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A costly liquor, by improving time,
Indulgent to all moons fome succulent plant Equal'd with what the happiest vintage bears. Allotted, that poor helpless man might lack But this I warn thee, and shall always warn,
His present thirst, and matter find for toil. No heterogeneous mixtures use, as some
Now will the Corinths, now the Rarps, supply With watery turnips have debas'd their wines,
Delicious draughts; the Quinces now, or Plumbs, Too frugal; nor let the crude humours dance Or Cherries, or the fair Thilbeian fruit In heated brass, steaming with fire intense ;
Are prest to wines; the Britons squeeze the works Although Devonia much commends the use
Of sedulous bees, and mixing odorous herbs Of strengthening Vulcan ; with their native strength Prepare balsamic cups, to wheezing lungs Thy wines sufficient, other aid refuse;
Medicinal, and thort-breath'd, ancient fires.
But, if thou 'rt indefatigably bent
Besides the orchat, every hedge and bush
Curs'd by unletter'd, idle youth, distils Heaven's bounteous goodness, that will sure repay
A limpid current from her wounded bark, Thy grateful duty : this neglected, fear
Profule of nursing sap. When solar beams Signal avengeance, such as overtook
Parch thirsty human veins, the damask'd meads, A miser, that unjustly once withheld
Unforc'd, display ten thousand painted flowers The ciergy's due: relying on himself,
Useful in porables. Thy little sons His fields he tended, with successful care,
Permit to range the pastures; gladly they Early and late, when or unwith’d-for rain
Will mow the Cowslip-pofies, faintly sweet,
From whence thou artificial wines shalt drain
Slack craving thirst, and mitigate the day.
Happy lërne *, whose most wholesome air
Poisons envenom'd spiders, and forbids
More happy in her balmy draughts, enrich'd
With miscellaneous spices, and the root Thou wisely may'st provide : the various moon (For thirst-abating sweetness prais’d), which wide Prophetic, and attendant stars, explain
Extend her fame, and to each drooping heart Each rising dawn; ere icy crusts surmount
Present redress, and lively health convey.
See, how the Belgæ, sedulous and stout,
Of early Phosphorus salute, at noon Treads the crimp earth, ranging through fields and Jocund with frequent-rising fumes ! by use glades
instructed, thus to quell their native phlegm Offensive to the birds ; sulphureous death
Prevailing, and engender wayward mirth. Checks their mid Aight, and heedless while they strain
What need to treat of diftant climes, remov'd Their tuneful throats, the towering, heavy lead,
Far from the Noping journey of the year, D'ertakes their speed; they leave their little lives
Beyond Petsora, and Illandic coasts? Above the clouds, precipitant to earth.
Where ever-during snows, perpetual shades The woodcock's early visit, and abode
Of darkness, would congeal their livid blood, Of long continuance in our temperate clime,
Did not the Arctic tract spontaneous yield Foretel a liberal harvest; he of times
A chearing purple berry, big with wine, Intelligent, the harih Hyperborean ice
Intensely fervent, which each hour they crave, Shuns for our equal winters; when our funs
Spread round a flaming pile of pines, and oft
Of strongest Brandy, yet scarce with these aids
Nor less the fable borderers of Nile,
Nor they who Taprobane manure, nor they, The porous wet, quickening the languid glebe.
Whom sunny Borneo bears, are stor'd with streams Sometimes thou shalt with fervent vows implore Egregious, Rum, and Rice's spirit extract. A moderate wind; the orchat loves to wave
For here, expos'd to perpendicular rays,
In vain they covet shades, and Thrascia's gales,
The cordial glass perpetual motion keep,
Quick circuiting ; nor dare they close their eyes, The monthly stars, their powerful influence
Void of a bolky charger near their lips, D'er planted fields, what vegetables reign 'sider cach lign. On our account has jovę
Pearl, and barbaric gold : Meanwhile the swains Whose shrilling clang reach'd heaven's extremeft sphere, Shall unmolested reap what plenty ftrows
Rouz'd at the blast, the gods with winged speed From well-stor’d'horr, rich grain, and timely fruits. To learn the sidings come, on radiant thrones The elder year, Pomona, pleas’d, shall deck
with fair memorials, and impreses quaint With ruby-cinctur'd births, whose liquid itore Emblazon'd o'er they fate, devis'd of old Abundant, flowing in well-blended streams,
By Muliber, nor small his skill I ween. The natives shall applaud ; while glad they talk There she relates what Churchill's arm had wrought, Of balefull ills, caus'd by Bellona's wrath
On Blenheim's bloody plain. Up Bacchus rose, In other realms; where'er the British spread
By his plamp cheek and barrel belly known,
Around his rosy brow ia ringlets curld;
And in his hand a bunch of grapes he held,
He mov'd, that straighit the nectar'd bowl should flow,
Uncommon orgies thoula be kept till eve,
Till ali were rued with immortal moust, 1706. Delicious tipple! tiat, in heavenly veins
Afimiled, vigorous ichor üred, “ Per ambages, Dcorumque ministeria
Supe.ior to Fronriniac, or Bordeaux, “ Præcipitandus eft liber spiritus." PETRONIUS. Or old Falern, Campania's best increases
Or the more dulcet juice the happy illes
From Palma or Forteventura (end.
Joy fuh'd on every face, and pleasing gles
Inward affent discover'd, till uprose Merlin the seer didît visit, whilft he sate
Ceres, no: blithe, for marks of latent woe With astrolabe prophetic, to foresee
Dim on her visage lour'd: such her deport Young actions issuing from the Fates Divin.
When Arethuta from her reedy bed Full of thy power infus'd by nappy ALE,
Told her how Dis young Proferpine had rapid, Darkling he watch'd the planetary orbs,
To sway his iron sceptre, and command In their obscure sojourn o'er heaven's high cope.
In gloom tartareous half his wide dornain. Nor ceas'd till the gray dawn with orient dew
Then, bighing, thus the said " Have I 10 long Impearl'd his large mustachoes, deep en conc'd Emplɔy'd my various art, t'enrich the lap Deneath his over-th dowing orb of hat,
Of Earth, all-bearing mother; and my iore And ample fence of elephantin nole.
Communicated to the unweeting hind, Scornful of keenelt polar winds, or sleet,
And ihall not this pre-eminence obtain ?" Or hail, sent rattling down from wintery Jove.
Then from bereath her Tyriin vest the took (Vain efforts on his seven-fold mantle, made
The bearded ears of grain the most admir’d, Of Caledonian rug, immortal woof!)
Which gods call Chrithe, in terrestrial speech Such energy of soul to raise the song,
Ey-cleped Barley. “ 'Tis to this, the cry'd,
The British cohorts owe their martial fame
I his, when returning from the foughten field,
Or Noric, or Iberian, seam'd with scars, Now from th' en sanguin'd Ister's reeking flood (Sad signatures of many a drcadful gah!) Tardy with many a corfe of Božan knight,
The veteran, carouling, foon restores And Gallic deep ingulfi, with barbed fteeds
Puissance to his arm, and strings his nerves ! Promiscuous, Fame to high Olympus flew,
And, as a snake, when first the rory hours Shearing th' cxpanse of heaven with active plume; Shed vern?l swets o’er every vale and mead, Nor (witter from Plinlimmon's feepy top
Rolls tardy from his cell obscure and dank; The staunch Gerfaulcon through the buxom air
But, when by genial rays of summer fun Stoops on the steerage of his wings, to truís
Purg'd of his naugh, he nimbly thrids the brake, The quarry, hern, or mallard, rewly sprung Whetting his sting, his crefled head he rears From creek, whence bright Sabrina bubbling forth, Terrific, from each eye retort he shoots Runs fast a Naïs through the fowery roads, Enfanguin'd rays, the distant (wains admire To spread round Uriconium's towers ber streams. His various neck, and spires bedrope with gold : Her golden trump the goddefs founded thrice, So at each glats tie harrass'd warrior feels
Vigou: renate; his horre:t arms be takes,
And ruting faulchion. on while ample hilt * This poem is taken from a fulio enpy, 1906, Long Victory lat dormant : loon she inakes communicated from the Lambeth Library by Dr. Du- Her drowsy wings, and follows to the war, carel, in which the name of Philips was inserted in With ireed succirct, where foon his martial port che hand-writing of Abp. Tenison. It was publish- She recognizes, whilll he haur hty stands ed by T. Bennet, the Bookseller for whom « Bien- Un the rough edge of battie, and bestowe Beim was printed : another strong prefumptive proof wide torment on the seried gies, fo us’d xf this being by the same author. N.
Frequent in bold cmprize, to work lad rou“ VOL. II.