Poetical recreations consisting of original poems, songs, odes, &c. with several new translations : in two parts
Barker, Jane.

SONG.

I.
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.
II.
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.
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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.