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Not one immoral, one corrupted thought,
One line, which dying he could wish to blot,

Oh! may to-night your favourable doom
Another laurel add, to grace his tomb :
Whild he, fuperior now to praise or blame,
Hears not the fсeble voice of human fame.
Yet, if to those whom molt on earth he lov'd,
From whom his pious care is now remov'd,
With whom his liberal hand, and bounteous heart,
Sivar'd all his little fortune could impart ;
If to those friends your kind regard Thall give
What they no longer can from his receive;
That, that, ev'n now, above yon Atarry pole,
May touch with pleasure his immortal foul.

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OU, who, lupreme o'er every work of wit,

In judgment here, unaw'd, unbials'd, fit,
The palatines and guardians of the pit ;
It to your minds this merely modern play
No useful tenk, no generous warmth convey ;
I! jujian here, through e: ch unnatural Icene,
In straind conceits found high, and nothing mean ;
If lojty dullness for your vengeance

call :
Luc Elmerick judge, and let the guilty fall,

But

But if fimplicity, with force and fire, ·
Unlabour'd thoughts and artless words inspire;
If, like the action which thefe scenes relate,
The whole appear irregularly great;
If master-strokes the nobler passions move :
Then, like the king, acquit us, and approve.

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VIRIDANTIA TEMPE! TEMPE, QVAE SYLVAE CINGVNT SVPERIMPEN

DENTIS.

II. On a Rocky FANCY Seaf.

EGO LAVDO RVRIS AMOENI, RIVOS; ET MVSCO CIRVMLITA SAXA NEMVSQVE.

III.

TO THE MEMORY OF

WILLIAM SHENSTONE, ESQUIRE ;

IN WHOSE VERSES

WERE ALL THE NATURAL GLACES,

AND IN WHOSE MANNERS

WAS ALL THE AMIABLE SIMPLICITY,

OF PASTORAL POETRY,

WITH THE SWEET TENDERNESS

OF THE ELEGIAC.

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IV. On

IV. On the Pedestal of an URN,

ALEXANDRO POPE;
PORTARVM ANGLICANORVM
ELEGANTISSIMO DVLCISSIMOQVE;
VIRORVM CASTIGATORI ACERRIMO,
SAPIENTIAE DOCTORI SVAVISSIMO,

SACRA ESTO.

ANN. DOM. MDCCXLIV.

V. On a BENCH.
LIBET IACERE MODO SVB ANTIQVA ILICE,

MODO IN TENACE GRAMINE;
LABVNTVR ALTIS INTERIM RIVIS AQVAE;

QVAERVNTVR IN SYLVIS AVES :
FONTESQVE LYMPHIS OBSTREPVNT MANANTIBVS

SOMNOS QVOD INVITET LEVES.

VI. On THOMSON'S SEAT t.

INGENIO IMMORTALI

IACOBI THOMSON,
POETAE SVBLIMIS,

VIRI BONI;
ADDICVLAM HANC, QVEM VIVVS DILEXIT,
POST MORTEM EIVS CONSTRVCTAM,

DICAT DEDICATQVE
GEORGIVS LYTTELTON.'

* A Doric portico in another part of the park is ho-
noured with the name of “ Pope's Building," and
infcribed, QVIETI ET MVSIS.

† A very handsome and well-finished building, in
an octagonal line.

CONTENTS

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I. Uncertainty. To Mr. Pope,
II. Hope. To Mr. Doddington,
III. Jealousy. To Mr. Edward Walpole,
IV. Poffeffion. To Lord Cobham,

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Soliloquy of a Beauty in the country. Written at
Eaton School,

11 Blenheim. Written at the University of Oxford, in the Year 1727,

19 To the Reverend Dr. Ayscough, at Oxford. Written from Paris in the Year 1728,

25 To Mr. Poyntz, Ambassador at the Congress of Soiffons, in 1728. Written at Paris,

30 Verses to be written under a Picture of Mr. Poyntz, 33 An Epiftle to Mr. Pope. From Rome, 1730. 34 To Lord Hervey, in the Year 1730. From Worcestershire,

37 Advice to a Lady. 1731.

39 Song

45

in 1729,

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54

Song. Written in the Year 1732,

Page 44 Song. Written in the Year 1733, Damon and Delia. In Imitation of Horace and Lydia. Written in the Year 1732,

47 Ode, in Imitation of Pastor Fido. Written Abroad

49" Parts of an Elegy of Tibullus. Translated 1729-30,

30 Song. Written in the Year 1732, Verses written at Mr. Pope's House at Twicken

ham, which he had lent to Mrs. Greville. In August, 1735.

53 Epigram, To Mr. Welt, at Wickham. Written in the Year 1740,

ibid. To Miss Lucy Fortescue,

5$ To the same ; with Hammond's Elegies, ibid. To the same,

56 To the same,

ibid. A Prayer to Venus, in her Temple at Stowe. To

the same, To the same. On her pleading Want of Time,

58 To the same,

59 To the same,

60 To the same ; with a new Watch,

61 An Irregular Ode. Written at Wickham in 1746. To the fame,

ibid. To the Memory of the fame Lady. A Monody. A. D. 17479

Verles,

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