The Hippocrene; a collection of poems

9781232428176: The Hippocrene; a collection of poems
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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. 1831 Excerpt: ...The shade of endless night comes on,.An hundred kisses, then my Fair! And now another hundred spare, Another hundred shall remain, Grant then the number o'er again. Who kissing can despise or blame? A chaste delight that's still the same; Where Love is ever but begun, Never, oh! never to be done: Those lips more press'd more lovely glow, More sweetly pout--more dimply grow; Should I, ten thousand kisses gain, New stores of bliss would still remain, Thus tho' the chaste industrious bee, Of blooming shrub,--or fragrant tree, The sweets with greedy joy devours, Unhurt the leaves--the beauteous flowers! N The sun was set: the busy day was o'er, And pedlars strain'd their piping lungs no more; With tents well stor'd each neighb'ring road was lin'd, And ev'ry Ale-house-wife exceeding kind: Of these Red Rose the purest liquor sold, Rich, ripe, and ruby, tho' not five days old; Her spacious tents had seats for soft repose, And from her pots luxuriant steam arose; Before her tent she sat with gracious air, To greet her friends returning from the Fair! Hard task! her tongue was not one moment mute,--For who could pass without a kind salute? Scarce could her tent the crowded guests contain, Scarce could her hands supply the cheerful train: From friend to friend, high foaming cups went round, In songs the music of the drones was drown'd: And now Tom-tip taught ev'ry note to thrill, While Mcnster-jack exerted all his skill! Both pipers,--both well known all o'er the land, For cards, and dice, low wit, and sleight of hand: Both drunkards, am'rous, vers'd in ev'ry art; To drain a cask, or wound a female heart: Tom's softer strains young simple maids allure, And Monster-jack no rival can endure!--Hence discord and disdain--the greatest wits, Are oft tormented with such jea...

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