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The learned Prue took a pert young thing,

To divert her virgin Muse with, And pluck sometimes a quill from his wing,

To indito her billet-doux with.
Poor Cloe would give for a well-fledged pair

Her only eye, if you'd ask it;
And Tabitha begg'd, old toothless fair,
For the youngest Love in the basket.

Come buy my Loves, &c. &c.

But one was ift, when Susan came,

One worth them all together;
At sight of her dear looks of shame,

He smiled, and pruned his feather.
Sho wish'd the boy—'twas more than whim-

Her looks, her sighs betray'd it; But kisses #ere not enough for him, I ask'd a heart, and she paid it!

Good-by, my Loves,

Good-by, my Loves, ''Twould make you smile to've seen us

First trade for this

Sweet child of bliss,
And then nurse the boy between us.

TO

And when that heart shall cease to beat,

And when that breath at length is free, Then, Rosa, soul to soul we'll meet,

And mingle to eternity!

SONG.
The wreath you wove, the wreath you wovo

Is fair—but oh, how fair,
If Pity's band had stoľn from Love

One leaf to mingle there!

If every rose with gold were tied,

Did gems for dowdrops fall,
One faded leaf where Love had sigh'd

Were sweetly worth them all.

The wreath you wove, the wreath you wovo

Our emblem well may be;
Its bloom is yours, but hopeless Love

Must keep its tears for mo.

THE SALE OF LOVES.
I DREANT that, in the Paphian groves,

My nest by moonlight laying,
I caught a flight of wanton Loves,

Among the rose-beds playing.
Some just had left their silv'ry shell,

While some were full in feather; So pretty a lot of Loves to sell, Were never yet strung together.

Come buy my Loves,

Come buy my Loves,
Ye dames and rose-lipp'd misses ! -

They're new and bright,

The cost is light,
For the coin of this isle is kisses.

The world had just begun to steal

Each hope that led mo lightly on;
I felt not, as I used to feel,

And life grew dark and love was gone.

No eye to mingle sorrow's tear,

No lip to mingle pleasure's breath,
No circling arms to draw me near-

'Twas gloomy, and I wish'd for death

But when I saw that gentle eye,

Oh! something seem'd to tell me then, That I was yet too young to die,

And hope and bliss might bloom again.

First Cloris came, with looks sedate,

Their coin on her lips was ready ; * I buy," quo. h she, “my Love by weight,

* Full grown, if you please, and steady." * Let mine be light,” said Fanny, “pray

* Such lasting toys undo one; * A light little Love that will last to-day* To-morrow I'll sport a new one."

Come buy my Loves,

Come buy my Loves,
Ye dames and rose-lipp'd misses !

There's some will keep,

Some light and cheap, At from ten to twenty kisses.

With every gentle smile that cross'd

Your kindling cheek, you lighted home Some feeling, which my heart had lost,

And peace, which far had learn'd to roam.

'Twas then indeed so sweet to live,

Hope look'd so new and Love so kind, That, though I mourn, I yet forgive

The ruin thoy have left behind.

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