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And for all this can give no reason why :
THE FORCE OF
PRESERVED FROM AN OLD MANUSCRIPT.
HROW an apple up a hill,
Down the apple tumbles still;
Roll it down, it never stops
Till within the vale it drops:
Down the mountain flows the stream,
Nought below, and nought above,
Stop the meteor in its flight,
Metals grow within the mine,
Man is born to live and die,
Doves are mild, and lions grim :
Does the cedar love the mountain?
Should you this deny, you'll prove
Nature is averse to Love.
As the wencher loves a lafs,
A a 2
When young maidens courtship shun,'
E P I GR A M,
ON THE POWER OF LOVE.
BY MR. ABRAHAM COWLEY.
N. B. This is delivered down by tradition as a production of that celebrated poet; and was spoken at the Westminster-School election, on the following subject:
"Nullis amor eft medicabilis herbis."
OL Daphne fees, and feeing her admires,
Had any remedy for Love been known,
To the Right Worshipful, my very loving Mafter Mr..