Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
IF mighty Wealth, that gives the Rules
To Vitious Men, and cheated Fools,
Cou'd but preserve me in the prime
Of blooming Youth, and purchase Time;
Then I wou'd covet Riches too,
And scrape and cheat as others doe.
But since that Life must slide away,
And Wealth can't purchase one poor day;
Why shou'd my cares encrease my pain,
And wast my time with sighs in vain;
Since Riches cannot Life supply,
It is a useless Poverty.
Swift time, that can't be bought to stay,
I'll try to guide the gentlest way.
With chearfull Friends brisk Wine shall pass,
And drown a care in ev'ry Glass.
Sometimes diverted with Loves Charms,
I'll pleasure take in Celia's Arms.