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----------.............Of your parasite is a most precious thing, dropt from above, Not bred 'mongst clods and clot-pouls, here, on earth. I muse, the mystery was not made a science, It is so liberally profest to almost All the wise world is little else, in nature, But parasites, or sub-parasites. And, yet, I mean not those that have your bare town-art, To know, who's fit to feed 'em ; have no house, No family, no care, and therefor mould Tales for men's cars, to beat that sense; or get Kitchen-invention, and some stale receipts To please the belly, and the groin ; northose, With their court-dog tricks, that can fawn and ficer, Make their revenue out of legs and faces, Eccho my lord, and lick away a moth : But your fine elegant rascal, that can rise, And stoop (almost together) like an arrow, Shoot through the air as nimbly as a star; Turn short, as doth a swallow ; and be here, And there, and here, and yonder all at once; Present to any humour, all occasion: And change a visor, swifter than a thought ! This is the creature had the art born with him, Toils not to learn it, but doth practise it Out of most excellent nature: and such sparks Are the true parasitcs, others but their Zani's. BEN Jonson.

Studious to please, and ready to submit,
The supple Gaul was born a parasite;
still to his int’rest true, where'er he goes,
wit, brav'ry, worth, his lavish tongue bestows;
In ev'ry face a thousand graces shine,
From ev’ry tongue flows harmony divine,
These arts in vain our rugged natives try,
Strain out with fault’ring diffidence a lie,
And get a kick for awkward flattery.
Besides, with justice, this descending age
Admires their wond’rous talents for the stage :
Well may they venture on the mimick's art,
who play from morn to night a borrow'd part ;
Practis'd their master's notions to embrace,
Repeat his maxims, and reflect his face ;
With ev'ry wild absurdity comply,
And view each object with another's eye;

To shake with laughter ere the jest they hear,

Bay, can'st thou shumber mid these billowy vales,
Torn up to mountain summits by the gales,
When we are driv'n with close contracted sails,
In tempests tost
Then farewel, happiest wand'rer of the wave.
Thy lesser wings the whelm'ning storm shall
brave,
When our proud bark no human skill can save,
And all is lost I

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Live loath'd, and long,
Most smiling, smooth, detested parasites,
Courteous destroyers, affable wolves, meck bears,
You fools of fortune, trencher-friends, time's flies,
Cap and knee slaves, vapours and minute-jacks |

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AIEleaNCHOLY.

SHAK.

-O'er the twilight groves and dusky caves,
Long-founding aisles, and intermingled graves,
Black Melancholy fits, and round her throws
A death-like silence, and a dread repose ;
Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene,
Shades every flower, and darkens ev'ry green,
Deepens the murmur of the falling floeds,
And breathca a browner horrer on the woods.
POPE.

with eyes up-rais'd, as one inspir’d,
Pale Melancholy sat retir’d,
And from her wild sequettered seat,
In notes by distance made more sweet,
Pour'd through the mellow horn her pensive soul,
And dashing soft from recks around,
Bubbling runnels join'd the sound;
Through glades and glooms the mingled measure
stole,
or o'er some haunted streams with fond delay,
Round an holy calm diffusing,
Love of peace and lonely musing

In hollow murmurs dy'd away. COLLINS.

Hence, loathed Mclancholy,
Of Cerberus, and blackest midnight born,
In Stygian cave forlorn,
*Mongst horrid shapes, and shricks, and fights un-
holy,
Find out some uncouth cell,
Where brooding darkness spreads his jealous
wings,
And the night-raven fings;
There under Ebon shades, and low-brow'd rocks,
As ragged as thy locks,
In dark Cimmerian desert ever dwell.

Come, pensive nun, devout and pure,
sober, freadfast, and demure,
All in a robe of darkest grain,
Flowing with majestick train.
and sable stole of cypress lawn,
Over thy decent shoulders drawn.
come, but keep thy wonted state,
with ev'n step and musing gait,
And looks commercing with the skies,
Thy rapt soul fitting in thiric cyos i
There held in holy passion stils,
Forget thyself to martle, till
with a ful, leadeo, downward cast,
You fix than on the carth as fast.

Multox.

oh winter, ruler of the inverted year, :
Thy scatter'd hair, with fleet like ashes fill'd, -
Thy breath congeal’d upon thy lips, thy checks -
Fring'd with a beard made white with other snows :
Than those of age, thy forehead wrapt in clouds,
A leafless branch thy sceptre, and thy throne
A sliding car, indebted to no wheels,
But urged by storms along its slipp'ry way,
I love thee, all unlovely as thou seem'it,
And dreaded as thou art 1 Cowper.

When Frost and Fire with martial powers engag’d,
Frost, northward, fled the war, unequal wag'd 1
Beneath the pole his legions urg'd their flight,
And gain’d a cave profound and wide as night. |
O'er cheerless scenes by Desolation own'd,
High on an Alp of ice he fits enthron'd
One clay-cold hand his chrystal beard sustains,
And scepter'd one, o'er wind and tempest reigns;
O'er stony magazines of hail, that storm
The blossom'd fruit, and flowery Spring deform.
His languid eyes like frozen lakes appear,
Dim gleaming all the light that wanders here.
His robe snow-wrought, and hoar'd with age ; his

breath
A nitrous damp, that strikes petrifick death.
SAVAGE,
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Open your ears; for which of you will flop s

The vent of bearing, when loud Rumour speakst
I, from the orient to the drooping west,
Making the wind my post-horse, still unfold
The acts commenced on this ball of earth :
Upon my tongue continual slanders ride;
The which in every language I pronounce,
Stuffing the ears of men with false reports.
I speak of peace, while covert enmity,
Under the smile of safety, wounds the world :
And who but Rumour, who but only I,
Make fearful musters, and prepar’d defence r
whilst the big year, swoll'n with some ether grief,
Is thought with child by the stern tyrant war,
And no such matter Rumour is a pipe
Blown by surumises, jealouties, conjectures :
And of so easy and so plain a stop,
"That the blunt monster with uncounted heads,
The still-discordant wavering multitude,
Can play upon it. SHAK.
Fame, the great ill, from small beginnings grows.
swift from the first ; and every moment brings
New vigour to her flights, new pinions to her
wings.
Soon grows the pigmy to gigantick size :
Mer feet on earth, her forehead in the skies :
Enrag’d against the gods, revengeful earth
Produc’d her last of the Titanian birth.
swift in her walk, more swift her winged haste
A monstrous phantom, horrible and vast i
As many plumes as raise her lofty flight,
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And every mouth is furnish’d with a tongue :
And round with listening ears the flying plague is

hung.
She fills the peaceful universe with cries;
No slumbers ever close her wakeful eyes.
By day from lofty towers her head she shews:
And spreads, through trembling crowds, disastrous

news.
With court-informers haunts, and royal spies,
This done relates, nor done she feigns; and min-

gles truth with lies. Talk is her business; and her chief delight To tell of prodigies, and cause affright.

**. Dr. Yiden.

There is a tall long-sided dame,
(But wond’rous light) yeleped Fame,
*That, like a thin-camelion, boards
Herself on air, and eats her words:
Upon her shoulders wings she wears
Like hanging sleeves, lin'd through with ears,
And eyes, and tongues, as poets lift,
Made good by deep, mythologist.
With these she through the welkin flies,
And somctimes carries truth, oft lies;
With letters hung like eastern pigeons,
And Mercuries of furthest regions,
Diurnals writ for regulation -
Of lying, to inform the nation;
And by their publick use to bring down
The rate of whetstones in the kingdom.
About her neck a pacquet-male,
Fraught with advice, some fresh, some stale,
of men that walk’d when they were dead,
And cows of monsters brought to bed;
of hail-itones big as pullets eggs,
And puppies whelp'd with twice two legs;
A blazing-star seen in the west,
By six or seven men at leatt.
Two trumpets she does sound at once,
But both of clean contrary tones;
But whether both with the same wind,
Or one before and one behind,
We know not ; only this can tell,
The one sounds vilely, th’ other well;
And therefore vulgar authors name
"Th' one Good, the other Evil, Fame.
HUDIBRAs.

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THERE, must thou wake perforce thy Doric quill; .
"Tis Fancy's land, to which thou sett'st thy feet,
where still, 'tis said, the Fairy people meet,
Bcpcath each birken shade on mead or hill.
There, each trim lass, that skims the milky fiore,
. To the swart tribes their creamy bowls allots ;
By night they spit round the cottage-door,
While airy minstrels warble jocund notes.
There, every herd, by sad experience, knows
'How wing’d with fate, their elf-shot arrows fly "
when the sick ewe her summer food foregoes,
Or tretch'd on carth, the heart-smit heifers lie.
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bloom -
On January's front severe,
And o'er the wint'ry desert drear
To waft thy waste perfume !
Come, thou shalt form my nosegay now,
And I will bind thee round my brow,
And as I twine the mournful wreath,
I'll weave a melancholy song,
And sweet the strain shall be, and long
The melody of death.

Come fun'ral flow'r', who lov'st to dwell
With the pale corse in lonely tomb,
And throw across the desert gloom
A sweet decaying smell. o
Come press my sips, and lie with me •
Beneath the lowly alder tree,
And we will sleep a pleasant sleep,
not a care .." dare intrude
To break the marble solitude,
So peaceful, and so deep.

And hark the windood as he flies

Moans hollow in the forest trees,
And sailing on the gusty breeze
Mysterious musick dies. -
Sweet flow'r, that requiem wild is mine,
It warns me to the lonely shrine,

The cold turf altar of the dead;

Mv grave shall be in von lone spot,

Where as I lic by all forgot,

A dying fragrance thou wilt o'er my ashes shed.

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