Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
ON THE PRESENTATION OF A BIRD to his MISTRISS.
WAlking abroad to tast the welcom Spring,
And hear the Birds their lays mos• sweetly sing;
Plac'd on a spreading Elm amongst the rest,
(Whose rare harmonious warbling pleas'd me best)
Was one I tempted to my lure, and caught,
Which now (fair Saint) I send you to be taught:
'Tis young, and apt to learn; and sure no Voice
VVas e'er so full of Art, so clear and choice
As yours, t' instruct it, that in time 't may rise
To be the sweet-tongu'd Bird of Paradise.