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Her gentle breast no angry passion fires, 40 But flighted vows poffefs, and fainting soft desires.
She yet retains her wonted flame,
45 Dim haggard looks, and clouded o'er with care, Point out to Pity's tears, the poor
distracted fair. Dead to the world-her fondest wishes croft,
She mourns herself thus early loft.
Now, sadly gay, of sorrows past she sings,
She starts-she fies—who dares so rude
'Tis he-the Momus of the flighty train Merry mischief fills his brain.
55 Blanket-robed, and antick crown'd The mimick monarch kips around ;
Big with conceit of dignity he smiles, And plots his frolicks quaint, and unsuspected
Laughter was there--but mark that groan, 90
Drawn from the inmoft foul ! « Give the knife, Demons, or the poisoned bowl,
To finish miseries equal to your own.
Who's this wretch, with horror wild ?
-'Tis Devotion's ruin'd child.
Thou, fair Religion, wast design’d,
First sewn by thee, thus glow'd the gracious scene,
'Till Superstition, fiend of woe,
Bad Doubts to rise, and Tears to flow, And spread deep shades our viewand heaven between.
Drawn by her pencil the Creator stands, 80
And hurling vengeance wide.
But ah !--too thick they croud, -too close they
Spare farther the descriptive fong
Nature shudders at the fight.
Protract not, curious ears, the mournful tale, 90 But o'er the hapless groupe low drop Compassion's ELINOURE AND JUGA.
BY THOMAS CHATTERTON. *
Onne Ruddeborne' bank twa pynynge may
dens fate, Theire teares faste dryppeynge to the waterre
cleere; Echone bementynge for her absente mate, Who atte Seyncte Albonns shouke the morthynges
speare. The nottebrowne Ellynor to Juga fayre 5 Dydde speke acroole +, wyth languyshment of
eyne, Lyke droppes of pearlie dew, lemeds the quyvrynge
* Born 1752 ; dyed 1770. These poems, with many others, the author pretended to have been written by Thomas Rowley, an imaginary priest of Bristol, in the 15th century : an impofition of which some of the bef judges of old Englis poetry were at first the dupes, and which several writers of emis nence have been found weak enough to support.
* Rudborn, (in Saxon, Red-water) a river near Saint Albans, famous for the battles there fought between the houses of Lancaiter and York. lamenting, 3 murdering, • faintly. glifened.
O gentle Juga! heare mie dernie o plainte,
See! fee! upon the grounde he bleedynge lies;
[ ILINOUR E. ] No mo the milkynette's shall wake the morne, The minftrelle daunce, good cheere, and morryce
* fad complaint. 7 arrayed, or cased. 8 infuse. 9 juice. * blalted. 11 fois akon. 12 ruins. 13 fear. 14 deadly or de abboding. a is finall bagpipe.