The Canary Bird Or, Gentlemen And Lady's Polite Amusement
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1760* Excerpt: ...that way, And sought sweet repose in the shade. With sorrow, young lovers, I tell the fad tale, The lass wa3 alluring, the shepherd was frail, And forgot ev'ry vow he had made. To comfort th...
Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (May 20, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
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nymph, and her loss to supply, In form of Alexis young Cupid drew nigh, Of shepherds the envy and pride; Ah! blame not the maid if o'ercome by his truth, Her hand, and her heart she bestow'd on the youth. And the next morn beheld her his bride. Learn rather from Silvia's example, ye fair, That a pleasing revenge should take place of de-spair, Give sorrow and care to the wind, If faithsul, the swain, to his passion be true, If false, seek redress in a lover that's new, And pay each inconstant in kind. SONG SONG CLV. A Dialogue. Set by Dr. Boyce. Sung by Mr. Lowe and Miss Stevenson at Vauxhall. He. HASTE, haste, ev'ry nymph, and each swain to the grove, For Venusis there, 'tis the season for love; Obey the kind summons, for if she's defy'd, Your boldness she'll conquer, and punish your pride. She. Oh hear me, ye fair ones, nor heedlessly run, The path to delight is the road you should shun; Fly far from the grove if Venus be there, Her summon is cruel, her smiles are a snare. He. Sure nature was never averse to delight, Where pleasure is present, sear soon takes it's flight; Proud nymph, if by kindness you cannot be warm'd, Remember that Venus her Cupid has arm'd. She. I sear not his vengeance, his bow, nor his darts, 'Tis credulous folly that softens our hearts; But virtue's the shield, those hearts can secure, And passion's a sickness discretion can cure. He. Hb.. Discretion, why Venus would laugh at the name,. If once in your bosom (he kindles a flame; In spite of yourself, you would hie to the grove,. For reason can't struggle 'gainst nature and love.. She. Go leave...