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  • Publication Name: Covent Garden Journal
  • Location: London, Middlesex
  • Pages Available: 360
  • Years Available: 1727 - 1752
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Covent Garden Journal (Newspaper) - April 7, 1752, London, Middlesex The Co vent Garden By Sir ALE X A N D E R D R AWC AN KntCeiifor of GREAT BRITAIN Price 3 APRIL To be continued every TUESDAY and Ae wilts IV Hi V 0f0r fo the Doom of Fate In Heavn be lives How glorious the Exchange H E following Elegy on the late Prince of ihould have been publifhed the Middle of laft had it not been unfor tunately This we hope will be a fuf ficient Apology to the ingenious Author our we doubt will thank us for giving it them at any AT Fredericks near Thames im perial Their Vigils all the fucred Choir hall keep Mute oer hisUrn a mournful Train fhall ftandj And evry and evry Virtue To drefs the Spot where refts his princely Frefh Garlands from the Plains each Swain fhal bring From deepning and Woodland each Maid Shall ftrip the flowry Bofom of the There too the graver good and Shall and ftoop to Earth his ftreaming Cheek as he kneels to the hallowd Mold Shall in Words that and Tears that fpeak Mean Time the Clouds hall drop their watry The South and Weftern Breeze fliall jointly blow And upon their fpicy Pinions fpread The Sweets that jffue from his X3 Ah me the Swans that failed in ftarely And whilom ftopt by Kews lovd Vale to fing How flow and fad they row along the Tide How droop their Necks beneath their faded Wing For fince Fate the cruel Arrow Sad Change befalls the Scenes that charrrid be fore The parting Genius of the Plains is The and Dryad Train are feen no more The Nereids figh beneath their coral Their Seagreen Wreathes in rude Diforder torn The Bird of Calm forfakes the troubld The Groves and and all their Echoes From this fad Hour to many a future Dxf As led by Love to drop a The Stranger takes his folitary Thro thefe bleft Haunts to old dear The village Hind that wont to treadTfe Long Tales of his departed Lord fliall t With forrowing Steps his cuftomd Walks hall And point the Bowr where lovd to Beneath this befide that hallowd Oft with his Lyre he haiTdMffi opning Year And ftill harmonious and pleaf ing c Hang mufical on evry Oft fird to nobler jlirith godlike 4 J He fought yon poplar SSIde in peniive Mood For Britains Weal fome Patriot Plan de Architea of public O how we haild him in his mid Career How dawnd his Morn Meridian blazd how bright Till envious Death deformd the rifing In Winters Solftice like the fudden Night J So thrond in Amber Car the radiant All glorious mounts the purple Road ot Day Before his and Vigwr As round he pours in Tides his golden Ray But fee down he flopes his hafty fudden Clouds obfcure hisEvningEye In dewy Mifts he fhrouds his fhortend And fets in Tears beneath the weftern But Guardians of the That wheel the adarnantiheSpindle round long extend Imperial Caefars And fpare the Thread with which his Life is Place to the Sires Account the juft Due to his Annals whofe frefhLofs we mourn 5 Late may we feed for George a fecond Late may his Afhes fitf their fated So Peace fhall fpread her graceful olive Pale her Head and flmu the Light 3 Fair Freedom bid her towring Spires invade The and rival Heavns urmfcafurd Mean Time rich Commerce wtde from1 Pole to Shall ftretch her remoteil Climes ex plore wafted back by profprous The Wealth of either World to Albions PallMall 9 Being detained in this Town a few like an unwilling Captive on Bu the many fine Strokes of Humour with which you delineate the Vices of this Age in your new Co VENT GARDEN foon engaged my and made me ambitious of fending you one Eflay on a Subjecl now grown ripe for your It is the fafhioaable Vice of ROUTS which has fo bewitched the Hearts of ma ny of my fair for as for the Men I leave them to themfelves that my Indignation is raisd at an if not foon will L 0 N D 0 N Printed and Sold by at the TempleEar and at the UNIVERSAL REGISTER oppofice in the Strand where ADVERTISEMENTS and LETTERS to the AUTHOR arc taken inhere may be had the former ;