A Song, pp.189-191.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

On the Marriage of the R. H. L. G. – and L. K-C-. 

To the Tune of, The Highland laddie

– 

NOw all thy virgin-sweets are mine, 

And all the shining charms that grace thee; 

My fair Melinda come recline 

Upon my breast, while I embrace thee, 

And tell without dissembling art, 

My happy raptures on thy bosom: 

Thus will I plant within thy heart, 

A love that shall for ever blossom. 

– 

Chorus

O the happy, happy, brave and bonny, 

Sure the Gods well pleas’d behold ye; 

Their work admire, so great, so fair, 

And well in all your joys uphold ye. 

– 

Melinda

No more I blush, now that I’m thine, 

To own my love in transport tender, 

Since that so brave a man is mine, 

To my Brigantius I surrender. 

By sacred ties I’m now to move, 

As thy exalted thoughts direct me; 

And while my smiles engage thy love, 

Thy manly greatness shall protect me. 

– 

Chorus

O the happy, &c

– 

Brigantius

Soft fall thy words, like morning-dew, 

New life on blowing flowers bestowing: 

Thus kindly yielding makes me bow 

To heaven, with spirit grateful glowing. 

My honour, courage, wealth and wit, 

Thou dear delight, my chiefest treasure, 

Shall be imployed as thou thinks fit, 

As agents for our love and pleasure. 

– 

Chorus

O the happy, &c

– 

Melinda

With my Brigantius I could live 

In lonely cotts, beside a mountain, 

And nature’s easy wants relieve, 

With shepherds fare, and quaf the fountain. 

What pleases thee, the rural grove, 

Or congress of the fair and witty, 

Shall give me pleasure with thy love, 

In plains retir’d or social city. 

– 

Chorus

O the happy, &c

– 

Brigantius

How sweetly canst thou charm my soul, 

O lovely sum of my desires! 

Thy beauties all my cares controul, 

Thy virtue all that’s good inspires. 

Tune every instrument of sound, 

Which all the mind divinely raises, 

Till every height and dale rebounds, 

Both loud and sweet, my darling’s praises. 

– 

Chorus

O the happy, &c

– 

Melinda

Thy love gives me the brightest shine, 

My happiness is now completed, 

Since all that’s generous, great and fine, 

In my Brigantius is united; 

For which I’ll study thy delight, 

With kindly tale the time beguiling, 

And round the change of day and night; 

Fix throughout life a constant smiling. 

– 

Chorus

O the happy, &c

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