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A love-poem from a physician to his miftress
Tbe end of the MISCELLANIES in V&B SE,
An essay on the fates of clergymen.
An essay on modern education
A letter to a very young lady on her marriage
A preface to Bishop Burnet's introduction,
Polite conversation. In three dialogues
Directions to servants
The duty of servants at inns
The life and genuine character of Dr Swift
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MISCELLANIES in VERSE.
C O N T I N E D.
A beautiful Young Nymph going to bed *. Written for the honour of the Fair Sex, in 1731.
ORINNA, pride of Drury-lane,
Never did Covent-garden boaft
* This poem, for which some have thought no apology could be offered, deserves, on the contrary, great commendation; as it much mon forcibly restrains the thoughtless and the young from the risk of health and life, by picking up a prostitute, than the finest declamation on the fordidness of the appetite. Hawkes. VOL. VII.
Proceeding on, the lovely goddess
55 Because she pays them all in kind,
Et longam incomitata videtur
CORINNA wakes. A dreadful fight!
65 Muft ev'ry morn her limbs unite. But how shall I describe her arts To recollect the fcatter'd parts? Or shew the anguish, toil, and pain, Of gath'ring op herself again? The bashful muse will never bear In such a scene to interfere. Corinna in the morning dizen'd, Who sees, will spue; who smells, be poison d. STRE PHON and CHLOE*.
Written in the year 1731. OF
Chloe all the town has rung,
By ev'ry fize of poets sung:
5 And faultless to a single hair.
* This poem has among others been censured for in delicacy; but with no better reason than a medicine would be rejected for its ill taste. By attending to the marriage of Strephon and Chloe, the reader is necessarily led to consider the effect of that gross familiarity in which it is to be feared many married persons think they have a right to indulge themselves : he who is disgusted.at the picture, feels the force of the precept, not to disgust another by his practice: and let it never be forgotten, that nothing quenches desire like indelicacy; and that when desire has been ibus quenched, kindness will inevitably grow cold. Hawkef.
Her graceful mien, her shape, and face,
Dear Venus, hide this wondrous maid,
But Strephon figh'd so loud and strong,
$ Though deep, yet clear, Gr. Denbam.