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Publication: Grub Street Journal January 15, 1730

Grub-Street Journal (Newspaper) - January 15, 1730, London, Middlesex K V m b. it. J Ca fie continued i^eeftip. Gfyutmpy J AMU ART iS. 1736. 0# cold December fragrant ch'aplets blow j | Jb^i;) harVefts nod beneath the /now. . jpunciad Bi I. The ODE for the New Year, Which .! joyous Thou thy fclf appear, CHORUS* As Hartnony the Day begun, 8 Sing on, fing on, till Day is imt\ And then * (mg on fill to a fecond Sun / 40 Various readings in Land. J.out- Jan. 10. t Wbence. * Hail .the new bnm peaceful, j Thick rife. � Smooth flow. Viftos." 6 Grove. 7 Chorus, s Play on, play on. $ Play on. . - ; Green * welcome in the n'qw b �in thy younger, put on. Tear: _ 5 ook.of Smiles *y, Britijb Climes, '".'. A I R. " Hpw ' tair^arife their flffidy Woods! How t&, all is gay. but the fait Verfe of it" is to paiticu->^Iariy*beautiful, that tho' one change the order of the Words, '-.and Endeavour to reduce them to the profaic liylej yet they :. fliine with equal luftr'e as in the ^BKt felf: 15 And put on in tbjryounger F^Ce^KKf^ of Smiles* .W^en this was read in the S^GietWref. P6$y: could not forbear breaking out into this poetic Rapture, For this, great Bard, thou ottgW^ to -wear the Crown, And in thy learned Brows a -wreath of Bay's put on. The Critics obierve concerning Lyrick poetry, That it* is* a loofe and free way of writing, which feems to defpife all fort of Method ; that it affects Tranfitiofls.' Eicdflibfis, and Di-greflions, which appear to be made with no Aft at' allj[ that it negledts the conne�tion of Sentences;, and is mueh pleaferf with /^eqjAeht 'E^claSnations. Thefe Rules are all exemplified in this Ode : and accordingly the 2d Stanxa begins, Happy, happy, Britijb climes .' which has rib manner of dependance ,upon the z5 fore-going, but might as well Have been placed before it. The excurfion to Jhady Woods and fiker Floods,;&.c- is admirable at this time of the: Year;-.arwUL more fullj^^pear from the Remarks upon the 4th Stanza*. 9^'. The Sence of the nth. Verfe is*fome#S�t dubious, Crown'd with Ceres laughs each Field. Where Ceres, may be taken either metdny'ntically for Corn, or. for the Goddefs of Corn, as if each' Field fead been crotvn'd. with her Hand*; Both thefe 'Sences are verjr^good i but if  the latter be taken, we ough.t rather to read Crown'd by Ceres A- trifling OBjecTrion hai Beenraifed agairift nex^ V^rJ^^ . upon�th# Wbfd; "Pifto; which is generally taken to mean ti&Jgfr .35 6f Prblpecl:- between Trees:1 'andtherefore' it was -maftgr.bif; w^iicler, hfa'verdtiniWadotistox&& yie%Vifos. y^xt^\^t^V-V' ' 20 30 ;

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Publication: Grub Street Journal

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: January 15, 1730

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