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“ Above, below, the role of snow,
" Edward, lo! to sudden fate “ (Weave we the woof. The thread is spun) 66 * Half of thy heart we consecrate, “ (The web is wove.
The work is done.)" Stay, oh stay! nor thus forlorn • Leave me unblessed, unpitied, here to mourn: • In yon bright track, that fires the western kies, • They melt, they vanish from my eyes. • But oh! what solemn scenes on Snowdon's height
Descending flow their glittring skirts unroll? « Visions of glory, spare my aching fight,
Ye unborn Ages, crowd not on my soul ! • No more our long-loft Arthur we bewail, • Al-hail to ye genuine Kings, Britannia's Issue, hail !
« Girt with many a Baron bold,
Sublime their starry fronts they rear ; ! <
And gorgeous Dames, and Statesmen old • In bearded majesty, appear.
* Eleanor of Castile, died a few years after the conqueft of Wales. The heroic proof se gave of her affection for her Lord is well known. The monuments of his regret, and sorrow for the loss of her, are fill to be seen in several parts of England. † Accession of the line of Tudor.
« In the midst a Form divine !
Attemper'd sweet to virgin-grace.
What strings fymphonious tremble in the air,
« The verse adorn again
: With Horrour, Tyrant of the throbbing breast.
* Talieffin, Chief of the Bards, flourish'd in the Vith Care tury. His works are still preserved, and his memory hell is bigb veneration among his Countrymen.
« Enough for me: With joy I see « The different doom our Fates affign. « Be thine Despair, and scepter'd Care, • To triumph, and to die, are mine.' He spoke, and headlong from the mountain's height Deep in the roaring tide he plung'd to endless night.
AVING now, by the advice and assistance of my petent size, it has been thought proper that the farther progress of its growth fould here be stop'd. From the loose and fugitive pieces, some printed, others in manuscript, which for forty or fifty years past have been thrown into the world, and carelessly left to perish; I have here, according to the most judicious opinions I could obtain in distinguishing their merits, endeavour'd to select and preserve the best. The favourable reception which the former volumes have met with, demands my warmeft acknowledgments, and calls for all my care in compleating the Collection; and in this respect, if it appear that I have not been altogether negligent, I shall hope to be allow'd the merit, which is all
I claim, of having furnish'd to the Public an elegant and polite Amusement. Little more need be added, than to return my thanks to several ingenious friends, who have obligingly contributed to this Entertainment. If the reader fhould happen to find, what I hope he feldom will, any pieces which he may think unworthy of having been inferted; as it would ill become me to attribute his dislike of them to his own want of Tafe, so I am too conscious of my own deficiencies not to allow him to impute the inSertion of them to mine.
IN DE X
to the Sixth Volume.
Ymn to the Naiads, 1746
To a Friend Sick, written
Page 1 at Rome, 1756 54
E.of Huntingdon, 1747.15 ten at Rome, 1756 56
min Lord Bishop of Win-On the Immortality of the Soul,
25 in two Books 60,76
The .Arbour : an Ode to Con-
31! The Picture of Human Life 100
33 Paradise regain'd 126
35 To a Lady on a Landscape of her
Ode to Cupid on Valentine's
pagne, 1754 41 | To the Rev. T*** T**, D.D.
47 made in Imitation of Ode II.