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I should be glad to drink your Honour's health in
With politics, Sir.
Friend of Humanity.
Spiritless outcast ! (Kicks the Knife-grinder, overturns his wheel, and exit in a transport of Republican Enthusiasm and Universal Philanthropy.)
G. CANNING. 180. ASK ME NO MORE WHERE JOVE BESTOWS ASK me
no more where Jove ! Ask me no more whither doth bestows,
haste When June is past, the fading rose; The nightingale when May is past; For in your beauty's orient eep For in your sweet dividing throat These flowers, as in their causes, She winters, and keeps warm her sleep.
note. Ask me no more whither do stray Ask me no more where those stars The golden atoms of the day ; 'light For in pure love heaven" did That downwards fall in dead of prepare
night ; Those powders to enrich your For in your eyes they sit, and there hair.
Fixèd become as in their sphere.
181. MEDIOCRITY IN LOVE REJECTED
The torrid or the frozen zone
The temperate affords me none:
Like Danaë in that golden shower,
Disdain, that torrent will devour
182. DISDAIN RETURNED He that loves a rosy cheek, But a smooth and steadfast mind, Or a coral lip admires ;
Gentle thoughts, and calm Or from star-like eyes doth desires, seek
Hearts with equal love combined, Fuel to maintain his fires :
Kindle never-dying fires :As old Time makes these decay, Where these are not, I despise So his flames must waste away.
Lovely cheeks or lips or eyes.
183. UNGRATEFUL BEAUTY THREATENED
'Twas I that gave thee thy renown;
Of common beauties lived unknown,
gave it to thy voice and eyes;
Thou art my star, shin'st in my skies;
Lest what I made I uncreate;
I know thee in thy mortal state:
Courts the amorous marigold
Yet she refuses to unfold;
If thy tears and sighs discover
The just reward of a bold lover.
185. TO HIS INCONSTANT MISTRESS
From all the joys of Love, shalt see
Which my strong faith shall purchase me,
Then curse thine own inconstancy!
That heart which thy false oaths did wound;
Than thine shall by Love's hand be bound,
And both with equal glory crowned.
To Love, as I did once to thee;
As mine were then: for thou shalt be
186. A LOYAL SONG [SUNG AT THE THEATRES ROYAL. FOR Two VOICES Published 1742].
God save great George our King, O Lord, our God, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall ;
Confound their politics, Happy and glorious,
Frustrate their knavish tricks ! Long to reign over us,
On Thee our hopes we fix-
God save us all !
Long may he reign !
187. SALLY IN OUR ALLEY. Of all the girls that are
Her father he makes cabbage-nets smart
And through the streets does There's like pretty
cry them; Sally ;
Her mother she sells laces long She is the darling of my heart, To such as please to buy them:
And she lives in our alley. But sure such folks could ne'er There is no lady in the land
beget Is half so sweet as Sally ;
So sweet a girl as Sally! She is the darling of my heart, She is the darling of my heart, And she lives in our alley.
And she lives in our alley.
When she is by, I leave my
I leave the church in sermon-time work,
And slink away to Sally ; I love her so sincerely ;
She is the darling of my heart, My master comes like any Turk, And she lives in our alley.
And bangs me most severely-
about I'll bear it all for Sally ;
again She is the darling of my heart,
O then I shall have money ; And she lives in our alley. I'll hoard it up, and box and all
I'll give it to my honey : Of all the days that's in the And would it were ten thousand week
pounds, I dearly love but one day
I'd give it all to Sally ; And that's the day that comes She is the darling of my heart, betwixt
And she lives in our alley. A Saturday and Monday; For then I'm drest all in my My master and the neighbours all best
Make game of me and Sally, To walk abroad with Sally ; And, but for her, I'd better be She is the darling of my heart,
A slave and row a galley ; And she lives in our alley.
But when my seven long years are
out My master carries me to church, O then I'll marry Sally,– And often am I blamed
O then we'll wed, and then we'll Because I leave him in the lurch
bed, As soon as text is named ;
But not in our alley!
188. FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE CHAMPAIGN
From the mountains to the Champaign,
By the glens and hills along,
Comes a motion as of song :
Brings delight, and brings good heed ;
Let thy life be Deed on Deed !
Keep not standing fixed and rooted,
Briskly venture, briskly roam :
And stout heart, are still at home.
We are gay, whate'er betide :
So here hath been dawning
Another blue Day : Think wilt thou let it
Slip useless away ? Out of Eternity
This new Day is born ; Into Eternity,
At night, will return.
Behold it aforetime
No eye ever did :
From all eyes is hid.
Another blue Day:
190. CUI BONO
WHAT is Hope ? A smiling rainbow
Children follow through the wet ;
Never urchin found it yet.
On a sea with sunny shore ;
We are sunk, and seen no more.
Vainly strives, and fights, and frets ;
191. CORIDON'S SONG
High trolollie lollie loe,
High trolollie lee, That quiet contemplation
His pride is in his tillage, Possesseth all my mind :
His horses and his cart: Then care away,
Then care away,
And wend along with me.
High trolollie lollie loe,
High trolollie lee,
That doth prolong our lives ;
Then care away, And wend along with me.
And wend along with me.