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SENT HER WITH
LORD LANSDOWNE's HEROIC LOVE.
The noble Granville here has nicely shown
Well had it been for Priam and his race, Had Fate set me in Agamemnon's place, And you Chryseis : glory should have strove But faintly then against the force of Love.
Deaf to renown, and scorning to be great, I'd left the camp for some obscure retreat. There, gazing on those lovely eyes, prefer One smile of yours to all the pomp of war ; And, every mark of royalty laid down, Had languish'd at your feet, and sav'd the town.
WITH A BOOK OF MORALITY,
So strong the passions of the human mind, To truth reluctant, and to reason blind ; These rules, compard with real life, must seem All airy visions, and an empty dream: For when a plan of conduct we would draw, That dares the critic's eye to show a flaw, Fancy may wish its antitype to see, And feast upon its charms in theory; Yet still in practice all our hopes are vain, To realize this image of the brain.” Thus, foe to Nature, spoke the gloomy sage ; But let his labor'd lines inform the page 3 Let him exhaust his genius to display Truth's pleasant path, and Virtue's peaceful way:
Each moral rule with energy dispense,
THREE AMIABLE SISTERS,
HAMMOND'S LOVE ELEGIES.
BY THE REV.----- KYNASTON, M.A. LATE FELLOW OF BRAZEN-NOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD.
Read here the pangs of unsuccessful Love;
Read then, and listen to the Muse's voice : Let this example sanctify your choice. When the fond youth his passion strives to prove, By Hammond's symptoms try the force of love: Mark well the speaking eye, th' impassion's tear, The pulse quick-throbbing, and the sigh sincere. Then, then be banish'd every meaner guest, Nor avarice, nor ambition, fire your breast,