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Listen, ye groves !--- The Muse prepares
Celestial Muse! attend, and bring
Begin, begin the lofty strain!
Ah! how, on wings of love convey'd,
Why fires my raptur'd breast ? ah! why
But oh! in vain, my Muse denies
Suffice it to rehearse the pains
I yield! adieu the lofty strain!
C O N T E N T S
Ε Τ S
BR O O M E’S POEM S.
Of partial Critics,
The Third Chapter of Habbakkuk paraphrased. An
To Belinda, on her Sickness, and Recovery,
Part of the 38th and 39th Chapters of Job. A Para-
Melancholy: An Ode, occasion'd by the Death of
of Mariamne, a Tragedy, 1726,
while she had the Green-Sickness,
To the Right Honourable Charles Lord Cornwallis,
C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S.
and Warrens on the South Side of Trent,
59 Belinda at the Bath,
60 The Coy. An Ode,
61 To the Honourable Mrs. Elizabeth Townshend, afterwards Lady Cornwallis, on her Picture at Rainham,
62 To Mr. Pope, on his Works, 1726, Part of the Tenth Book of the Iliads of Homer. In the Style of Milton,
68 A Pastoral, to a young Lady upon her leaving, and return to, the Country,
84 Poverty and Poetry,
88 To a Lady, playing with a Snake,
90 To a Lady of Thirty, On the Birth-day of a Gentleman when three Years
old, The Forty-third Chapter of Ecclefiafticus. A Pa. raphrase,
95 The Conclusion of an Epilogue to Mr. Southern's
last Play, called Money the Mistress, The Parting, a Song, set by Dr. Tudway, Professor of Music in Cambridge,
ibid. On a Flower which Belinda gave me from her Bo
som, The Story of Talus, from the fourth Book of ApolJonius Rhodius. V. 16292
From the Eleventh Book of the Iliads of Homer.
To Mrs. Eliz. M-t, on her Picture, 1716,
Prologue to Mr. Fenton's excellent Tragedy Ma-
To Mr. A. Pope, who corrected my Verses,
Monsieur Maynard imitated. To the Right Ho-
The Widow and Virgin Sisters, being a Letter to
On the Death of my dear Friend Mr. Elijah Fen-
A Poem on Death. To Thomas Marriot, Esq; 126
The Complaint. Cælia to Damon,
The Battle of the Gods and Titans : from the Theo.
gony of Hesiod ; with a Description of Tartarus,
The Love of Jason and Medea. From the Third
Book, Verse 743, of Apollonius Rhodius, 150
Epistola ad Amicum Rusticantem, fcripta Vere in-