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The rage of fell Cupid no bosom profanes,
No rancour disturbs our delight, [plains, All the day with fresh vigour we sweep o’er the
And sleep with contentment all night.'
Their clamour roused the slighted god of love: He flies, indignant, to the sacred grove: Immortal myrtles wreath his golden hair, His rosy wings perfume the wanton air; Two quivers fill'd with darts his fell designs de
· Fond disturber of the heart,
Wanton god of wild desires!'
Virgin snow does oft remain
Now, through the forest's brown embower'd
ways, With careless steps the young Endymion strays; His form erect!- loose flows his lovely hair, His glowing cheeks like youthful Hebe's fair! His graceful limbs with ease and vigour move, His eyes-his every feature form'd for love: : Around the listening woods attentive hung, Whilst thus, invoking sleep, the shepherd sung
• Where the pebbled streamlet glides
Near the woodnymph's rustic grot,
Or in Pan's sequester'd cot:
Follow'd by a gentle dream,
On the bank beside the stream.'
As on the painted turf the shepherd lies,
• Ye tender maids! be timely wise,
Love's wanton fury shun;
The daring are undone.
Do blue-eyed doves, serenely mild,
With vultures fell engage?
Or tempt the tiger's rage?
To secret cells remove;
'Twixt Chastity and Love.'
AMPHITRYON. AMPHITRYON and his bride, a godlike pair! He brave as Mars, and she as Venus fair; On thrones of gold in purple triumph placed, With matchless splendour held the nuptial feast: Whilst the high roof with loud applauses rung, Enraptured, thus, the happy hero sung
• Was mighty Jove descending
In all his wrath divine,
To call this charmer mine;
With boldness I'd deride:
The hearts that love has tied.'
down, Till beauty’s glance disarm’d his awful frown. The magic impulse of Aicmena's eyes Compellid the conquer'd god to quit his skies; He feign'd the husband's form, possess'd her
charms, And punish'd his presumption in her arms.
He deserves sublimest pleasure,
Who reveals it not, when won:
Boast it--and the fool's undone!
When your secret sighs prevail,
Raptures that you should conceal.
INCANTATION. PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE IN SUNDERLAND,
IN A PANTOMIME.
[The Witches appear.
SPOKEN AT THE
REOPENING OF THE YORK THEATRE,
HAVING BEEN ENLARGED AND DECORATED,
Once on a time his earthly rounds patroling,
Philemon placed his godship close beside him,
ended, But, like Philemon's house, the stage extended :