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2 But when the mind resigning
Distinction's flattering state,
Humility of fate;
Creates no transient care;
Be certain love is there.
THE RICHES OF LOVE.
A Glee for four voices: by R. Cooke.
WRITTEN BY MISS WILLIAMS.
No riches from his scanty store,
My lover could impart;
He gave me all his heart.
From shore to shore he flies;
When love is all I prize!
FROM THE OPERA OF LOVE'S TRIALS,
BY MR. PRATT.
That binds two gentle souls in' one!
Hence joys in quick succession come; Each day they more enamour'd grow; And have no wish,—beyond their home.
4 Happy the Youth who finds a Bride,
In sprightly days of Health and Ease : Whose temper to his own allied, No knowledge seeks—but how to please.
5 A thousand sweets their days attend !
A thousand comforts rise around! Here Husband, Parent, Wife and Friend,
In every dearest sense, are found.
Came arm'd with Satan to destroy,
And Adam caught in evil hour.*
2 But Love that looks to future bliss,
Nor blushes to confess his name, Taught Adam first the sacred kiss;
And bearing peace from heaven he came. O let the lay thy youthful bosom move To woo the blessings of connubial love!
H. K. B.
THE GOOD HUSBAND.
BY CHARLOTTE RICHARDSON.
1 Ye Fair, who would a partner chuse,
Yet tremble lest your choice be wrong, For you a Sister's lowly muse
Attempts to pour th' instructive song.
* See Milton. Parad. Lost. B. ix. I. 494, &c.
shun with cautious care The sons of vice, a numerous train, Of all their specious arts beware,
Nor listen to their flatt'ring strain.
But he who walks in wisdom's ways,
Who makes the law of God his guide, Whose actions speak his Maker's praise,
In him you safely may confide.
His love through every scene will last,
Nor time his constancy impair, E’en when the charms of youth are past,
Still in his eyes you will be fair.
5 Like Joshua, he will serve the Lord,
And teach his household so to do, His rule of life the written word,
Its precepts daily kept in view.
If to your mutual earnest prayer
Some pledges of your love be given, With all a Parent's watchful care
He'll train them up as heirs of heaven.