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EPISTLES

FAMILIAR AND HUMOROUS.

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EPISTLES FAMILIAR AND HUMOROUS.

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1. FROM Soame Jenyns, Esq.

To the Lord Lovelace

1

II. To Lord Bathurst. By Lady

Mary Wortley Montagu g

III. To the Earl of Middleton.

By Sir George Etherege 13

Iv. To the Rev. Sir J. Dolben,

Bart, D.D.

17

V, To the Hon. G. Doddington.

By Christopher Pitt, M. A. 21

VI. To the Rev. Christ. Pitt.

From his Brother

23

VII. TO J. Hawkesworth, L.L.D.

By Francis Fawkes, M. A. 25

VIII. TO Pollio. By the late

Earl Nugent

27

IX. From Celia to Cloe. Ву

Isaac Hawkins Browne, Esq. 30

X. TO Miss Anne Conolly, from

Miss Courtenay

32

XI. To a Lady, in Autumn. By

the late Earl of Chesterfield 36

XII. From J. Bramston to Capt.

Hinton

38

XIII. From T. H. to Sir Hans

Sloane, Bart.

41

XIV. Isaac Hawkins Browne to

Himself

44

XV. To Mr. H **. By Sir W.

Yonge, Bart.

49

XVI. To the Lord Visc. Pul-

teney. By G. Colman, Esq. 54

XVII. From Cambridge to Mas-

ter Henry Archer. By Edw.

Littleton, L. L. D.

58

XVIII. To Corinna. By Isaac

Hawkins Browne, Esq. 63

XIX. Capt. Thomas to Capt. Price 67

FAMILIAR AND HUMOROUS.

EPISTLE I.

FROM

SOAME JENYNS, ESQ.

IN THE COUNTRY,

To the
LORD LOVELACE

IN TOWN.

In days, my Lord, when mother Time,
Though now grown old, was in her prime,
When Saturn first began to rule,
And Jove was hardly come from school,
How happy was a country life!
How free from wickedness and strife !
Then each man liv'd upon his farm,
And thought and did no mortal harm;
On mossy banks fair virgins slept,
As harmless as the flocks they kept;
Then love was all they had to do,
And nymphs were chaste, and swains were true.

But now, whatever poets write, 'Tis sure the case is alter'd quite,

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