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Then let the boobies stay at home;
Less trouble taking twice the sum
Appress ED. To HENRY cowPER, Esq. On his emphatical and interesting Delivery of the Defence of Warren Hastings, Esq., in the House of Lords. CowPER, whose silver voice, task'd sometimes hard, Legends prolix delivers in the ears (Attentive when thou read'st) of England's peers, Let verse at length yield thee thy just reward.
Thou wast not heard with drowsy disregard,
Mute as eler gazed on orator or bard.
Thou art not voice alone, but hast beside
LINES ADDRESSED TO DR DARWIN,
Two Poets" (poets, by report,
Sweet harmonist of Flora's court!
They best can judge a poet's worth,
Wetherefore pleased, extol thy song,
Rich in embellishment as strong,
No envy mingles with our praise,
At any poet's happier lays,
But we, in mutual bondage knit
Can gaze on even Darwin's wit
*Alluding to the poem by Mr Hayley, which accompanied these lines,
And deem the Bard, whoe'er he be,
Who would not twine a wreath for theo.
ON MRS MONTAGU'S FEATHER-HANGINGs.
The birds put off their every hue To dress a room for Montagu. The peacock sends his heavenly dyes, His rainbows and his starry eyes; The pheasant plumes, which round enfold His mantling neck with downy gold; The cock his arch'd tail's azure show ; And, river-blanch'd, the swan his snow. All tribes beside of Indian name, That glossy shine, or vivid flame, Where rises, and where sets the day, Whate'er they boast of rich and gay, Contribute to the É. plan, Proud to advance it all they can. This o neither dashing shower, Nor blasts, that shake the dripping bower, Shall drench again or discompose, But, screen'd from every storm that blows, It boasts a splendour ever new, Safe with protecting Montagu. To the same patroness resort, Secure of favour at her court, Strong Genius, from whose forge of thought Forms rise, to quick perfection wrought, Which, though new-born, with vigour move, Like Pallas springing arm'd from Jove— Imagination scattering round Wild roses over furrow'd ground, Which Labour of his frown beguile, And teach Philosophy a smileWit flashing on Religion's side, Whose fires, to sacred truth applied, The gem, though luminous before, Qbtrude on human notice more, Like sunbeams on the golden height Qf some tall temple playing bright— Well tutor'd Learning, from his books Dismiss'd with grave, not haughty, looks, Their order on his shelves exact, Not more harmonious or compact Than that to which he keeps confined The various treasures of his mindAll these to Montagu's repair, #. a. i. ter there. ere Genius, Learning, Fan Their ruffled plumage #. #: Wit,
(For stormy troubles loudest roar
vERSEs, Supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during his solitary abcde in the island of Juan Fernandez. IAM monarch of all I survey, Myright there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute. O Solitude! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
I am out of humanity's reach
Society, friendship, and love,
Religions what treasure untold
Ye winds, that have made me your sport,
Some cordial endearing report
My friends, do they now and then send
0 tell me I yet have a friend,
How fleet is the glance of the mind!
But the sea-fowl is gone to her nest,
on obSERVING SOME NAMES OF LITTLE NOTE: recorded IN THE BIOGRAPHIA BRITANNICA.
OH, fond . to give a deathless lot
So when a child, as playful children use,
REPORT OF AN ADJUDGED CASE,
BETWEEN Nose and Eyes a strange contest arose,
The point in dispute was, as all the world knows,
So Tongue was the lawyer, and argued the cause
While chief baron Ear sat to balance the laws,
In behalf of the Nose it will quickly appear,
That the Nose has had spectacles always in wear,
Then holding the spectacles up to the court—
As wide as the ridge of the Nose is; in short,
Again, would your lordship a moment suppose
That the visage or countenance had not a Nose,
On the whole it appears, and my argument shows,
That the spectacles plainly were made for the Nose,
Then shifting his side (as a lawyer knows how),
So his lordship decreed with a grave solemn tone,
That, whenever the Nose . his spectacles on,
ON THE PROMOTION OF EDWARD THURLOW, ESQ. to THE LORD High CHANCELLORSHIP OF ENGLAnd,
Round Thurlow's head in early youth,
Fair Science pour'd the light of truth,
See with united wonder cried
Ambition in a boy supplied
Discernment, eloquence, and grace,
The balance in the highest place,
The praise bestow'd was just and wise;
Secure of conquest, where the prize
So the best courser on the plain
And does but at the goal obtain