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Each moral rule with energy dispense,
THREE AMIABLE SISTERS,
HAMMOND's LOVE ELEGIES.
THE REV. KYNASTON, M. A.
Late Fellow of Brazen-Nose, 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’d tear, The pulse quick-throbbing, and the sigh sincere. Then, then be banish'd every meaner guest, Nor avarice, nor ambition, fire your breast.
Ye fairer Delias ! choose the better part,
A YOUNG LADY,
PRESENTING THE AUTHOR
WITH A LOCK OF HER HAIR.
By the Same.
The Poets (fabling tribe !) aver,
The wily Goddess then, 'tis said, All with an heavenly-temper'd braid
Of net-work, circled him around,
Thus say the Poets—who in fiction,
Might I the genuine truth reveal, And would you listen to the tale ; Would you, indulgently, supply Whate'er I pass in silence byWhose was the dull, insensate breast, Which Beauty's power, at length confess'de Who soon became, that power to prove, A convert to the force of love: Would
conceive who'tis I meanThe rest 'twere easy to explain :
“ The heavenly net-work, Venus' snare,