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I'll strip all the spring of its earliest bloom ;
On her grave shall the cowslip and primrose be

cast, And the new-blossom'd thorn shall whiten her

tomb.

SONG. BY A WOMAN – PASTORALE. With garlands of beauty the Queen of the May No more will her crook or her temples adorn; For who'd wear a garland when she is away, When she is remov'd, and shall never return?

On the grave of Augusta these garlands be plac'd,
We'll rifle the spring of its earliest bloom,
And there shall the cowslip and primrose be cast,
And the new-blossom'd thorn shall whiten her

tomb.

CHORUS — ALTRO MODO. On the grave of Augusta this garland be plac'd, We'll rifle the spring of its earliest bloom, And there shall the cowslip and primrose be cast, And the tears of her country shall water her

tomb.

4 • Each opening sweet of earliest bloom,
And rifle all the breathing spring.'

Collins's Dirge in Cymbeline.

MISCELLANIES.

THE DOUBLE TRANSFORMATION.1

A TALE.

SECLUDED from domestic strife,
Jack Bookworm led a college life
A fellowship at twenty-five
Made him the happiest man alive;
He drank his glass, and crack'd his joke,
And freshmen wonder'd as he spoke.

Such pleasures, unalloy'd with care,
Could any accident impair?
Could Cupid's shaft at length transfix
Our swain, arriv'd at thirty-six ?
Oh, had the archer ne'er come down
To ravage in a country town;
Or Flavia been content to stop
At triumphs in a Fleet-street shop!
Oh, had her eyes forgot to blaze;
Or Jack had wanted eyes to gaze!
Oh! — but let exclamation cease,

i Printed in Goldsmith’s Essays (the xxvi.) in 1765.

VARIATIONS.

a Without politeness, aim'd at breeding,

And laugh'd at pedantry and reading.

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