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Groves, where immortal Sages taught :
Unspotted long with human blood.
To * Altered from Shakespear by the Duke of Buckingham, at whose defire these two Chorus's were composed to supply as many, wanting in his play. They were fet many years afterwards by the famous Bononcini, and performed at Buckingham-house, P.
To what new clime, what distant sky,
Forsaken, friendless, shall ye Ay? .
And Athens rising near the pole !
ANTIS TROPHE II.
In ev'ry age, in ev'ry state!
CHORUS of Youths and Virgins.
Wisdom and wit in vain reclaim,
05 And ferner Cassius melts at sunia's eyes.
What is loose love? a tranfient gust,
And burn for ever one ;
Productive as the Sun. Ver. 9. Why, Virtue, etc.) In allusion to chat famous conceit of Guarini, " Se il peccare è sì dolce, etc.
What various joys on one attend,
Whether his hoary fire he sfies,
What home-felt raptures move?
Fires that scorch, yet dare not shine: 40
Sacred Hymen ! thefe are thine.
ODE on SOLITUD E*.
APPY the man, whose with and care
A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air,
In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire,
6 Whose trees in summer yield him shade,
In winter fire.
10 In health of body, peace of mind,
Quiet by day, Sound sleep by night; study and ease,
Together mixt ; sweet recreation; And innocence, which moft does please 15
Thus unlamented let me die,
Tell where I lie.
* This was a very early production of our Author, written at about twelve years old. P.