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A lion rampant, stout and able,
Argent the field, the border fable ;
The gay escutcheon look'd as fine,

new-daub'd country sign. Thus having done what he decreed, Home he returns 'with all his speed : “ Here, fon,” said he, “ since you

will be “ A gentleman in spight of me; Here, fir, this gorgeous bauble take, 66 How well it will become a rake! • Be what you seem : this is your “ But honest Numps shall be my heir ; “ To him I 'll leave my whole estate, • Lest my brave race degenerate.”

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H A P P Y

LUN A TICK:

To Doctor M

A T A L E.

WHEN saints were cheap in good Nol's reign,

As sinners now in Drury-Lane;
Wrapt up in mysteries profound,
A faint perceiv'd his head turn round:
Whether the sweet and savoury wind,
That should have been discharg'd behind,
For want of vent had upward fled,
And seiz'd the fortress of his head;
Ye fage philofophers, debate :
I folve no problems intricate.
That he was mad, to me is clear,
Else why should he, whose nicer ear
Could never bear church-musick here,
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Dream that he heard the blest above,
Chanting in hymns of joy and love?
Organs themselves, which were of yore
The musick of the scarlet whore,
Are now with transport heard. In fine,
Ravish'd with harmony divine,
All earthly blessings he defies,
The guest and favourite of the skies.
At last, his too officious friends
The doctor call, and he attends;
The patient cur’d, demands his fee,
“: Curse on thy farting pills and thee,"
Reply'd the faint : “ ah!' to my cost
“ I'm cur’d; but where's the heaven I lofti
" Go, vile deceiver, get thee hence,
" Who'd barter Paradise for fenfe?"

Ev'n fo bemus'd (that is, poffeft),
With raptures fir’d, and more than bleft;
in pompous epick, towering odes,
I strut with heroes, feast with gods;
Enjoy by turns the tuneful quire,
For me they touch each golden lyre.
Happy delusion! kind deceit!
Till you, my friend, reveal the cheat;
Your eye severe, traces each fault,
Each swelling word, each tinsel thought.
Cur'd of my frenzy, I despise
Such trifles, stript of their disguise,
Convinc'd, and miserably wise.

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CON.

CO N T E N T S.
CONTENT

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Page
HE Chace

THE

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Hobbinol
Field Sports

141
Allan Ramsay to Mr. Somervile

159
An Ode, humbly inscribed to his Grace the Duke

of Marlborough, upon his Removal from all
his Places

163
An Ode, occafioned by the Duke of Marlborough's
embarking for Oftend, An.

1712
To Mr. Addison, occasioned by his purchasing an
Estate in Warwickshire

174
An Imitation of the Ninth Ode of the Fourth

Book of Horace. Inscribed to the Right Ho-
nourable James Stanhope, Esq; one of his Ma-
jesty's Principal Secretaries of State, afterwards
Earl Stanhope

180

To Doctor Mackenzie

The Wife

189

In Memory of the Rev. Mr. Moore

197

Epitaph upon Hugh Lumber, Husbandman

192

The Hip. To William Colimore, Esq; the Day

after the great Meteor, in March 1715

To a Lady, who made me a Present of a Silver Pen 195

Presenting to a Lady a White Rofe and a Red, on

the Tenth of June

196

The Bowling Green

197

The

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221

222

The Lamentation of David over Saul and Jonathan 204 To a Young Lady, with the Iliad of Homer translated

207 An Epistle to Allan Ramsay Ramsay's Answer

214 To Allan Ramsay, upon his publishing his second Volume of Poems

218
To the Author of the Essay on Man
Epistle to Mr. Thomson on the first Edition of 'his

Seasons
To the Right Hon. Lady Anne Coventry; upon

viewing her fine Chimney-Piece of Shell Work 224 Address to his Elbow-Chair, new cloathed 226 Song

228 Paraphrase upon a French Song

229 Hudibras and Milton reconciled. To Sir Adolphus Oughton

230 Upon Miranda's leaving the Country To Phyllis

234 To the Right Honourable the Earl of Hallifax, with the Fable of the Two Springs

235 Song for the Lute

237 The Coquet

238 The Superannuated Lover

ibid. Advice to the Ladies

240 Anacreontic, to Cloe drinking

ibid. To a discarded Toast

241 The Perjured Mistress. From Horace, Epod. xv. ad Neæram

242 To

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