well Minutolo preferred his suit,
The lady with him more would not dispute,
With downcast eyes she listened to his prayer,
And looked disposed to tranquilize his care;
From easy freedom soon he ’gan to soar;
A smile received:—a kiss bestowed and more:
At length, the lady passed resistance by,
And all conceded, e’en without a sigh.
Ourhero felt a thousand times more blessed
Than when he first the beauteous fair caressed;
For when a flame reciprocal is raised,
The bliss redoubles, and by all is praised.
ThusRichard pleasantly employed his time,
Contented lived, concentring joys sublime.
A sample, now, we have given of his pow’rs,
And who would wish for more delightful hours?
O grant, kind heav’n! that I the like may meet,
And ever prove so wary and discreet.
ETEXT EDITOR’S BOOKMARKS:
In childhood fear ’s the lesson first we
Who knows too much, oft shows a want of sense
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