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He rejects all employments and places,
In spite of his caution and care,
To avoid the appearance of gain, Say those Tories, his wife has a share,
And all is not ended in vain.
WHEN Phoebus coursing to the West,
His warmer beams withdrew;
Inviting kindly all to rest,
And bid the plains adieu;
As then in silence all things lay,
On Thames' delightful crystal stream,
Why have the fates so cruel been? "Philander's loss I mourn;
"No; rather, I believe, my dear
"If so, my Swan, I'll follow thee,
"But first farewell, my sisters dear, "And all the feather'd train;
"Of Love's kind passion have a care, "Lest you like me complain.
"And fare thee well once happy glade! "Alas, to part 1 weep;
"Thy rush and ozier oft our shade, "Where murmurs lull'd our sleep.
"But, now those balmy joys are fled, "Ye purling streams adieu ! "Since then the gay Philander's dead, Sylvia's no more with you."
Thus sung the lily-drooping fair,
TO THE EDITOR OF THE
OLD WOMAN'S MAGAZINE;
AND FIRST PUBLISHED IN THAT WORK.
WHETHER the petition delivered into the House to prevent the drinking of Gin, is intended really and bonâ fide to answer that salutary purpose, and not merely to *****. If it be, I am for it with all my heart, for I'm afraid excessive drinking, excessive gaming, and excessive playing the fool, will be the destruction of this nation.