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Where the dear Part'ner of my little State,
With all her smiling Off-spring at the Gate,
Blessing my Labours, might my Coming wait;
Where in our humble Beds all safe might lie,
And not in cursed Courts for Glory die.

Lee Theod.
ENJOYMENT.
I saw 'em kindle to Desire,
While with soft Sighs they blew the Fire ;
Saw the Approaches of their Joy,
He growing more fierce, and the less coy :
Saw how they mingled melting Rays,
Exchanging Love a thousand Ways :
Kind was the Force on either Side,
Her new Defire she could not hide ;
Nor would the Shepherd be deny'd.
The blessed Minute he pursu'd,
Till she, transported in his Arms,
Yields to the Conqu'ror all her Charms.
His panting Breast to her's now joyn'd,
They feast on Raptures unconfind :
Vaft and luxuriant ! such as prove
The Immortality of Love !
For who but a Divinity
Could mingle Souls to that Degree,
And melt them into Ecstasie!
Now, like the Phoenix both expire,
While from the Alhes of their Fire,
Sprung up a new and soft Desire.
Like Charmers Thrice they did invoke

The God, and Thrice new Vigour took. Beln.
Thus did this happy Pair their Love dispence,
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mutual Joys, and gratify'd their Senle.
The God of Love was there a bidden Guest;
And present at his own mysterious Feast.
His azure Mantle underneath he spread,
And scatter'd Roses on the Nuptial Bed :
While folded in each others Årms they lay,
He blew the Flames, and furnish'd out the Play,
And from their foreheads wip'd the balmy Sweat away.Dryd.

Long time diffolv'd in Pleasure thus they lay,
Till Nature could no more fuffice their Play. Dr. Sig. de Guisc.

Celia was coy, and hard to win ;
With artful Cunning play'd the Virgin's Part:

But when she once had try'd the Sin,
She hugg’d the charming tingling Dart ;,
Cry'd, nearer, Dearest to my Heart;
Thou'rt Lord of all within.

Mountfort.

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Alex

(Theoc.

here

He drove them with the Torrent of his Tongue. Dryd. Juu.

Fine Speeches are the Instruments of Fools,
Or Knaves, who use them when they want good Sense :
But Honesty needs no Disguise, nor Ornament, Otw. Orph.

But here bright Eloquence does always smile
In such a choice, yet unaffe&ted Stile,
As does both knowledge and Delight impart,
The Force of Reason with the Flow'rs of Art :
Clear as a beautiful transparent Skin,
Which never hides the Blood, yet holds it in.
Like a delicious Stream it ever ran,
As smooth as Woman, but as strong as Man.

Noru.

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EMBRACE See Venus.
Then like some wealthy Illand thou shalt lie,

And like the Sea about it, I:
Thou like fair Albion to the Sailors Sight,
Spreading her beauteous Bosom all in White ;

Like the kind Ocean I will be
With loving Arms for ever clasping thee.

Cowl.
As the luxuriant Tendrils of the Vine
Around the Elm with wanton Windings twine,
My springing Arms flew round and lock'd in thine. Den.Ovid.

Eternal Comfort's in thy Arms :
To lean thus on thy Breast is softer Ease,
Than downy Pillows deck'd with Leaves of Rofes.Otw.Ven.Pres

.
Oh my Jecasta! 'tis for this the wet
Starv'd Soldier lies all Night on the cold Ground ;.
For this he bears the Storms
Of Winter Camps, and freezes in his Arms,
To be thus circled, to be thus embrac'd ;
That I could hold thee ever ! Let me hold thee
Thus to my Bofom : Ages let me grasp thee,
Life of my Life !' and reasure of my Soul !
Tho'round my Bed the Furies plant their Charms,
I'll break 'em with Jocasta in my Arms:
Clafp'd in the Folds of Love, I'll wait my Doom ;
And act my Joys, tho' Thunder shake the Room. Lee Oedip
A. I thought how those white Arms would fold me in
And strain me close, and mele me into Love;
So pleas'd with that sweet Image, I sprung forwards,
And added all my Strength to ev'ry Blow.
C. Come to me, come my Soldier, to my Arms,
You've been too long away from my Embraces ;
But when I have you fast, and all my own,
With broken Murmurs and tumultuous Sighs,
I'll say you were unkind, and punilh you,

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And mark you Red with many an eager Kiss.
A. My brighter Venuus!
C. O my greater Mars !
A. Thou join'ft us well, my Love !
Suppcse me come from the Phlegrean Plains,
Where gasping Giants lay, cleft by my Sword,
And Mountain-Tops par'd off each other Blow,
To bury those I flew. Receive me Goddess;
Let Cafar spread his subtle Nets, like Vulcan.
In thy Embraces I would be beheld
By Heav'n and Earth at once ;
And make their Envy what they meant their Sport.
Let those who took us blush : I would love on
With awful State, regardless of their Frown,
As their superior God.

Dryd. All for Love.

Venus embracing Vulcan.
The Goddess straight her Arms of snowy Hue
About her unresolving Husband threw.
Her soft Embraces soon infuse Desire,
His Veins, his Marrow fuddair. Warmth inspire,
And all the Godhead feels the wonted Fire.
Not half so swift the rattling Thunder flies,
Or Streaks of Lightning flash along the Skies.

The Goddess proud of her successful Wiles,
i And conscious of her Form, in secrec smiles.

The Power obnoxious to her Charms, Panting, and half diffolving in her Arms:

Snatch'd the willing Goddess to his Breaft,
Till in her Lap infus'd, he lay poffefs'd
Of full Desire, and sunk to pleasing Rest. Dryd. Virg.

For what do Lovers when they're fast
In one another's Arms embrac'd ;
But strive to plunder and convey
Each other like a Prize away?

Hud.
EMPIR E and Emperour. See Greatness.
When Empire in its Childhood first appears,
Í A watchful Fate o'ersees its render Years :

Till grown more strong, it thrusts, and stretches out,
And elbows all the Kingdoms round about :
The Place thus made for its first Breathing free,
It moves again for Ease and Luxury:
Till, swelling by Degrees, it has poffefs'd
The greater Space, and now crowds up the rest.
When from behind there starts fome petty State,
And pushes on its now unwieldy Fate:

Then

Then down the Precipice of Time it goes,
And sinks in Minutes, which in Ages rofe. Dryd. Cong. of Gran.

Hast thou not seen my morning Chambers fill'd
With scepter'd Slaves, who waited to salute me?
With Eastern Monarchs, who forgot the Sun
To worship my. Uprising? Menial Kings
Ran coursing up and down my Palace-Yards,
Stood silent in my Presence, watch'd my Eyes,
And at my least Command all started out
Like Racers for the Goal.

Dryd. Al for Love.
Emperour! Why that's the Stile of Vi&ory!
The conqu’ring Soldier, red with unfelt Wounds,
Salutes his Genral so ! but never more
Shall that Sound reach my Ears.
For I have lost my Reason, have disgrac'd
The Name of Soldier with inglorious Ease :
In the full Vintage of my flowing Honours,
Sate still, and saw it press'd by other Hands. Dryd. All for Love.

There's no true Joy in such unwieldy Fortune;
Eternal Gazers lafting Troubles make ;
All find my Spots, but few my Brightness take.
Why was I born a Prince ? Proclaim'd a God!
Yet have no Liberty to look abroad.
Thus Palaces in Prospect, bar the Eye,
Which, pleas'd and free, would o'er the Cottage fly,
O'er flow'ry Lawnds to the gay diftant Sky.
Farewel then Empire, and the Racks of Love!
By all the Gods I will to Wilds remove ;
Stretch'd like a Sylvan God, on Grass lie down,
And quire forget that e'er I wore a Crown.

Lee Alex.
Reign, reign, ye Monarchs that divide the World:
Busy Ambition ne'er will let you know
Tranquility and Happiness like mine :
Like gawdy Ships, ch'obfequious Billows fall,
And rise again to lift you to your Pride;
They wait but for a Storm, and then devour you. Oin.Ven.Pres.

To you the Drudgery of Pow'r I give ;
Cares be your Lot: Reign you, and let me live :
Were I a God, the drunken Globe should roul,
The little Emmers with the Human Soul
Care for themselves, while at my Ease I fate,
And second Causes did the Work of Face. Dryd. Aures.

Oh that I had been born some happy Swain,
And never known a Life so great, so vain !
Where I Extreams might not be forc'd to chuse,
And bleft with some mean Wife, no Crown could lore;

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Where the dear Part'ner of my little State,
With all her smiling Off-spring at the Gate,
Blessing my Labours, might my Coming wait ;
Where in our humble Beds all safe might lie,
And not in cursed Courts for Glory die.

Lee Theod,
ENJOYMENT.
I saw 'em kindle to Desire,
While with soft Sighs they blew the Fire ;
Saw the Approaches of their Joy,
He growing more fierce, and the less coy:
Saw how they mingled melting Rays,
Exchanging Love a thousand Ways :
Kind was the Force on either Side,
Her new Desire she could not hide ;
Nor would the Shepherd be deny'd.
The blessed Minute he pursu'd,
Till the, transported in his Arms,
Yields to the Conqu’ror all her Charms.
His panting Breast to her's now joyn'd,
They feast on Raptures unconfin'd:
Vast and luxurianc ! such as prove
The Immortality of Love !
For who but a Divinity
Could mingle Souls to that Degree,
And melt them into Ecstasie!
Now, like the Phoenix both expire,
While from the Albes of their Fire,
Sprung up a new and soft Desire.
Like Charmers Thrice they did invoke

The God, and Thrice new Vigour took, Belom.
Thus did this happy Pair cheir Love dispence,
With mutual

Joys, and gratify'd their Sense. The God of Love was there a bidden Guest; And present at his own mysterious Feast. His azure Mantle underneath he spread, And scatter'd Roses on the Nuptial Bed : While folded in each others Arms they lay, He blew the Flames, and furnith'd out the Play, (Theoc.} And from their Foreheads wip'd the balmy Sweat away.Dryd.

Long time diffolv'd in Pleasure thus they lay,
Till Nature could no more fuffice their Play. Dr. Sig. do Guisc.

Celia was coy, and hard to win ;
With artful Cunning play'd the Virgin's Part:

But when she once had try'd the Sin,
She hugg'd the charming tingling Dart

;
Cry'd, nearer, Dearest to my Heart;
Thou'rt Lord of all within.

Mountfort.

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