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For sure such two conspiring minds,
Did thus unite;
Start, or decline,
TO AMORET, GONE FROM HOME.
ANCY and I, last evening walkt,
And Amoret, of thee we talkt;
Fountain or well, as before. G.
And with an open, free embrace,
Why Amoret, why should not wee?
A SONG TO AMORET.
That's wedded to the sphere;
As April's mildest teares;
And spacious share of Earth,
And court his golden birth :
For all these arts I'de not believe,
-No, though he should be thine-
So rich a heart as mine.
And greater men then I:
They never shall come nigh."
Or for a day desire,
This endles, holy fire.
IS true, I am undone : yet e're I dye,
prove In them the metempsuchosis of love.
1 MS. as before :
But with my true steadfast minde
None can pretend to vie.' G.
'Twas I-when others scorn'd-vow'd you were
fair, And sware thy breath enrich'd the courser aire, Lent roses to your cheekes, made Flora bring Her nymphs with all the glories of the Spring To waite upon thy face, and gave my heart A pledge to Cupid for a quicker dart, To arme those eyes against my selfe ; to me Thou owest that tongue's bewitching harmonye: I courted angels from those upper joyes, And made them leave their spheres to heare thy
voice: I made the Indian curse the houres he spent To seeke his pearles, and wisely to repent His former folly, and confesse a sinne, Charm'd by the brighter lustre of thy skinne. I borrow'd from the winds, the gentler wing Of Zephirus, and soft soules of the Spring And made—to ayre those cheeks wth fresher graceThe warm inspirers dwell upon thy face.
Oh! jam satis....
Occasionally written upon a meeting with some of his
friends at the Globe Tarerne, in a chamber painted over head with a cloudy skie, and some few dispersed starres, and on the sides, with land-scapes, hills, shepheards and sheep.'
ARKNES, and stars i' th’ mid-day! They
Our active fancies to beleere it night :
i Seo our Essay in the present volume, for remarks on this poem, and its value and interest. G.