Ye glitt’ring Train! whoin lace and velvet bless,
Suipend the soft solicitudes of dress;
From grov'ling business and fuperAuous care,
Ye fons of Avarice! a moment spare :
Vot'ries of Fame and worshippers of Pow'r !
Dismiss the pleasing phantoms for an hour.
Our daring Bard, with spirit unconfin'd,
Spreads wide the mighty moral of mankind.
Learn here how Heav'n supports the virtuous mind,
Daring, tho' calm; and vigorous, though resiga'd.
Learn here what anguish racks the guilty breait,
In pow'r dependent, in fuccess deprest.
Learn here that Peace from Innocence must flow;
All else is empty sound, and idle show.
If truths like the fe with pleasing language joia ;
Ennobled, yet unchang'd, if Nature Thine :
If no wild draught depart from Reason's rules,
Nor gode his heroes, nor his lovers fools :
Intriguing wits ! his artless plot forgive ;
And spare him, beauties! tho' his lovers live.
Be this at least his praise; be this his pride ; To force applause no modern arts are try'd. Shou'd partial cat-calls all his hopes confound, He bids no trumpet quell che fatal sound. Should welcome Alcep relieve the weary wit, He rolls no thunders o'er the drowsy pit,