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of greedy insects, that with fruitless toil, Was of the sylvan kind, unciviliz'd, Flap filmy pennons oft, to extricate

Of no regard, till Scudamore's skilful hand Their feet, in liquid shackles bound, till death Improv'd her, and by courtly discipline Bereave them of their worthless souls : such doom Taught her the savage nature to forget : Wails luxury, and lawless love of gain!

Hence styl’d the Scudamorean plant; whose wine Howe'er thou may'st forbid external force, Whoever tastes, let him with grateful heart Intestine evils will prevail ; damp airs,

Respect that ancient loyal house, and wish And rainy winters, to the centre pierce

The nobler peer, that now transcends our hopes The firmest fruits, and by unseen decay

In early worth, his country's justest pride, The proper relish vitiate : then the grub

Uninterrupted joy, and health entire. Oft unobserv'd invades the vital core,

Let every tree in every garden own Pernicious tenant, and her secret cave

The Red-streak as supreme, whose pulpous fruit Enlarges hourly, preying on the pulp

With gold irradiate, and vermilion shines,
Ceaseless; meanwhile the apple's outward form Tempting, not fatal, as the birth of that
Delectable the witless swain beguiles,

Primeval interdicted plant that won
Till, with a writhen mouth, and spattering noise, Fond Eve in hapless hour to taste, and die.
He tastes the bitter morsel, and rejects

This, of more bounteous influence, inspires
Disrelishd; not with less surprise, than when Poetic raptures, and the lowly Muse
Embattled troops with flowing banners pass Kindles to loftier strains; even I perceive
Through flowery meads delighted, nor distrust Her sacred virtue. See! the numbers flow
The smiling surface; whilst the cavern'd ground, Easy, whilst, cheer'd with her nectareous juice,
With grain incentive stord, by sudden blaze Hers, and my country's praises I exalt.
Bursts fatal, and involves the hopes of war, Hail Herefordian plant, that dost disdain
In fiery whirls ; full of victorious thoughts, All other fields! Heaven's sweetest blessing, hail !
Torn and dismember'd, they aloft expire.

Be thou the copious matter of my song, Now turn thine eye to view Alcinous' groves, And thy choice nectar; on which always waits The pride of the Phæacian isle, from whence, Laughter, and sport, and care-beguiling wit, Sailing the spaces of the boundless deep,

And friendship, chief delight of human life. To Ariconium precious fruits arriv'd:

What should we wish for more? or why, in quest The Pippin burnish'd o'er with gold, the Moyle Of foreign vintage, insincere, and mixt, Of sweetest honied taste, the fair Permain Traverse th' extremest world ? why tempt the rage Temper'd, like comeliest nymph, with red and white. Of the rough ocean? when our native glebe Salopian acres flourish with a growth

Imparts, from bounteous womb, annual recruits Peculiar, styld the Ottley: be thou first

Of wine delectable, that far surmounts This apple to transplant; if to the name

Gallic, or Latin grapes, or those that see Its merit answers, nowhere shalt thou find The setting sun near Calpe's towering height. A wine more priz'd, or laudable of taste.

Nor let the Rhodian, nor the Lesbian vines Nor does the Eliot least deserve thy care,

Vaunt their rich Must, nor let Tokay contend Nor John-Apple, whose wither'd rind, intrencht For sovereignty ; Phanæus' self must bow With many a furrow, aptly represents

To th' Ariconian vales : and shall we doubt
Decrepit age, nor that from Harvey nam’d, T'improve our vegetable wealth, or let
Quick-relishing: why should we sing the Thrift, The soil lie idle, which, with fit manure,
Codling, or Pomroy, or of pimpled coat

With largest usury repay, alone
The Russet, or the Cat's-Head's weighty orb, Empower'd to supply what Nature asks
Enormous in its growth, for various use

Frugal, or what nice appetite requires ?
Though these are meet, though after full repast The meadows here, with battening ooze enrich'd,
Are oft requir'd, and crown the rich dessert? Give spirit to the grass ; three cubits high

What, though the Pear-tree rival not the worth The jointed herbage shoots; th' unfallow'd glebe Of Ariconian products? yet her freight

Yearly o'ercomes the granaries with store
Is not contemn'd, yet her wide-branching arms Of golden wheat, the strength of human life.
Best screen thy mansion from the fervent Dog, Lo, on auxiliary poles, the hops
Adverse to life; the wintry hurricanes

Ascending spiral, rang'd in meet array!
In vain employ their roar, her trunk unmoy'd Lo, how the arable with barley-grain
Breaks the strong onset, and controls their rage. Stands thick, o'ershadow'd, to the thirsty hind
Chiefly the Bosbury, whose large increase, Transporting prospect! these, as modern use
Annual, in sumptuous banquets claims applause. Ordains, infus'd, an auburn drink compose,
Thrice-acceptable beverage! could but Art Wholesome, of deathless fame. Here, lo the sighi,
Subdue the floating lee, Pomona's self

Apples of price, and plenteous sheaves of corn, Would dread thy praise, and shun the dubious strife. Oft interlac'd occur, and both imbibe Be it thy choice, when summer-heats annoy, Fitting congenial juice ; so rich the soil, To sit beneath her leafy canopy,

So much does fructuous moisture o'er-abound! Quaffing rich liquids! oh! how sweet t' enjoy, Nor are the hills unamiable, whose tops At once her fruits, and hospitable shade! To Heaven aspire, affording prospect sweet

But how with equal numbers shall we match To human ken; nor at their feet the vales The Musk's surpassing worth ; that earliest gives Descending gently, where the lowing herd Sure hopes of racy wine, and in its youth, Chew verdurous pasture; nor the yellow fields Its tender nonage, loads the spreading boughs Gaily interchang'd, with rich variety With large and juicy offspring, that defies

Pleasing; as when an emerald green, enchas'd The vernal nippings, and cold sideral blasts! In flamy gold, from the bright mass acquires Yet let her to the Red-streak yield, that once A nobler hue, more delicate to sight.

Next add the sylvan shades, and silent groves, O thou of ancient faith! exulting, thee,
(Haunt of the Druids) whence the Earth is fed In her fair list this happy land enrolls.
With copious fuel ; whence the sturdy oak, Who can refuse a tributary verse
A prince's refuge once, th' eternal guard

To Weymouth, firmest friend of slighted worth
Of England's throne, by sweating peasants sellid, In evil days ? whose hospitable gate,
Stems the vast main, and bears tremendous war Unbarr’d to all, invites a numerous train
To distant nations, or with sov'reign sway

Of daily guests; whose board, with plenty crown'd,
Awes the divided world to peace and love.

Revives ihe feast-rites old: meanwhile his care
Why should the Chalybes or Bilboa boast Forgets not the afflicted, but content
Their harden'd iron; when our mines produce In acts of secret goodness, shuns the praise
As perfect martial ore? Can Tmolus' head That sure attends. Permit me, bounteous lord,
Vie with our saffron odors? or the fleece

To blazon what, though hid, will beauteous shine,
Bætic, or finest Tarentine, compare

And with thy name to dignify my song.
With Lemster's silken wool ? Where shall we find But who is he, that on the winding stream
Men more undaunted, for their country's weal Of Vaga first drew vital breath, and now
More prodigal of life? In ancient days

Approv'd in Anna's secret councils sits,
The Roman legions, and great Cæsar, found Weighing the sum of things, with wise forecast
Our fathers no mean foes : and Cressy's plains, Solicitous of public good ? How large
And Agincouri, deep-ting'd with blood, confess His mind, that comprehends whate'er was known
What the Silures' vigor unwithstood

To old, or present time; yet not elate,
Could do in rigid fight; and chiefly what

Not conscious of its skill? What praise deserves
Brydges' wide-wasting hand, first garter'd knight, His liberal hand, that gathers but to give,
Puissant author of great Chandos' stem,

Preventing suit ? O not unthankful Muse,
High Chandos, that transmits paternal worth, Hinn lowly reverence, that first deign'd to hear
Prudence, and ancient prowess, and renown, Thy pipe, and screen'd thee from opprobrious
T' his noble offspring. O thrice-happy peer!

tongues,
That, blest with hoary vigor, view'st thyself Acknowledge thy own Harley, and his name
Fresh blooming in thy generous son; whose lips, Inscribe on every bark; the wounded plants
Flowing with nervous eloquence exact,

Will fast increase, faster thy just respect.
Charm the wise senate, and attention win

Such are our heroes, by their virtues known, In deepest councils : Ariconium pleas'd,

Or skill in peace, and war: of softer mould Him, as her chosen worthy, first salutes.

The female sex, with sweet attractive airs
Him on th' Iberian, on the Gallic shore,

Subdue obdurate hearts. The travellers oft,
Him hardy Britons bless ; his faithful hand That view their matchless forms with transient glance
Conveys new courage from afar, nor more

Catch sudden love, and sigh for nymphs unknown,
The general's conduct, than his care avails. Smit with the magic of their eyes : nor hath

Thee also, glorious branch of Cecil's line, The dædal hand of Nature only pour'd
This country claims; with pride and joy to thee Her gifts of outward grace; their innocence
Thy Alierennis calls : yet she endures

Unseign'd, and virtue most engaging, free
Patient thy absence, since thy prudent choice From pride, or artifice, long joys afford
Has fix'd ihee in the Muses' fairest seat,*

To th' honest nuptial bed, and in the wane Where Aldricht reigns, and from his endless store Of life, rebate the miseries of

age. or universal knowledge still supplies

And is there found a wretch so base of mind, His noble care : he generous thoughts instils That woman's powerful beauty dares condemn, Of true nobility, their country's love,

Exactest work of Heaven? He ill deserves (Chief end of life, and forms their ductile minds Or love, or pity; friendless let him see To human virtues : by his genius led,

Uneasy, tedious day, despis'd, forlorn, Thou soon in every art pre-eminent

As stain of human race: but may the man, Shalı grace this isle, and rise to Burleigh's fame. That cheerfully recounts the female's praise,

Hail, high-born peer! and thou, great nurse of arts, Find equal love, and love's untainted sweets And men, from whence conspicuous patriots spring, Enjoy with honor! 0, ye gods ! might I Hanmer, and Bromley; thou, to whom with due Elect my fate, my happiest choice should be Respect Wintonia bows, and joyful owns

A fair and modest virgin, that invites Thy mitred offspring; be for ever blest

With aspect chaste, forbidding loose desire, With like examples, and to future times

Tenderly smiling; in whose heavenly eye Proficuous, such a race of men produce,

Sits purest love enthron'd: but if the stars
As, in the cause of virtue firm, may fix

Malignant these my better hopes oppose,
Her throne inviolate. Hear, ye gods, this vow May I, at least, the sacred pleasures know
From one, the meanest in her numerous train; Of strictest amity; nor ever want
Though meanest, not least studious of her praise. A friend, with whom I mutually may share

Muse, raise thy voice to Beaufort's spotless fame, Gladness and anguish, by kind intercourse
To Bcaufort, in a long descent deriv'd

Of speech and offices. May in my mind, From royal ancestry, of kingly rights

Indelible, a grateful sense remain Faithful assertors, in him centering meet

Of favors undeserv'dO thou! from whom Their glorious virtues, high desert from pride Gladly both rich and low seek aid ; most wise Disjoin'd, unshaken honor, and contempt

Interpreter of right, whose gracious voice Of strong alluremenis. O illustrious prince! Breathes equity, and curbs too rigid law

With mild, impartial reason; what returns
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Of thanks are due to thy beneficence
Dr. Aldrich, dean of Christ Church.

Freely vouchsaf'd, when to the gates of Death

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I tended prone? if thy indulgent care

of Phæbus, nor less fit Mæonides, Had not preven'd, among unbodied shades Poor eyeless pilgrim! and, if after these, I now had wander'd; and these empty thoughts If after these another I may name, Of apples perish'd; but, uprais'd by thee, Thus tender Spenser liv'd, with mean repast I tune my pipe afresh, each night and day, Content, depress'd by penury, and pin'd Thy unexampled goodness to extol

In foreign realm; yet not debas'd his verse Desirous; but nor night, nor day, suffice

By Fortune's frowns. And had that other bard,* For that great task; the highly-honor'd name Oh, had but he, that first ennobled song Of Trevor must employ my willing thoughts With holy rapture, like his Abdiel been; Incessant, dwell for ever on my tongue.

'Mong many faithless, strictly faithful found; Let me be grateful; but let far from me

Unpitied, he should not have wail'd his orbs, Be fawning cringe, and false dissembling look, That rollid in vain to find the piercing ray, And servile flattery, that harbors oft

And found no dawn, by dim diffusion veilid !
In courts and gilded roofs. Some loose the bands But he—however, let the Muse abstain,
Of ancient friendship, cancel Nature's laws Nor blast his fame, from whom she learnt to sing
For pageantry, and tawdry gewgaws. Some In much inferior strains, grovelling beneath
Renounce their sires, oppose paternal right Th' Olympian hill, on plains, and vales intent,
For rule and power; and others realms invade Mean follower. There let her rest awhile,
With specious shows of love. This traitorous wretch Pleas'd with the fragrant walks, and cool retreat
Betrays his sovereign. Others, destitute
or real zeal, to every altar bend
By lucre sway'd, and act the basest things

Book II.
To be styl'd honorable : the honest man,
Simple of heart, prefers inglorious want

O HARCOURT, whom th' ingenuous love of arts
To ill-got wealth ; rather from door to door, Has carried from thy native soil, beyond
A jocund pilgrim, though distress'd, he'll rove, Th' eternal Alpine snows, and now detains
Than break his plighted faith; nor fear, nor hope, In Italy's waste realms, how long must we
Will shock his stedfast soul; rather debarr'd Lament thy absence? whilst in sweet sojourn
Each common privilege, cut off from hopes Thou view'st the relics of old Rome; or, what
Of meanest gain, of present goods despoil'd, Unrivall'd authors by their presence made
He'll bear the marks of infamy contemn'd,

For ever venerable, rural seats, Unpitied ; yet his mind, of evil pure,

Tibur, and Tusculum, or Virgil's urn, Supports him, and intention free from fraud. Green with immortal bays, which haply thou, If no retinue with observant eyes

Respecting his great name, dost now approach Attend him, if he can't with purple stain

With bended knee, and strow with purple flowers • Of cumbrous vestments, labor'd o'er with gold, Unmindful of thy friends, that ill can brook Dazzle the crowd, and set them all agape ; This long delay. At length, dear youth, return, Yet clad in homely weeds, from Envy's darts Of wit and judgment ripe in blooming years, Remote he lives, nor knows the nightly pangs And Britain's isle with Latian knowledge grace. Of conscience, nor with spectres' grisly forms, Return, and let thy father's worth excite Demons, and injur'd souls, at close of day Thirst of pre-eminence; see! how the cause Annoy'd, sad interrupted slumbers finds;

Of widows, and of orphans, he asserts But (as a child, whose inexperienc'd age

With winning rhetoric, and well-argu'd law! Nor evil purpose fears, nor knows) enjoys Mark well his footsteps, and, like him, deserve Night's sweet refreshment, humid sleep sincere. Thy prince's favor, and thy country's love. When Chanticleer, with clarion shrill, recalls Meanwhile (although the Massic grape delights, The tardy day, he to his labors hies

Pregnant of racy juice, and Formian hills Gladsome, intent on somewhat that may ease Temper thy cups, yet) wilt not thou reject Unhealthy mortals, and with curious search | Thy native liquors : lo! for thee my mill Examines all the properties of herbs,

Now grinds choice apples, and the British vats Fossils, and minerals, that th' embowell'd Earth O'erflow with generous Cider; far remote Displays, if by his industry he can

Accept this labor, nor despise the Muse, Benefit human race: or else his thoughts

That, passing lands and seas, on thee attends. Are exercis'd with speculations deep

Thus far of trees: the pleasing task remains, Of good, and just, and meet, and th' wholesome rules To sing of wines, and Autumn's blest increase. or temperance, and aught that may improve Th' effects of art are shown, yet what avails The moral life; not sedulous to rail,

'Gainst Heaven? oft, notwithstanding all thy care Nor with envenom'd tongue to blast the fame To help thy plants, when the small fruitery seems Of harmless men, or secret whispers spread

Exempt from ills, an oriental blast 'Mong faithful friends, to breed distrust and hate. Disastrous flies, soon as the hind fatigu'd Studious of virtue, he no life observes,

Unyokes his team ; the tender freight, unskill'd Except his own; his own employs his cares,

To bear the hot disease, distemper'd pines Large subject! that he labors to resine

In the year's prime: the deadly plague annoys Daily, nor of his little stock denies

The wide inclosure: think not vainly now
Fit alms to lazers, merciful and meek.

To treat thy neighbors with mellifluous cups,
Thus sacred Virgil lived from courtly vice, Thus disappointed. If the former years
And bates of pompous Rome secure ; at court, Exhibit no supplies, alas! thou must
Süll thoughtful of the rural honest life,

With tasteless water wash thy drouthy throat.
And how t’ improve his grounds, and how himself:
Best poet! fit exemplar for the tribe

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A thousand accidents the farmer's hopes By stormy shocks, must not neglected lie, Subvert, or check; uncertain all his toil,

The prey of worms: a frugal man I knew, Till lusty Autumn's lukewarın days, allay'd Rich in one barren acre, which, subdued With gentle colds, insensibly confirm

By endless culture, with sufficient Must His ripening labors : Autumn, to the fruits His casks replenish'd yearly: be no more Earth's various lap produces, vigor gives

Desir'd, nor wanted ; diligent to learn Equal, intenerating milky grain,

The various seasons, and by skill repel Berries, and sky-dy'd Plums, and what in coat Invading pests, successful in his cares, Rough, or sofi-rin'd, or bearded husk, or shell ; Till the damp Libyan wind, with tempests arm'd Fat Olives, and Pistacio's fragrant nut,

Outrageous, bluster'd horrible amidst And the Pine's tasteful apple: Autumn paints His Cider-grove: o'erturn'd by furious blasts, Ausonian hills with Grapes; whilst English plains The sightly ranks fall prostrate, and around Blush with pomaceous harvests, breathing sweets. Their fruitage scatter'd, from the genial boughs O let me now, when the kind early dew

Stript immature : yet did he not repine, Unlocks th' embosom'd odors, walk among Nor curse his stars : but prudent, his fallen heaps The well-rang'd files of trees, whose full-ag'd store Collecting, cherish'd with the tepid wreaths Diffuse ambrosial steams, than Myrrh, or Nard, Of tedded grass, and the Sun's mellowing beams More grateful, or perfuming flowery Bean!

Rivali'd with ariful heats, and thence procur'd Soft whispering airs, and the lark's matin song A costly liquor, by improving time, 'Then woo to musing, and becalm the mind Equallid with what the happiest vintage bears. Perplex'd with irksome thoughts. Thrice-happy time, But this I warn thee, and shall always warn, Best portion of the various year, in which

No heterogeneous mixtures use, as some Nature rejoiceth, smiling on her works

With wat'ry turnips have debas'd their wines, Lovely, to full perfection wrought! but ah! Too frugal; nor let the crude humors dance Short are our joys, and neighboring griefs disturb In heated brass, steaming with fire intense ; Our pleasant hours! inclement Winter dwells Although Devonia much commends the use Contiguous; forth with frosty blasts deface

of strength'ning Vulcan: with their native strength The blithesome year: trees of their shriveld fruits Thy wines sufficient, other aid refuse; Are widow'd, dreary storms o'er all prevail! And, when th' allotted orb of time's complete, Now, now's the time, ere hasty suns forbid Are more commended than the labor'd drinks. To work, disburthen thou thy sapless wood

Nor let thy avarice tempt thee to withdraw Of its rich progeny; the turgid fruit

The priest's appointed share ; with cheerful heart A bounds with mellow liquor : now exhort The tenth of thy increase bestow, and own Thy hinds to exercise the pointed steel

Heaven's bounteous goodness, that will sure repay On the hard rock, and give a wheely form Thy grateful duty: this neglected, fear To the expected grinder: now prepare

Signal vengeance, such as overtook Materials for thy mill; a sturdy post

A miser, that unjustly once withheld Cylindric, to support the grinder's weight The clergy's due: relying on himself, Excessive; and a flexile sallow, intrench'd,

His fields he tended, with successless care, Rounding. capacious of the juicy hoard.

Early and late, when or unwish'd-for rain Nor must thou not be mindful of thy press, Descended, or unseasonable frosts Long ere the vintage ; but with timely care Curb'd his increasing hopes ; or, when around Shave the goat's shaggy beard, lest thou too late The clouds dropt fatness, in the middle sky In vain shouldst seek a strainer to dispart The dew suspended staid, and left unmoist The husky, terrene dregs, from purer Must. His execrable glebe : recording this. Be cautious next a proper steed to find,

Be just, and wise, and tremble to transgress. Whose prime is past; the vigorous rse disdains Learn now the promise of the coming year, Such servile labors, or, if forc'd, forgets

To know, that by no flattering signs abus'd, His past achievements, and victorious palms. Thou wisely may'st provide: the various Moon Blind Bayard rather, worn with work, and years, Prophetic, and attendant stars, explain Shall roll th' unwieldy stone; with sober pace Each rising dawn; ere icy crusts surmount He'll tread the circling path till dewy eve, The current stream, the heavenly orbs serene From early day-spring, pleas'd to find his age Twinkle with trembling rays, and Cynthia glows Declining not unuseful to his lord.

With light unsullied : now the fowler, warn'd Some, when the press, by utmost vigor screw'd, By these good omens, with swift early steps (glades Has drain’d the pulpous mass, regale their swine Treads the crimp earth, ranging through fields and With the dry refuse ; thou, more wise, shalt steep Offensive to the birds ; sulphureous death Thy husks in water, and again employ

Checks their mid Night, and heedless while they strain The ponderous engine. Water will imbibe Their tuneful throats, the towering, heavy lead The small remains of spirit, and acquire

O'ertakes their speed; they leave their little lives A vinous flavor; this the peasants blithe

Above the clouds, precipitant to Earth. Will quaff, and whistle, as thy tinkling team

The woodcock's early visit, and abode They drive, and sing of Fusca's radiant eyes, of long continuance in our temperate clime, Pleas'd with the medley draught. Nor shalt thou now Foretell a liberal harvest; he of times Reject the apple-cheese, though quite exhaust : Intelligent, the harsh Hyperborean ice Even now 'r will cherish, and improve the roots Shuns for our equal winters; when our suns Of sickly plants; new vigor hence convey'd Cleave the chill'd soil, he backward wings his way Will yield an harvest of unusual growth.

To Scandinavian frozen summers, meet Such profit springs from husks discreetly us'd! For his numb'd blood. But nothing profits more

The tender apples, from their parents rent Than frequent snows: 0, may'st thou often see

Thy surrows whiten'd by the woolly rain

Egregious, Rum, and Rice's spirit extract. Nutritious! secret nitre lurks within

For here, expos'd to perpendicular rays,
The porous wet. quickening the languid glebe. In vain they covet shades, and Thracia's gales,

Sometimes thou shalt with fervent vows implore Pining with equinoctial heat, unless
A moderate wind: the orchat loves to wave The cordial glass perpetual motion keep,
With winter winds, before the geins exert

Quick circuiting ; nor dare they close their eyes,
Their feeble heads; the loosen'd roots then drink Void of a bulky charger near their lips,
Large increment, earnest of happy years.

With which, in often-interrupted sleep, Nor will it nothing profit to observe

'Their frying blood compels to irrigate The monthly stars, their powerful influence Their dry-furr'd tongues, else minutely to death O'er planted fields, wbat vegetables reign

Obnoxious, dismal death, ih'effect of drought! Under each sign. On our account has Jove

More happy they, born in Columbus' world, Indulgent, to all moons some succulent plant Carybbes, and they, whom the Couon plant Allotted, that poor helpless man might slack With downy-sprouting vests arrays! their woods His present thirst, and matter find for toil.

Bow with prodigious nuts, that give at once
Now will the Corinths, now the Rasps, supply Celestial food, and nectar; then, at hand
Delicious draughts; the Quinces now, or Plums, The Lemon, uncorrupt with voyage long,
Or Cherries, or the fair Thisbeian fruit

To vinous spirits added (heavenly drink !)
Are prest to wines ; the Britons squeeze the works They with pneumatic engine ceaseless draw,
Of sedulous bees, and mixing odorous herbs Intent on laughter; a continual tide
Prepare balsamic cups, to wheezing lungs

Flows from tire exhilarating fount. As, when Medicinal, and short-breath'd, ancient sires.

Against a secret chiff, with sudden shock But, if thou 'rt indefatigably bent

A ship is dashd, and leaking drinks the sea, To toil, and omnifarious drinks wouldst brew; Th' astonish'd mariners aye ply the pump, Besides the orchat, every hedge and bush

Nor stay, nor rest, till the wide breach is clos'd : Affords assistance; ev'n afflictive Birch,

So they (but cheerful) unfatigued, still move Curs'd by unletter'd, idle youth, distils

The draining sucker, then alone concernid A limpid current from her wounded bark,

When the dry bowl forbids their pleasing work. Profuse of nursing sap. When solar beams

But if to hoarding thou art bent, thy hopes Parch thirsty human veins, the damask'd meads, Are frustrate, shouldst thou think thy pipes will flow Unforc'd, display ten thousand painted flowers With early limpid wine. The hoarded store, Useful in potables. Thy liutle sons

And the harsh draught, must twice endure ihe Sun's Permit to range the pastures : gladly they

Kind strengthening heal, iwice Winter's purging Will mow the cowslip-posies, faintly sweet,

cold. From whence thou artificial wines shalt drain There are, that a compounded fluid drain Of icy taste, that, in mid fervors, best

From different mixtures, Woodcock, Pippin, Moyle, Slack craving thirst, and mitigate the day.

Rough Eliot, sweet Permain: the blended streams
Happy Tërne,* whose most wholesome air (Each mutually correcting each) create
Poisons envenom'd spiders, and forbids

A pleasurable medley, of what taste
The baleful toad, and viper, from her shore ! Hardly distinguish'd ; as the showery arch,
More happy in her balmy draughts, enrich'd With listed colors gay, ore, azure, gules,
With miscellaneous spices, and the root,

Delights and puzzles the beholder's eye,
(For thirst-abaring sweetness prais'd) which wide That views the wat’ry brede, with thousand shows
Extend her fame, and to each drooping heart Of painture varied, yet 's unskill'd to tell
Present redress, and lively health convey.

Or where one color rises, or one faints.
See, how the Belgæ, sedulous and stout,

Some Ciders have by art, or age, unlearn'd
With bowls of fattening Mum, or blissful cups Their genuine relish, and of sundry vines
Of kernel-relish'd Auids, the fair star

Assum'd the flavor ; one sort counterfeits of early Phosphorus salute at noon

The Spanish product; this, to Gauls has seem'd Jocund with frequent-rising fumes! by use The sparkling Nectar of Champagne ; with that, Instructed, thus to quell their native phlegm A German oft has swillid his throat, and sworn, Prevailing, and engender wayward mirth.

Deluded, that imperial Rhine bestow'd What need to treat of distant climes, remov'd The generous rummer, whilst the owner, pleas'd, Far from the sloping journey of the year,

Laughs inly at his guests, thus entertain'd Beyond Petsora, and Islandic coasts?

With foreign vintage from his cider-cask. Where ever-during snows, perpetual shades

Soon as thy liquor from the narrow cells Of darkness, would congeal their livid blood, Of close-prest husks is freed, thou must refrain Did not the Arctic tract spontaneous yield Thy thirsty soul ; let none persuade to broach A cheering purple berry, big with wine,

Thy thick, un wholesome, undigested cades : Intensely fervent, which each hour they crave, The hoary frosts, and northern blasts, take care Spread round a flaming pile of pines, and oft Thy muddy beverage to serene, and drive They interlard their native drinks with choice Precipitant the baser, ropy lees. Of strongest Brandy, yet scarce with these aids And now thy wine's transpicuous, purg'd from all Enabled to prevent the sudden rot

Its earthly gross, yet let it feed awhile
Of freezing nose, and quick-decaying feet, On the fat refuse, lest, too soon disjoin'd,
Nor less the sable borderers of Nile,

From sprightly, it to sharp or vapid change.
Nor they who Taprobane manure, nor they When to convenient vigor it attains,
Whom sunny Bornio bears, are stor'd with streams Suffice it to provide a brazen tube

Inflext; self-taught, and voluntary, flies
• Ireland.

The defecated liquor, through the vent

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