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But men of discerning,

Have thought, that in learning, To yield to a Lady was hard.

Impertinent schools,

Where Pedants give rules, Have reading to females deny'd :

So Papist s refuse,

The Bible to use, Lest flocks should be wise as their guide.

'Twas a female at first,

(Indeed she was curst) In knowledge that tasted delight :

And Sages agree,

Our laws will decree,
To the first possessor the right.

Then bravely, fair dame,

Renew the old claim,
Which to your whole sex doth belong :

And let men receive,

From a second bright Eve, The knowledge of right and of wrong. . But if Eve the first,

Was so cruelly curst, When only one apple had she :

What punishment new,

Shall be found out for you,
Who have robb’d the whole fruit of the tree.

To the Two Miss Woodwards." The charms of sweet Lydia inspire me,

Her face, shape, and wit, I adore : But Emily's smiling eyes fire me

With wishes I ne'er felt before.

The bright mind of Lydia’s a jewel,

Well set in an elegant frame : But Emily pleases me too well,

To examine what causes my flame.

His measure with Lydia Time loses,

Hours glide like the minutes away : If Emily her presence refuses,

One moment appears a whole day.

One sister my head so possesses,

My reason with her would take part : But the other that rebel suppresses,

And absolute reigns in my heart.

To musick when gay Lydia bounds,

My fancy too dances the hays: When Emily's spinnet resounds,

I feel on my heart-string she plays.

Fair Lydia all the Graces adorn,

Every word, every look l approve; But Emily's serene as the morn,

And I only know this, that I love.

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About 1700—1773.

. Walter Harte was the son of a clergyman of the same name

who obtained, mirabile dictu, a Prebendary of Bristol, through the recommendation of Lord Chancellor Jefferies, in return for the manly freedom with which he remon.

strated against his severities at Taunton. The subject of this biographical sketch was authour of the History of Gustavus Adolphus, which work has been aptly said to be “ full of Latinisms, Gallicisms, German. icisms, and all isms, but Anglicisms.” He was tutor to Lord Chesterfield's son, and is thus spoken of in Anderson's collection : The character of Harte seems to have been highly ami. able and respectable. He was beloved, esteemed, and revered by his friends. The testimonies of Pope, Fen. ton, and Lyttleton, are unquestionable authorities in favour of his intellectual and moral endowments. Even Chesterfield concurs in the fullest commendation of his amiable worth and consummate erudition, though his fastidious delicacy unfitted him to balance the excellence of his moral qualities against his deficiency in the graces of personal behaviour.

Meditations on Christ's Death and Passion.

An Emblem.

He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for

our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon · - him. Isaiah liji. 5. Σός είμι, ΧΡΙΣΤΕ· σώσον, ώς Αυλος θελεις.

Respice dum transis; Quia sis mihi causa doloris.

Haste not so fast, on worldly cares employ'd,
Thy bleeding Saviour asks a short delay :
What trifling bliss is still to be enjoy'd,
What change of folly wings thee on thy way?
Look back a moment, pause a while, and stay,
For thee thy God assumed the human frame ;
For thee the guildess pains and anguish try'd ;
Thy passions sin excepted) his became :
Like thee he suffer'd, hunger'd, wept, and died.

Nor wealth nor plenty did he ever taste,
The moss his pillow, oft his couch the ground;
The poor man's bread completed his repast ;
Home he had none, and quiet never found,
For fell Reproach pursued, and aim'd the wound ;

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