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(73) Page 63 - Now from rusticity and love
THE GENTLE SHEPHERD.
A thoufand toils are loft in Lethe's ftrearn,
And cares evaiiifli like a morning dream ;
When wifh'd for pleafures rife like morning light.
The pain that's paft enhances the delieht,
Thefe joysl feel that words can ill exprefs,
I ne'er had known without my late diftrefs.
But from his niftic bnfinefs and love
I muft, inhafte, my Patrick foon remove,
To courts and camps that may his foul improve
Like the rough diamond as it leaves the mine.
Only in little breakings fliews its light,
'Till artful polilhing has made it (hine ;
Thus education makes the genius bright.
Orfitng asfollcivs.
, SANG XV.— Tune, Wat ye ivha J met ysjlreen,
Now from rufticity and love,
Whoie flames but over lowly burn.
My gentle (hepherd mull be drove.
His foul muft take another turn:
As the rough diamond from the mine.
In breakings only fliews its light,
•Till polifliing has made it {hine,
Th'is leaniinf; makes the genius bright:.
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