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TN infancy our hopes and fears u Were to each other known, And friendship in our riper years Unite our hearts in one,

Unite, &c.

Release him then from this offence,

Thy love thy duty prove, Restore him with that innocence, That first inspir'd his love.

- That, &c.

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Then I'll laugh, drink, and smoke, and leave

nothing to pay,
But drop like a pear that is mellow,
And drop like a pear that is mellow,
And when cold in my coffin, l'll leave them to

say,
He's gone, what a hearty good fellow!

D EAR Tom, this brown jug, which now forms

with mild ale, Of which I now drink to sweet Nán of the vale, Was once Toby Philpot, a thirsty old soul, As e'er crack’a a bottle, or fathom'd a bowl; For in boozing about, 'twas his praise to excel, And amongst jolly topers he bore off the bell.

It chanc'd, as in dog-days he sat at his ease,
In a flower-woven arbour, as gay as you please,
Withi his pipe and his pot, puffing surrow away,
And with honest old stingo sat soaking his clay,
When his breath-door of life on a sudden was shut,
And he died full as big as a Dorchester butt. '.

His body when long in the ground it bad lain,
And time into clay had dissolv'd it again,
A potter found out in its covert so spug-
And with part of fat Toby he form'd this brown

jug. Now sacred to friendship, to mirth, and mild ale, I'll drink to my lovely sweet Nan of the vale.

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THE tuneful lavrocks cheer the grove,

1 And sweetly smells the simmer green; Now thro' che grove, I long to rove,

With bonny Jein of Aberdeen,

Lle's fresh and fair, as flowers in May:

As blithe a lad as o'er the green ; How sweet the time will pass away,

Wi' bonny Jem of Aberdeen.

Wi' joy I leave my father's cot,

Wiilka sport, or glen, or green; Well plcas'd to share the humble lot

Of bonny Jein of Aberdeen

W I EN first I saw the village muiden,

V Like Cymon, motionless I stood; 'Twas Iphigenia's self appearing,

So lovely, virtuous, and good.
Her cheeks outblush'd the rip'ning rose,
Her smiles can banishi mortals' woes,
So sweet, so sweet, the village maiden.

So sweet, &c.

Clarissa's eyes, all eyes attracting,

Her breath Arabian spices feign;
For her like ore, wou'd avarice wander,

Adventure all, the prize to gain :
I told my love with many fears,
Which she return'd with speaking tears,
Then sigh'd, then sigh'd, the village maiden

So sweet, &c.

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She sigh'd, because she had no richies,

To make her lady-like, and gay,
Tho' virtue was her only portion,

I dar'd to name the wedding day;
The care of wealth, let knaves endure,
I shall be rich, and envied sure,
To gain, to gain, the village inaiden.

So sweet, &c.

SAY, simple maid, have you form’d any

notion Of all the rude dangers in crossing the occan; When winds whistle shrilly, ah! won't they re

mind you, To sigh, with regret, for the grot left behind you?

Ab! no, I will follow, and sail the world over, Nor think of my grot, when I look at my lover! The winds which blow round us, your arms for

my pillow, Will lull us to sleep, while we're rock'd by each

billow.

O say, then, my true-love, we never will sunder, · Nor shrink from the tempest, nor dread the big

thunder; Wbile constant, we'll laugh at all changes of

weather, And journey all over the world, both together.

ERE TRE around the huge oak, which o'ershadows

my mill, : .. The fond ivy had dar'd to.entwine; Ere the church was a ruin, that stands on the bill, Or the rook built her nest on yon pine.

Or the rook, &c.

Could I trace back the day of a far distant date,

When my forefathers toil'd in this field, And the farm I now hold on your honour's estate, Is the same which my grandfather tillid.

Is the same, &c. He dying bequeath'd to his son a good name,

Which unsullied, descended to me;
For my child I'll preserve it, unblemish'd with

shame,
And it still from a spot shall be free.

And it still, &c. .

VVHEN little on the village green .

V We play'd, I learnt to love her,
She seem'd to me some fairy queen,

So light tript Patty Clover.
Patty Clover, Patty Clover, &c.
So light, so light tript Patty Clover.
With ev'ry simple childish art,

I try'd each day to move lier,
The cherry pluck'd, the bleeding heart

I gave to Patty Clover. :

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