Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
SONG. On Sight of a LADY's Face in the Water.
STand still, ye Floods, do not deface
That Image which you bear:
So Votaries from ev'ry place,
To you shall Altars rear.
No Winds, but Lovers sighs blow here,
To trouble these glad streams;
On which no Star from any Sphere,
Did ever dart such Beams.
To Crystal then in hast congeal,
Lest you shou'd lose your bliss;
And to my cruel Fair reveal,
How cold, how hard she is.
But if the envious Nymphs shall fear,
Their Beauties will be scorn'd;
And hire the ruder Winds to tear,
That Face which you adorn'd.
Then rage and foam amain, that we
Their Malice may despise;
And from your froths we soon shall see
A second Venus rise.