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WINDSOR-FOREST.

To the Right Honourable

George Lord LANSDOWN.

Non injufla cano: Te noftræ, Vare, myrica,
Te Nemus omne canet ; nec Phoebo gratior ulla eft,
Quam fibi quæ Vari præscripfit pagina nomen.

VIRG.

Plate II.

Vol. I. facing p.47.

Swale invietddi

S.SMüllere

foi

My humble Muse, in unambitions Strains Painto the green Forefts & the flowry

Plains.

Windsor Forest.

WINDSOR-FOREST.

To the Right Honourable

George Lord LANSDOWN.

TH

HY forests, Windsor! and thy green retreats,

At once the Monarch's and the Muse's seats, Invite my lays. Be present, fylvan maids ! Unlock your springs, and open all your shades. . GRANVILLE commands; your aid, O Muses,

bring! What Muse for GRANVILLE can refuse to fing?

The Groves of Eden, vanish'd now so long, Live in description, and look green in song:

These,

This Poem was written at two different times: the firft part of it, which relates to the country, in the year 1704, at the same time with the Pastorals : the latter part was not added till the year 1713, in which it was published. P.

VARIATION S.
VER. 3, etc. originally thus,

Chafte Goddess of the woods,
Nymphs of the vales, and Naiads of the floods,
Lead me thro'arching bow'rs, and glimm'ring glades.
Unlock your springs -

P.
IMITATIONS.
Ver. 6.

neget quis carmina Gallo ? Virg.

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