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She bids his heir the fum retain,
Mr. Moore has convey'd a very useful and important lefson to the ladies, and represented difagreeable truthsin a pleasing manner, by the following Fable.
From hence proceed averfion, strife, And all that fours the wedded life. Beauty can only point the dart, 'Tis neatness guides it to the heart; Let neatness then, and beauty strive To keep a wav’ring flame alive. 'Tis harder far (you'll find it true) To keep the conquest, than subdue ; Admit us once behind the screen, What is there farther to be feen ? A newer face may raise the flame, But every woman is the fame. Then study chiefly to improve The charm, that fix’d your husband's love, Weigh well his humour. Was it drefs, That gave your beauty power to blefs ? Pursue it still ; be neater feen ; 'Tis always frugal to be clean ; So shall you keep alive defire, And time's fwift wing íhall fan the fire,
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Astonish'd at the change fo new,
There is fomething very original, as well as droll and fatyrical, in the following Fable by Mr. Smart.
A bag-wig of a jauntee air,
allegorical poetry; which gives life and action to virtues and vices, to pastions and diseases, to natural and moral qualities ; and introduces goblins, fairies, and otherimaginary personages and things, aćting as divine, human, or infernal beings ; and by that means affords matter and machinery fufficient even for an heroic poem : which has pass'd unregarded by the writers on the Art of Poetry, notwithstanding thefe airy disguises are, as it were, the very quinteffence or foul of the science.