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CHILD. One father fondled me upon his knee. One father is enough, alone, for me.

QUEEN ORIANA'S DREAM.

On a bank with roses shaded,
Whose sweet scent the violets aided,
Violets whose breath alone
Yields but feeble smell or none,
(Sweeter bed Jove ne'er repos'd on
When his eyes Olympus closed on)
While o'er head six slaves did hold
Canopy of cloth o’gold,
And two more did music keep,
Which might Juno lull to sleep,
Oriana who was queen
To the mighty Tamerlane,
That was lord of all the land
Between Thrace and Samarchand,
While the noon-tide fervor beam'd,
Mused herself to sleep, and dream'd.

Thus far, in magnific strain,
A young poet sooth'd his vein,
But he had nor prose nor numbers
To express a princess' slumbers,

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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 trophy-
What he 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.

A BALLAD:

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 and Young Courtier.”

In a costly palace Youth goes clad in gold;
In a wretched workhouse Age's limbs are cold:
There they sit, the old men by a shivering fire,
Still close and closer cowering, warmth is their

desire.

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

fare.

In a costly palace Youth is still carest
By a train of attendants which laugh at my

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
Do but chance to prick a finger, strait the doc-

tor is called in ; In a wretched workhouse men are left to perish For want of proper cordials, which their old age

might cherish.

In a costly palace Youth enjoys bis lust;
In a wretched workbouse Age, in corners thrust,
Thinks

upon

the former days, when he was well to do, Had children to stand by him, both friends and

kinsmen too..

In a costly palace Youth his temples hides
With a new devised peruke that reaches to his

sides : In a wretched workhouse Age's crown is bare, With a few thin locks just to fence out the cold air.

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