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The Sheep and the Bramble-Bush

By Cunningham, John

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Title: The Sheep and the Bramble-Bush  
Author: Cunningham, John
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: A THICK-TWISTED brake, in the time of a storm, // Seem'd kindly to cover a sheep: // So snug, for a while, he lay shelter'd and warm, // It quietly sooth'd him asleep. // The clouds are now scatter'd-the winds are at peace, // The sheep to his pasture inclin'd; // But ah! the fell thicket lays hold of his fleece, // His coat is left forfeit behind. // My friend, who the thicket of law never try'd, // Consider before you get in; // Tho' judgment and sentence are pass'd on your side, // By Jove, you'll be fleec'd to your skin. // John Cunningham // The Hawthorn Bower // A Song // PALEMNON, in the hawthorn bower, // With fond impatience lay, // He counted every anxious hour // That stretch'd the tedious day. // The rosy dawn, Pastora nam'd, // And vow'd that she'd be kind; // But ah! the setting sun proclaim'd // That woman's vows are-wind. // The fickle sex, the boy defy'd! // And swore, in terms profane, // That beauty in her brightest pride // Might sue to him in vain. // When Delia from the neighb'ring glade // Appear'd in all her charms, // Each angry vow Palemon made // Was lost in Delia's arms. // The lovers had not long reclin'd // Before Pastora came; // Inconstancy, she cry'd, I find // In every heart's the same. // For young Alexis sigh'd and press'd...


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