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And fpread his vegetable store,
Around in fympathetic mirth
Its tricks the kitten tries;
But nothing could a charm impart
His rifing cares the Hermit fpy'd,
"From better habitations fpurn'd,
"Alas! the joys that fortune brings, "Are trifling and decay;
"And those who prize the paltry things, "More trifling ftill than they.
"And what is friendship but a name,
"And love is still an emptier found,
"For fhame, fond youth, thy forrows hush,
Surpriz'd he fees new beauties rife,
The bashful look, the rifing breast,
"And, ah, forgive a stranger rude,
"But let a maid thy pity share,
"Whom love has taught to ftray; "Who seeks for rest, but finds despair "Companion of her way.
"My father liv'd befide the Tyne, "A wealthy lord was he;
"And all his wealth was mark'd as mine, "He had but only me.
"To win me from his tender arms, "Unnumber'd fuitors came;
"Who prais'd me for imputed charms, "And felt, or feign'd a flame.
"Eack hour a mercenary croud,
"With richest proffers ftrove: "Among the reft young Edwin bow'd, "But never talk'd of love.
"In humbleft, fimpleft habit clad,
"The bloffom opening to the day,
"The dew, the bloffoms of the tree,
"For ftill I try'd each fickle art, "Importunate and vain ;
"And while his paffion touch'd my heart, I triumph'd in his pain.
"Till quite dejected with my scorn,
"But mine the forrow, mine the fault,
"And there, forlorn defpairing hid,
"Forbid it, Heav'n!" the Hermit cry'd, And clasp'd her to his breast:
The wond'ring fair one turn'd to chide. 'Twas Edwin's self that preft.
"Turn, Angelina, ever dear,
66 My charmer, turn to fee "Thy own, thy long-loft Edwin here, "Reftor'd to love and thee.
"Thus let me hold thee to my heart, "And ev'ry care refign:
"And fhall we never, never part,
"No, never, from this hour to part,
DEATH OF A MAD DOG.
GOOD people, all of ev'ry fort,
Give ear unto my song;
And if you find it wondrous fhort,
In Iling-ton there was a man,
Whene'er he went to pray.
A kind and gentle heart he had,
And in that town a dog was found,
Both mungrel, puppy, whelp and hound,
This dog and man at firft were friends;
The dog, to gain his private ends,