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Two poets,* (poets, by report,
will Sweet Harmonist of Flora's court!
Conspire to honour Thee.
They best can judge a poet's worth
Who oft themselves have known The
a poetic birth By labours of their own,
We, therefore, pleas'd, extol thy song,
Though various yet complete, Rich in embellishment as strong,
And learn'd as it is sweet.
* Alluding to the poem by Mr. Hayley, which accompanied this.
envy mingles with our praise, Though could our hearts repine At
any poet's happier lays,
But we, in mutual bondage knit
Of friendship's closest tie, Can
gaze on even Darwin's wit
The Birds put off their iv'ry hue
The Peacock sends his heav'nly dyes,
His rainbows and his starry eyes;
The Pheasant, plumes, which round infold
All tribes beside of Indian name,
That glossy shine or vivid flame,
Shall drench again or discompose,
But, screen'd from ev'ry storm that blows, It boasts a splendour ever new, "!!. rol!! Safe with protecting Montague.'.:''His"
To the same patroness resort, Secure of favour at her court; 1211126744 Strong Genius, from whose forge of thought Forms rise, to quick perfection wrought,'"" Which, though new-born, with vigour move, Like Pallas springing arm’d from Jove-vil Imagination scatt’ring round',' 11" 12 wt; Wild roses over furrow'd ground, bandi Which Labour of his frown beguile, And teach Philosophy a smile ste? 34, Wit flashing on Religion's side, hi'021Whose fires to sacred Truth applied,'? The gem, though luminous before, ing) Obtrude on human notice more, ... Wali Like sun-beams on the golden height it but Of some tall temple playing bright yttise
Well-tutor'd Learning, from his books,
All these to Montague's repairtiskot,
She thus maintains divided swayin!
With yon bright regent of the day;!:
Their lustre to his influence owe, .. ,
And she the works of Phæbus aiding,