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'By the Earle of Rochester' follows title of poem.
This is an imitation of Anacreontea 21 (Campbell, Greek Lyric II (Loeb; 1988) p 190).
Rochester's poem seems to be a parody of Abraham Cowley's Anacreontiques 2, 'The Thirsty Earth soaks up the Rain', Poems, (1656) I p 32.