.. 274

God save our Lord the King

275 H. CAREY. Good Madam! when Ladies are 143

Lady M. W. MONTAGU. In R.
DODSLEY's Collection, fC., VI, 1758.

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