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LAMENTATION OF GLUMDALCLITCH
LOSS OF GRILDRIG.
OON as Glumdalclitch mifs'd her pleafing care,
No Brit fh mifs fincerer grief has known,
Her fquirrel miffing, or her fparrow flown.
She furl'd her fan.pler, and haul'd-in her thread,
Then fpread her hands, and with a bounce let fall
In peals of thunder now fhe roars, and now
Her locks difhevel'd, and her flood of tears,
" Where twin'd the filver eel around thy hook, "And all the little monsters of the brook? "Sure in that lake he dropt: My Grilly 's drown'd."She dragg'd the cruet, but no Grildrig found.
"Vain is thy courage, Grilly, vain thy boast:
"But little creatures enterprize the most.
"Or, tumbled from the toad@ool's flippery round,
"Or funk within the peach's down, repofe?
"Within the king-cup if thy limbs are spread,
"Or in the golden cowflip's velvet head :
"O fhew me, Flora, 'midst thofe fweets, the flower "Where fleeps my Grildrig in his fragrant bower! 50
But ah! I fear thy little fancy roves "On little females, and on little loves;
Thy pigmy children, and thy tiny spouse, "The baby-playthings that adorn thy house,
"Doors, windows, chimneys, and the fpacious rooms "Equal in fize to cells of honeycombs.
"Haft thou for thefe now ventur'd from the fhore,
Thy bark a bean-fhell, and a straw thy oar?
"No more behold thee turn my watch's key,
She faid; but broken accents stopt her voice,
TO QUINBUS FLESTRIN,
A LILLIPUTIAN ODE.
Propt the skies:
See! and believe your eyes?
See him ftride
When he treads,
Clouds he blows
Thunder breaks !
When he eats,
When he drinks,
(Lofty Poet!)touch the sky.
TO BE PLACED UNDER THE PICTURE
SIR RICHARD BLACKMORE,
A COMPLEAT CATALOGUE OF HIS WORKS.
EE who ne'er was nor will be half read:
Who first fang (1) Arthur, then fang (2) Alfred; Prais'd great (3) Eliza in God's anger,
Till all true Englishmen cry'd, Hang her!
And of (9) redemption made damn'd work.
(1) Two Heroic Poems, in folio, twenty books. (2) Heroic Poem, in twelve books.
(3) Heroic Poem, in folio, ten books.
(4) Inftructions to Vanderbank, a tapestry-weaver. (5) Hymn to the light.
(6) Satire against wit.
(7) Of the nature of man.
(8) Creation, a Poem, in feven books..
(9) Redemption, another Heroic Poem in fix books.