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He sees thee gentle, fair and gay, And trusts the faithless April of thy May.
Cowley. Upon a paper written with the juice of lemon, and read by the fire :
Nothing yet in thee is seen,
within, A new-born wood of various lines there
Here sprouts a V, and there a T, And all the flourishing letters stand in rows.
AS they fought only for novelty, they did not much enquire whether their
allufions were to things high or low, elegant or gross; whether they compared the little to the great, or the great to the little.
Physick and Chirurgery for a Lover.' Gently, ah gently, madam, touch
The wound, which you yourself have
made ; , . ...in That pain must needs be very much,
Which makes me of your hand afraid. Cordials of pity give me now, For I too weak for purgings grow.
Cowley: The World and a Clock. Mahol, th’inferior world's fantastic face, Thro’all the turns of matter's maze did trace; F 3
Great Nature's well-fee clock in pieces !!71.took ; .: :' ::. .. On all the springs and fmallest wheels
did look Of life and motion; and with equal art Made up again the whole of every paxt.
julio ' COWLEY. A coal-pit has not often found its poet ; but that it may not want its due honour's Creveland has paralleled it with the Sun: ye js.!.!.in !!! ! The modräte value of our guiltlefs ore, Makes no man atheist, nor no woman
whore ... ! Yet why should hallow'd vestals sacred
'fhrine, Deserve more honour than a fiaming
These pregnant wombs of heat would
fitter be Than a few embers for a deity. Had he our pits, the Persian would
admire No fun, but warm's devotion at our fire: He'd leave the trotting whipster, and
prefer Our profound Vulcan ’bove that wag
For wants he heat? or light? or would
have store? Or both ? 'tis here : and what can fuas
give more? Nay, what's the fun, but in a different
name, . A coal-pit rampant, or a mine on flame!
Then let this truth reciprocally run,
· dare Venture their stakes, with him in joy to
THEIR thoughts and expressions
were sometimes grossly absurd, and such as no figures or licence can reconcile to the understanding.