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I ftrait reply'd, Thou know'ft alone
That brightest Chloe rules my breast, I'll fing the Two instead of One,
If thou 'lt be kind, and make me blest. One kiss from Chloe's lips, no more,
I crave : He promis'd me success ;
My glowing passion to express.
Wilt thou the wish'd reward bestow ?
And, by thy grant, his power show?
E A R L OF OXFORD
IN LADY OXFOR D's STUDY, 1717,
Pen, ink, and wax, and paper send
My noble, lovely, little Peggy,
If to these precepts you attend,
WOOL A S T O N.
These verses were written by Mr. Prior to serve VerTUE, then a young man, and patroniz’d by Edward Earl of Oxford. Concerning the extraordinary man who is the subject of them, a very extertaining account is given by Sir John Hawkins, in his History of Musick, vol. v. p. 70.
+ Sir John Hawkins observes, it is suspected that the insignificant adverb ARTFULLY, was inserted by a mistake of the transcriber, and that it originally stood PROBABLY.
AYS Pontius in rage, contradicting his wife, “ You never yet told me one truth in your
life.” Vext Pontia no way could this thesis allow, " You're a Cuckold, says she ; do I tell you truth
OWEVER high, however cold, the fair, However great the dying lover's care, Ovid, kind author, found him some relief, Rang'd his unruly fighs, and set his grief; Taught him what accents had the power to move; And always gain'd him pity, sometimes love. But, oh! what pangs torment the destin'd heart, That feels the wound, yet dares not shew the dart ! What care could Ovid to his forrows give, Who must not speak, and therefore cannot live! Vol. II,
Pray, good Lady Harley, let Jonathan know, How long you intend to live incognito. Your humble servant,
I pray, Lady Harriot, the time to align
When she fall receive a turkey and chine;
TRUE'S EPIT A P H.
F wit or honesty could save