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[From the same Opera.]



1 When gentle whispers of a prosp'rous gale
2 Direct the sailor to the much-lov'd shore,
3 To court the breeze he hoists the swelling sail,
4 With hope elate he plies the lab'ring oar.
5 When strait the treach'rous winds are taught to roar,
6 The angry waves obey the harsh command;
7 With stupid grief he views the less'ning shore,
8 And vainly strives to reach the distant land.
9 Thus cruel fate, inconstant as the air,
10 Just shews me joys, that ah! I ne'er must taste;
11 And when I stretch my arms to grasp the fair,
12 She snatches from me the inviting feast.


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Title (in Source Edition): [From the same Opera.]
Author: Mary Jones
Genres: translation

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Jones, Mary, d. 1778. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse. By Mary Jones. Oxford: Printed; and delivered by Mr. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, Mr. Clements in Oxford, and Mr. Frederick in Bath, MDCCL., 1750, p. 46. vi,[1],xlv,[1],405p. (ESTC T115196) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Harding C 1723].)

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