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Philetus he was call'd, fprung from a race
And envious Fate had labour'd to deface
And offers up a pleasing sacrifice,
The glory which in his great stock did shine :
But blinded Love could no fuch diff'rence see.
Yet he by chance had hit this heart aright,
Tho' he have shot him right her heart he'll miss.
Unto Love's altar therefore he repairs,
To look upon and ease his miseries;
Entreating Cupid, with inducing pray'rs,
Tots' d Threate
Where having pray'd, recov'ring breath again,
"Oh! mighty C-**
"And let me not affection vainly spend,
« But kindle flames in her like thofe in me; ** Yet if that gift my fortune doth tranfcend, * Grant that her charming beauty I may fee; "For ever view thofe eyes, whofe charming light 95 "More than the world befides does pleafe my fight. XVIL
"Thofe who contemn thy facred deity,
"Laugh at thy pow'r, make them thine anger know; "I faultlefs am; what honour can it be
"Only to wound your flave, and fpare your foe?" Ico Here tears and fighs fpeak his imperfect moan,
In language far more moving than his own.
Home he retir'd; his foul he brought not home;
Juft like a fhip, while every mounting ware,
Tofs'd by enraged Boreas up and down,
ner with a gaping grave;
did his ftate appear,
hope and fear.
what hath caus'd my killing misèries?” 115 thed. What has detam d my cafe?" fight the reasonable remoà replies;
va, waking can my troubice mind appease.” Feho answers. What is any nigh?" Aye."
time and; the quickly afters.
**Teho aniwers tell me the the will:"
wing til te woud the andwers, “ III.”
cer'd her hate, ved the.
No morning banish'd darkness, nor black Night,
But now, at last, the pitying god, o'ercome
By constant votes and tears, fix'd in her heart
A golden fhaft; and she is now become
A fuppliant to Love, that with like dart
He'd wound Philetus; does with tears implore
Aid from that pow'r she so much scorn'd before. 150
Little fhe thinks fhe kept Philetus' heart
To him. Since either fuffers equal smart,
Whilft thoughts 'gainst thoughts rise up in mutiny,
She took a lute (being far from any ears)