Well deserves her Beauty.
Let's be gay, 5 While we may,
Beauty's a Flower, despised in decay.
Youth's the Season &c.
Let us drink and sport to-day, 10 Ours is not to-morrow.
Love with Youth flies swift away,
Age is nought but Sorrow.
Dance and sing,
Time's on the Wing,
Life never knows the return of Spring. 15
CHORUS. Let us drink &c.
Air XXVI. Courtiers, Courtiers think it no harm, &c.
Man may escape from Rope and Gun;
Nay, some have out-liv'd the Doctor's Pill;
Who takes a Woman must be undon,
That Basilisk is sure to kill.
The Fly that sips Treacle is lost in the Sweets, 5 So he that tastes Woman, Woman, Woman,
He that tastes Woman, Ruin meets.
____________________Pastorals1Summer The Second Pastoral, or Alexis To Dr. Garth
A SHEPHERD'S BOY (he seeks no better name)
Led forth his flocks along the silver Thame,
Where dancing sun-beams on the waters play'd,