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Darts through yon lines her quivering beans,
Ve frisk it near these crystal streams.

Iler beams reflected from the wave,
Afford the light our revels crave į
The turf with dailies broider'd o'er,
Exceeds we wot the Parian foor ;
Nor
yet

for artful strains we call,
But liften to the waters fall,

Would

you then taste our tranquil scene,
Be sure your bofoms be serene ;
Devoid of hate, devoid of ftrife,
Devoid of all that poisons life;
And much it ’vails you in their place,
To graft the love of human race.

And tread with awe these favour'd bow'rs,
Nor wound the fhrubs, nor bruise che flow'rs;
'So may your path, with sweets abound!
So may your couch with rest be crown'd!
But harın beride the wayward swain,
Who dares our hallow'd haunts profane.

From this rural cell, the walk winds back again to the dropping fountain, which is whimsical and pretty , and a litF

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the farther, in a shady spot, where a thoufand natural flowers grace the dappled carpet, is a bench with this infcription :

Sweet Naiad, in this crystal wave
Thy beauteous limbs with freedom lave;
By friendly shades encompassid, fly
The rude approach of vulgar eye ;
Yet grant the courteous and the kind,
To trace thy footsteps unconfin'd ;
And

grant the fwain thy charms to see,
Who form’d these friendly shades for thee.

R. DODSLEY.

The whole of the grove from this inviting seat is full of scenery ; the trees which rise on the oppofite steep declivity, from the margin of the placid brook, which here appears unbroken with a fall, are dropped in the most agreeable simplicity and confusion ; and though the great cascade is fecluded by the projecting banks, its roaring distinctly marks its vicinity, and sooths the ear, while the delighted eye rambles with the smooth gliding current, twining among the tall trees, and spindling underwood-or fastens upon other beauties which every way croud into the view.'

From hence the path takes a folitary turn to the roaring cascade, plunging down the rock, in bold luxuriance, near which is a chalybeate spring; and on a square stone over it, is

FONS FERRUGINEUS DIVA QUA SECESSU ISTO.

FRUI CONSEDIT

SALUTI. S.

That is,

The chalybeate spring,
Sacred to the Goddess of Health

In this Recess.

And upon the bank, which rises steeply from hence, appears another seat on the back of the cascade, which looks over a

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erystal pond, fringed with bushes and frees, into the green, rising fields above: this bench is thus inscribed,

Claudite jam rivos pueri sat prati biberunt.

That is,

The ftreams refrain, Enough the floods have drench'd the thirsty plain.

WARTON.

The fcene now changes to an open lawn, where the path waves up to the house and fhrubbery, laid out in taste, and agreeably bushed by clumps of evergreens and flowering shrubs; a fmall lawn in the midit, has a statue of Venus, well executed, and the pedestal gives us these beautiful lines

“ Semi educta Venus.**

To Venus, Venus here retird,

My fuber vows I pay:
Not her on Paphian plains admird,

The bold, the pert, the gay.

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Not her whose amorous leer prevaild

To bribe the Phrygian boy ;
Not her who clad in armour, failid

To save disastrous Troy.

Fresh rifing from the foamy tide,

She every bosom warms:
While half withdrawn she seems to hide,

And half reveals lier charms.

Learn hence ye boastful fons of taite,

Who plan the rural fade;
Learn hence to fhun the vicious waste

Of pomp, at large display'd.

Let coy referve with coft unite,

To grace your wood or field;
No ray obtrusive pall the fight,

In aught you paint or build.

And far be driven the sumptuous glare

Of gold, from British groves ;
And far the meretricious air,

Of China's vain alcoves.

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