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TO THE IMMORTAL MEMORY OF THE
ON WHICH I DINED THIS DAY, MONDAY, APRIL 26, 1784.
Where hast thou floated, in what seas pursued
-Wherever thou hast fed, thou little thought'st,
fish, To him who sent theel and success, as oft As it descends into the billowy gulf,
To the same drag that caught thee!—Fare thee well!
INSCRIPTION FOR A STONE ERECTED
AT THE SOWING OF A GROVE OF OAKS AT CHILLINGTON,
THE SEAT OF T. GIFFARD, ESQ. 1790.
Other stones the era tell
Which shall longest brave the sky,
Cherish honour, virtue, truth,
For a stone erected on a similar occasion at the same place
in the following year.
READER! behold a monument
That asks no sigh or tear,
Of a great burial here.
TO MRS. KING,
On her kind present to the author, a patchwork counterpane
of her own making.
The bard, if e'er he feel at all,
Both on his heart and head,
Who deigns to deck his bed.
A bed like this, in ancient time,
(As Homer's epic shows)
For Jove and Juno rose.
Less beautiful, however gay,
Receives the weary swain,
Till roused to toil again.
What labours of the loom I see ! Looms numberless have groan'd for me! .. Should every maiden come
To scramble for the patch that bears
The bell would toll for some.
And oh, what havoc would ensue ! • #This bright display of every hue
All in a moment fled !
Each pocketing a shred.
Thanks then to every gentle fair
As bird of borrow'd feather,
Who put the whole together.
Soon watery grew her eyes and dim,
But with a joyful tear, 14 M None else, except in prayer for him,
George ever drew from her. 1. j'
Like those in fable feign'd, ovisn!
Created and sustain'd. it. I 'T But other magic there, she knew,
Had been exerted none,
cer That cordial thought her spirit cheer'd, og And, through the eumbrous throng, 4781* Not else unworthy to be fear’d, .. 'gruaj? nue)
Convey'd her calm along... So, ancient poets say, serene i oboi sitt. Vill : The sea-maid rides the waves, i sem jut.
And fearless of the billowy scene in < Her peaceful bosom laves.
With more than astronomic eyes", sisse, etc "}" She view'd the sparkling show; ... 1.147 One Georgian star adorns the skies,
? PELE 973 She myriads found below. * Yet let the glories of a night'. Ent 24
r g I Like that, once seen, suffice.o Heaven grant us no such future sight, fundua
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