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1.
Fable L: The Hare And Many Friends
Friendship, as love, is but a name,
Save in a concentrated flame;
And thus, in friendships, who depend
On more than one, find not one friend.
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2.
Ode To Adversity
Daughter of Heav'n, relentless pow'r,
Thou tamer of the human breast,
Whose iron scourge, and tort'ring hour,
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3.
An Elegy On A Lap-Dog


1 Shock's fate I mourn; poor Shock is now no more,
2 Ye Muses mourn, ye chamber-maids deplore.
3 Unhappy Shock! yet more unhappy fair,
4 Doom'd to survive thy joy and only care!
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4.
Sweet William's Farewell To Black-Ey'D Susan: A Ballad
1 All in the Downs the fleet was moor'd,
2 The streamers waving in the wind,
3 When black-ey'd Susan came aboard.
4 Oh! where shall I my true love find!
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Trivia; Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of London (Excer
Thus far the Muse has trac'd in useful lays
The proper implements for wintry ways;
Has taught the walker, with judicious eyes,
To read the various warnings of the skies.
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6.
The Beggar's Opera (Excerpts)
Air I.An old woman clothed in gray, &c.1-
Through all the employments of life
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Each neighbour abuses his brother;
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7.
Fable Xlii. The Juggler
A juggler long through all the town
Had raised his fortune and renown;
You'd think (so far his art transcends)
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8.
Acis And Galatea
Air.
Love in her eyes sits playing,
And sheds delicious death;
Love on her lips is straying,
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9.
Rural Sports: A Georgic - Canto I.
You, who the sweets of rural life have known,
Despise the ungrateful hurry of the town;
In Windsor groves your easy hours employ,
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10.
The Fan : A Poem. Book I.
I sing that graceful toy, whose waving play,
With gentle gales relieves the sultry day.
Not the wide fan by Persian dames display'd,
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