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And , « Ah ! forgive a stranger rude ,
A wretch forlorn , » she cry'd, « Whose feet uphallow'd thus intrude
Where heav'n and you resides
« But let a maid thy pity share ,
Whom love has taught to stray ; Who seeks for rest, but finds despair
Companion of her way.
« My father liv'd beside the Tyne ,
A wealthy lord was he ; And all his wealth was mark'd as mine ;
He had but only me.
« To wip me from his tender arms,
Unnumber'd suitors came ; Who prais’d me for imputed charms ,
And felt or feign'd a flame,
« Each hour a mercenary crowd
With richest proffers strove : Among the rest young Edwin bow'd,
But never talk'd of love.
« In humble simplest habit clad,
No wealth nor power had he; Wisdom and wo were all he had,
But these were all to me.
« The blossom opening to the day,
The dews of heav'n refin'd, Could nought of purity display,
To emulate his mind.
« The dew, the blossom on the tree,
With charms inconstant shine : Their charms were his ; but , woe to me!
Their constancy was mine.
« For still I try'd each fickle art,
Importunate and vain ; And, while his passion touch'd my heart ,
I triumph'd in his pain.
« Till quite dejected with my scorn ,
He left me to my pride ; And sought a solitude forlorn,
In secret .where he died.
« But mine the sorrow , mine the fault,
And well my life shall pay: I'll seek the solitude he sought,
And stretch me where he lay.
« And there forlorn , despairing, hid ,
I'll lay me down, and die : 'Twas so for me that Edwin did,
And so for him will I. »
« Forbid it , hear'n! » the hermit cry'd,
And clasp'd her to his breast.
'Twas Edwin's self that press'd.
« Turn , Angelina , erer dear,
My charmer, turn , to see
Restor’d to love and thee.
« Thus let me hold thee to my heart,
And ev'ry care resign:
My life, my all that's mine!
from this hour to part ,
Shall break thy Edwin's too.
DE L'IMPRIMERIE DE CRAPELET.
ID Y L L E S.
DISCOURS sur la Romance.
page 97 ROMANCE PREMIÈRE. L'Innocence reconnue.....
100 II. Le Pêcheur,
125 III. L'Hermite.
127 iv. Le pauvre Philène. ,
137 v. La funeste Vengeance de la jalousie. 141 vi. Plaintes d'une Femme abandonnée par son amant, auprès du berceau de son fils. .
151 VII. Le Pressentiment.
159 VIII. La Jalousie...
167 - Ix. Le lit de Myrthé..
178 x. L'Inconstance.
18r XI. Le Berceau...
184 - XII. L'Épouse abandonnée...
187 Les Amourettes,..
189 Couplet chanté
190 PYGMALION , scène lyrique..
191 La Tempesta , cantata di P. Metastasio..
202 L'Inciampo , cantata...
205 The Hermit , by Oliver Goldsmith.