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'Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn,
One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd hill, * Along the heath and near his fav’rite tree: ' Another came; nor yet beside the rill, “Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he ;
The next with dirges due in fad array, *Slow through the church-way path we saw him born,
Approach and read (for thou canst read) the lay,
The ÉPIT A P H.
H ERE refts bis bead upon the lap of Earth,
* A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown, Fair Science frown'd not on his bumble birth, And Melancholy mark'd him for ber own.
Large was his bounty, and his soul fincere,
No farther seek his merits to disclose,
D AUGHTER of Jove, relentless Pow'r,
Thou Tamer of the human breast,
The Bad affright, afflict the Best !
And purple tyrants vainly grcan
When first thy Sire to send on earth
Virtue, his darling Child, design’d, To thee he gave the heav'nly Birth,
And bade to form her infant mind. Stern rugged nurse! thy rigid lore With patience many a year she bore :
What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learn'd to melt at others' woe.
Scared at thy frown terrific, fly
Self-pleasing Folly's idle brood,
And leave us leisure to be good.
The summer Friend, the Aattering Foe; By vain Prosperity received, To her they vow their truth, and are again believed.
Wisdom in fable garb array'd,
Immers'd in rapt'rous thought profound,
With leaden eye, that loves the ground,
With Justice to herself severe,
Oh! gently on thy Suppliant's head,
Dread Goddess, lay thy chastning hand! Not in thy Gorgon terrors clad,
Nor circled with the vengeful Band
With screaming Horror's funeral cry,
Thy form benign, oh Goddess, wear,
Thy milder influence impart,
To soften, not to wound my heart,
Exact my own defe&s to scan,
E DUCATI O N.
А PoE M:
Unum studium vere liberale eft, quod liberum facit. Hoc
fapientice Audium et, sublime, forte, magnanimum : cætera pufilla & puerilia funt.- Plus fcire velle quàm fit fatis intemperantiæ genus eft. Quid, quòd ifta liberalium artium conseEtatio molestos, verbofos, intempestivos, fibi placentes facit, & ideo non dicentes necesaria, quia supervacua didicerunt. .
Sen. Ep. 88.
Parent of Science, queen of Arts refin'd!