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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!'
THE MUTUAL SYMPTOMS.
*Ah! who, in all those happy plains,
With Colin may compare!
Admired by all the Fair.
For oft, with tearful eye,
He does! I know not Why?
'He pressed my hand. I blushed and sighed;
Yet hope he did not see !
But gently sighed, like me!
If Colin feigned the sigh;
It does! I know now Why?
Say, gentle God! whose mighty laws
Prevail o'er Nymph and Swain;
Of Colin's tender pain !
The cause of Colin's woe!
Alas! too well I know !
THE END OF THE POPE ANTHOLOGY.
FIRST LINES AND NOTES.
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.
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.
292 T.C. PAGET, Lord PAGET. In his
273 H. CAREY. Poems, 3rd Ed., 1729. As, after noon, one summer's day 79
M. PRIOR. Poems, 1709.
Rev. J. HOADLY; usually called Mr.
Collection, &c., V, 1758.
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....
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.
J. SHEFFIELD, Duke of BUCKINGHAM.
E. HOWARD, Earl of SUFFOLK. In
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!.
W. POPPLE. In Miscellaneous Poems,
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
157 W. BEDINGFIELD. In
[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.
289 Sir C. H. WILLIAMS, K.B. Works,
1822. Dear Gray! that always in my
R. WEST. In J. GRAY's Poems,
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
A. FINCH, Countess of WINCHILSEA.
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.
PAGE Fair Venus ! whose delightful
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.
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,
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
275 H. CAREY. Good Madam! when Ladies are 143
Lady M. W. MONTAGU. In R.