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QUEEN ORIANA'S DREAM,
On a bank with roses shaded,
Thus far, in magnific strain,
Youthful Richard had strange fancies, Was deep versed in old romances, And could talk whole hours upon The great Cham and Prester John, Tell the field in which the Sophi From the Tartar won a trophyWhat be read with such delight of, Thought he could as eas’ly write of But his over-young invention Kept not pace with brave intention. Twenty suns did rise and set, And he could no further get; But, unable to proceed, Made a virtue out of need, And, his labours wiselier deem'd of, Did omit what the queen dreum'd of,
NOTING THE DIFFERENCE OF RICH AND POOR,
IN THE WAYS OF A RICH NOBLE'S PALACE
AND A POOR WORKHOUSE.
To the Tune of the “ Old und Young Courtier."
IN a costly palace Youth goes clad in gold;
In a costly palace, when the brave gallants
dine, They have store of good venison, with old
canary wine, With singing and music to heighten the cheer; Coarse bits, with grudging, are the pauper's best
In a costly palace Youth is still carest
young Lord's jest; In a wretched work house the contrary prevails : Does Age begin to prattle?-no man heark’neth
to his tales.
In a costly palace if the child with a pin
tor is called in ; In a wretched workhouse men are left to perish For want of proper cordials, which their old age
In a costly palace Youth enjoys his lust;
the former days, when he was well to do, Had children to stand him, both friends and
In a costly palace Youth his temples hides
In a wretched workhouse Age's crown is bare, With a few thin locks just to fence out the cold air.