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Beauties of Hagley.
And honest zeal, unwarp'd by party-rage,
Perhaps thy lov'd LUCINDA shares thy walk,
935 And all the tumult of a guilty world, Tost by ungenerous passions, sinks away. The tender: heart is animated peace; And as it pours its copious treasures forth, In varied converse, softening every theme, 940 You, frequent-pausing, turn, and from her eyes, Where meekened sense, and amiable grace, And lively sweetness dwell, enraptur'd, drink That nameless spirit of ethereal joy, Unutterable happiness! which love,
945 Alone, bestows, and on a favour'd few. Meantime you gain the height, from whose fair brow The bursting prospect spreads immense around;
Advice to the young Fair.
And snatch'd o'er hill and dalė, and wood and lawn,
Flush'd by the spirit of the genial year, 960 Now from the Virgin's cheek a fresher bloom Shoots, less and less, the live carnation round; Her lips blush deeper sweets"; she breathes of youth; The shining moisture swells into her eyes, In brighter flow; her wishing bosom heaves, 965 With palpitations wild; kind tumults seize Her veins, and all her yielding soul is love. From the keen gaze her lover turns away Full of the dear ecstatic power, and sick With sighing languishment. Ah then, ye fair! 970 Be greatly cautious of your sliding hearts :
Advice to young Men respecting Love.
Dare not th' infectious sigh; the pleading look,
And let th' aspiring youth beware of love, 980
985 Still paints th' illusive form; the kindling grace ; Th’inticing smile; the modest-seeming eye, Beneath whose beauteous beams, belying Heaven, Lurk searchless cunning, cruelty, and death : And still, false-warbling in his cheated ear, 990 Her syren voice, enchanting, draws him on To guileful shores, and meads of fatal joy.
Even present, in the very lap of love Inglorious laid ; while music flows around,