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The sun first rising in the morn,
While thus I am able to work at iny mill, That paints the dew-bespangled thorn, While thus thou art kind, and thy iongue but Does not so much the day adorn,
lies still, As does my lovely Pegøy:
Our joys shall continue and ever he new, And when in Thetis' lap to rest,
And none be so happy as Ralph and his Sue. He streaks with gold the ruddy west,
Chorus--I love Sue, &c.
$ 74. Sung in the Winter's Tale. GARRICK. When Zephyr on the violet blows, Or breathes upon the damask rose,
Come, come, my good shepherds, our focks He does not half the sweets disclose
we must shear; That does my lovely Peggy.
In your holiday-suits with your lasses appear : I stole a kiss the other day,
The happiest of folk are the guileless and free; And, crust me, nought but truth I say,
And who are so guileless, so happy, as we? The fragrance of the blooming May
We harbor no passions by luxury taught, Is not so sweet as Peggv.
We practise no arts with hypocrisy fraught; Were she array'd in rustic weed,
What we think in our hearts you may read in With her the bleating flocks I'd feed,
our eyes ; And pipe upon the oaten reed,
For, knowing no falsehood, we need no disguise. To please my lovely Peggy: With her a cottage would delight,
By mode and caprice are the city dames led,
But we as the children of Nature are bred; All's happy when she's in my sight; But when she's gone it's endless night
By her hand alone we are painted and dressid; All's dark without any Peggy.
For the roses will bloom when there's peace in
the breast. While bees from flow'r to flow'r shall rove, And linnels warble through the grove,
That giant, ambition, we never can dread; Or stately swans the rivers love,
Our roofs are too low for so lofty a head: So long shall I love Peggy:
Content and sweet cheerfulness open our door, And when death with his pointed dart They smile with the simple, and feed with the Shall strike the blow that rives my heart,
poor. My words shall be, when I depart,
When love has possest us, that love we reveal ; Adieu, my lovely Peggy!"
Like the flocks that we feed are the passions we
So harmless and simple we sport and we play, $73. Song. The Miller's Wedding. Garrick, And leave to fine folks to deceive and betray. LEAVE, neighbours, your work, and to sport and to play ;
$ 75. Song. GARRICK. Let the tabor strike up, and the village be gay: Ye fair married dames, who so often deplore No day through the year shall more cheerful be That a lover once blest is a lover no more; seen ;
Attend to my counsel, nor blush tu be taught For Ralph of the Mill inarries Sue of the Green. That prudence must cherish what beauty has
caught. I love Sue, and Sue loves me,
The bloom of your cheek, and the glance of And while the wind blows,
your eye, And while the mill goes,
Your roses and lilies, inay inake the men sigh; Who'll be so happy, so happy as we? But roses, and lilies, and sighs pass away, Let lords and fine folks, who for wealth take And passion will die as your beauties decay. a bride,
Use the man that
wed like your favorite Be married to-day, and to-morrow be cloy'd : guitar, My body is stout, and my heart is as sound; Though music's in both, they are both apt to jar; And my love, like my courage, will never give How tuneful and soft from a delicate touch, ground.
Not bandled too roughly, nor play'd on 100 Chorus I love Sue, &c.
much! Let ladies of fashion the best jointures wed, The sparrow and linnet will feed from your Aud prudently take the best bidders to bed :
hand, Such signing and sealing's no part of our bliss; Grow lame at your kindness, and come at comWe settle our hearts, and we seal with a kiss.
mand: Chorus I love Sue, &c.
Exert with your husband the same happy skill, Though Ralph is not courtly, nor none of your
For hearts, like young birds, may be tain'd w beaux, Nor bounces, nor Aatters, nor wears your fine Be gay and good-humor'd, complying and kind, clothes,
Turn the chief of your care from your face to In nothing he 'll follow the folks of high life,
your mind; Nor e'er turn his back on his friend or his wife. 'Tis thus that a wife may her conquest improve, Chorus I love Sue, &c.
And Hymen shall rivet the fetters of Love.
$ 76. Song in Harlequin's Invasion. GARRICK. $ 80. Air in Cymon. GARRICK. To arms ! ye brave mortals, to arms : Yet a while, sweet sleep, deceive me, The road to renown lies before ye!
Fold me in thy downy arms; The name of King Shakspeare has charms Let not care awake to grieve me, To rouse you to actions of glory.
Lull it with ihy potent charms. Away! ye brave mortals, away!
I, a turtle doom'd to stray, 'Tis Nature calls on you to save her;
Quitting young the parent's nest,
Find each bird a bird of prey;
$77. Song in the same. Garrick. Thrice happy the nation that Shakspeare $81. Shakspeare's Mullerry Tree. Garrick. has charm'd!
Behold this fair goblet ! 'twas carv'd from the More happy the bosoms his genius has warm’d! tree, Ye children of nature, of fashion, and whim, Which, O my sweet Shakspeare, was planted He painted you all, all join to praise him.
by thee! Chorus. Come away! come away!
As a relic I kiss it, and bow at thy shrine, His genius calls—you must obey. What comes from thy hand must be ever divine! From highest to lowest, from old to the young,
All shall yield to ibe Mulberry-tree; All states and conditions by him have been sung;
Bend to thee, All passions and humors were rais'd by his pen;
Matchless was he He could soar with the eagle, and sink with the wren.
Who planted thee, Chorus. Come away, &c.
And thou like him immortal shalt be. To praise him ye Fairies and Genii repait,
Ye trees of the forest, so rampant and high, He knew where ye haunted, in earth or in air: Who spread round your branches, whose heads No phantom so subtle'could glide from his view,
sweep the sky; The wings of his fancy were swifter than you. To root out the natives at prices so dear; [here
Ye curious exotics, whom taste has brought Chorus. Come away! come away! His genius calls you must obey.
All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree, &c. The oak is held royal, is Britain's great boast,
Preserv'd once our king, and will always our $ 78. Song in the Country. Girl. GARRICK.
[that fight, Tell not me of the roses and lilies
But of fir we make ships, we have thousands Which tinge the fair cheek of your Phyllis ; While one, only one, like our Shakspeare can Tell not me of the dimples and eyes
write. For which silly Corydon dies :
All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree, &c. Let all whining lovers go hang;
Let Venus delight in her gay myrtle bowers, My heart would you hit,
Pomona in fruit-trees, and Flora in flowers; Tip your arrow with wit, And it comes to my heart with a twang, twang, With the sweetestof Howers, and fairest of fruit.
The garden of Shakspeare all fancies will suit, And it comes to my heart with a twang.
All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree, &c. I am rock to the handsome and pretty,
With learning and knowledge the well-letter'd Can only be touch'd by the witty ;
[church; And beauty will ogle in vain : The way to my heart's through my brain.
Supplies law and physic, and grace for the Let all whining lovers go hang:
But law and the gospel in Shakspeare we find,
And he gives the best physic for body and mind. We wits, you must know, Have two strings to our bow,
All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree, &c. To return them their darts with a twang, twang, From him and his merits this takes its degree;
The fame of the patron gives fame to the tree, To return them their darts with a twang.
Let Phæbus and Bacchus their glories resign,
Our tree shall surpass both the laurel and vine. $ 79. Air in Cymon. Garrick.
All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree, &c.
The genius of Shakspeare outshines the bright gave me last week a young linnet, Shut up in a fine golden cage;
day, Yet how sad the poor thing was within it,
More rapture than wine to the heart can convey; O how it did Gutter and rage!
So the tree that he planted, by making his own, Then he mop'd and he pin'd,
Has laurel, and bays, and the vine, all in one. That his wings were contin'd,
. All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree, &c. Till I opend the door of his den:
Then each take a relic of this hallow'd tree; Then so merry was he;
From folly and fashion a charm let it be: And, because he was free,
Fill, fill to the planter the cup to the brim; He came to his cage back again.
To honor the country, do honor to him.
All shall yield to the Mulberry-tree;
Weep no more, lady, weep no more, Bend to thee,
Thy sorrow is in vain : Blest Mulberry !
For violets pluck'd, the sweetest show'rs Matchless was he
Will ne'er make
Why then should sorrow last?
Grieve not for what is past.
O say not so, thou holy friar ! able little fragments of ancient ballads, the entire co
pray thee, say not so! pies of which could not be recovered. Many of For since my true love died for me, These being of the most beautiful and pathetic sim
'Tis meet my tears should flow. plicity, the Editor was tempted to select some of And will he never come again? them, and with a few supplimental stanzas to con- Will he ne'er come again? nect them together, and form them into a little tale. One small fragment was taken from Beaumont and Ah, no! he is dead, and laid in his grave, Fletcher."
For ever to remain. It was a friar of orders grey
His cheek was redder than the rose, Walk'd forth to tell his beads;
The comeliest youth was he. And he met with a lady fair,
But he is dead, and laid in his grave,
Alas! and woe is me!
Men were deceivers ever;
One foot on sea, and one on land, My true-love thou didst see.
To one thing constant never. And how should I know your true-love Hadst thou been fond, he had been false, From many another one ?
And left thee sad and heavy; O, by his cockle hat and staff,
For young men ever were fickle found, And by his sandal shoon:
Since summer-trees were leafy. But chiefly by his face and mien,
Now say not so, thou holy friar,
thee, say not so ! His Haxen locks, that sweetly curl'd,
My love he had the truest heart;
O he was ever true!
And art thou dead, thou much-lov'd youth?
And didst thou die for me? And at his head a green-grass turf,
Then farewell, home! for evermore And at his heels a stone.
A pilgrim I will be.
But first upon my true-love's grave
My weary limbs I'll lay;
And thrice I'll kiss the green-grass turf And 'plaining of her pride.
That wraps his breathless clay.
Yet stay, fair lady, stay a while
Beneath this cloister wall :
See, through the hawthorn blows the wind,
And drizzly rain doth fall.
O stay me not, thou holy friar,
O stay me not, I pray!
No drizzly rain that falls on me
Can wash my
Yet stay, fair lady, turn again,
And dry those pearly tears;
For see, beneath this gown of grey,
Thy own true-love appears.
Here, forced by grief and hopeless love, My sorrow now reprove ;
These holy weeds I sought: For I have lost the sweetest youth
And here, ainidst these lonely walls, That e'er won lady's love.
To end my days I thought.
But haply, for my year of grace
Is not yet pass'd away,
Might I still hope to win thy love,
No longer would I stay.
Now fareivell grief, and welcome joy And as she passed by,
With a scornful glance of her eye,
What a shame, quoth she,
For a swain must it be,
And dost thou nothing heed $83. Song. Black-eyed Susan. Gay.
What Pan our god has decreed, All in the Downs the fleet was moor’d,
What a prize to-day
Shall be given away,
Now busily prepares
The bonny boon to gain.
Tune ihy pipe once again,
So the sweet lark, high-pois'd in air, Alas! my love, I cried,
What avails this courtly pride ?
Since thy dear desert
Is written in my heart,
In this homely russet grey,
Than the nymphs of our green, Let me kiss off that falling tear :
So trim and so sheen, We only part to meet again.
Or the brightest queen of May.
My own dear maid,
away, And a shepherd all thy own.
§ 85. Song. PRIOR.
Alexis shunn'd his fellow-swains, Thy skin is ivory so white.
Their rural sports and jocund strains : Thus every beauteous object that I view Heaven shield us all from Cupid's bow! Wakes in my soul some charm of lovely Sue.
He lost his crook, he left his flocks,
And, wand'ring through the lonely rocks, Though battle calls me from thy arms,
He nourish'd endless woe. Let not my pretty Susau mourn; Though cannons roar, yet free from harms, The nymphs and shepherds round him came, William shall to his dear return:
His grief some pity, others blame, Love turns aside the balls that round me fly, The fatal cause all kindly seek;. Lest precious tears should drop from Susan's eye. He mingled his concern with theirs,
He The boatswain gives the dreadful word,
them back their friendly tears,
He sigh’d, but could not speak.
Clarinda came, among the rest;
And ask'd the reason of his woe; 7 dieu! she cries, and wav'd her lily hand.
She ask'd, but with an air and mien
She fear'd too much to know.
The shepherd rais'd his mournful head : s on a summer's day,
And will you pardon me, he said, the greenwood shade I lay,
While I the cruel truth reveal; The maid that I lov'd,
Which nothing from my breast should tear, As her fancy mov'd,
Which never should offend your ear, ume walking forth that way.
But that you bid me tell?
Book IV. 'Tis thus I rove, 'tis thus complain,
When in the silence of the grove Since you appear'd upon the plain;
Poor Damon thus despair'd of love : You are the cause of all my care:
Who seeks to pluck the fragrant rose Your eyes ten thousand daggers dart,
From the hard rock or oozy beach, Ten thousand torments vex my heart,
Who from each weed that barren grows I love, and I despair.
Expects the grape or downy peach, Too much, Alexis, have I heard ;
With equal faith may hope to find 'Tis what I thought, 'tis what I fear'd, The truth of love in woman-kind. And yet I pardon you, she cried ;
No herds have I, no fleecy care,
No fields that wave with golden grain,
A woman's venal heart to gain ;
Then all in vain my sighs must prove, $ 86. Song
Whose whole estate, alas! is love. One morning very early, one morning in the How wretched is the faithful youth, spring,
Since women's hearts are bought and sold ! I heard a maid in Bedlam, who mournfully did They ask no vows of sacred truth; sing;
Whene'er they sigh, they sigh for gold: Her chains she rattled on her hands, while Gold can the frowns of scorn remove;
But I am scorn'd-who have but love.
What wealth, what riches, would suffice? And cruel, cruel was the ship that bore my
The lustre of thy rival eyes ; from me! Yet I love his parents, since they're his, altho' For there the world too cheap must prore: they're ruin'd me,
Can I then buy-who have but love? And I love my love, because I know my love | Then, Mary, since nor gems nor ore
Can with thy brighter self compare, 0! should it please the pitying pow'rs to call Be just, as fair, and value more me to the sky,
Than gems or ore a heart sincere : 1'd claim a guardian angel's charge, around my who pays thy worth inust pay in love.
Let treasure meaner beauties more; love to Ay; To guard him from all dangers, how happy
should I be! For I love my love, because I know my
$ 88. Song: loves me.
What beauties does Flora disclose! I'll make a strawy garland, I'll make it won
How sweet are her smiles upon Tweed! drous fine,
But Mary's, still sweeter than those,
Both nature and fancy exceed.
Nor all the gay flow’rs of the field, loves me.
Such beauty and pleasure can yield. O if I were a little bird to build upon his The warblers are heard in each grove, breast,
[rest! Or if I were a nightingale to sing my love to The blackbird, and sweet cooing dove,
The linnet, the lark, and the thrush,
With music enchant ev'ry bush.
Come, let us go forth to the mead,
Let us see how the primroses spring; loves me.
We'll lodge in some village on Tweed, o, if I were an eagle, to soar into the sky! And love while the feather'd folks sing. I'd gaze around with piercing eyes where I my How does my love pass the long day?
love might spy; But ah, unhappy maiden! that love you ne'er | Do they never carelessly stray,
Does Mary not tend a few sheep? shall see: Yet I love my love, because I know my love Tweed's murinors should loll her to rest ;
While happily she lies asleep? loves me.
Kind Nature indulging my bliss,
To relieve the soft pains of my breast $87. Song.
I'd steal an ambrosial kiss.
'Tis she does the virgins excel,
The flocks were peon'd within the fold ; She's fairest where thousands are fais.