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Where Love presides, still may she bear the prize, But rigid law has neither ears nor eyes ; Charms to which Mars and Hercules would bow, Minos and Rhadamanthus disavow : Justice, by nothing biass’d or inclin'd, Deaf to persuasion, to temptation blind, Determines w out favour, and the laws O’erlook the parties, to decide the cause. What then avails it that a beardless boy Took a rash fancy for a female toy ? Th' insulted Argives with a numerous hoft Pursue revenge, and seek the Dardan coast: Though the gods built, and though the gods defend, Those lofty towers the hostile Greeks ascend, Nor leave they till the town in alhes lies, And all the race of royal Priam dies. The queen of Paphos mixing in the fray Rallies the troops, and urges on the day, In person in the foremost ranks she stands, Provokes the charge, directs, assists, commands: Stern Diomed, advancing high in air His father'd javelin, strikes the heavenly fair ; The vaulted skies with her loud shrieks resound, And high Olympus trembles at the wound. In causes just should all the gods oppose, "Twcre honest to dispute ; fo Cato chose. Dismiss that plea, and what shall blood avail ? If beauty is deny’d, shall birth avail ? Blood and high deeds in distant ages done, Are our forefathers merit, not our own.

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Might none a just possession be allow'd,
But those who could bring desert or boast of blood,
What numbers, even here, might be condemn’d,
Strip'd and despoild of all, revil'd, contemn'd!
Take a just view, how many may

remark
Who's now a lord, his grandfire was a clerk :
Then, O beware, nor do those robes despise,
But honour that, from whence your honours rife.
How dear to Britain are her darling laws !
What blood has she not lavishid in their cause ?
Kings are the common llaves to laughter led,
Or wander through the world to beg their bread.
Such fatal precedents might awe the throne
From lawless grants : who gives what's not their own,
The gift is void : 'twere a cheap way to clear
The crown accounts, by robbing from the bar!
That
power

which takes from me, may force from
To your own interests---you were ever true :
Consider that: I plead but your own cause :
Give sentence then, protect, maintain the laws.
He spoke. The princes differ, and divide ;
Some follow law, and some with beauty side.
So once th' apostate angels brav'd the power
Whom they were wont to worship and iinplore :
Like impious is their rage, who have in chace
A new omnipotence in Grafion's face.
Bold Rochester, undaunted, just, and wise,
Asserts the goddess with the charming eyes :
Beauty her orders, like th' Almighty, sends,
And Rochester, like Michael, cleaves tlie fiends :

P

And

you:

And O may Beauty never want reward
For thee, her noble champion, and her guard.
Peauty triumphs, and Law submitting lies,
The tyrant tam’d, aloud for mercy cries :
Conquest can never fail in radiant Grafton's eycs.

TO MY LORD LANSDOWNE,

U PON

Τ Η Ε

BOMBARDING AND BURNING THE TOWN

OF GRANVILLE IN NORMANDY.

THO
THOUGH built by gods, confum'd by hostile flame

Troy bury'd lies, yet lives the Trojan name ;
And so shall shine, though with these walls were loft
All the records thy ancestors could boast.
For Latium conquer’d, and for Turnus Nain,
Æneas lives, though not one fione remain
Where he arose : nor art thou lefs renown'd
For thy loud triumphs on Hungarian ground.
Those arms which for nine centuries had brav d *
The wrath of time, on antic stone engravid,
Now torn by mortars, ftand yet undefac'd
On nobler trophies by thy valour rais'd : .

* The arms of his family, at that time still remaining on one of t.ie gates of the town.

Safe

Safe on thy * eagle's wings they foar, above
The rage of war or thunder to renove,
Borne by the bird of Cæsar and of Jove.

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TO MY FRIEND DR. GARTH,

IN

HIS

SICKNESS.

M
ACHAON sick; in every face we find

His danger is the danger of mankind,
Whosc art proteeting, Nature could expire
But by a deluge, or the general fire.
More lives he saves than perish in our wars,
And faster than a plague destroys, repairs :
The bold carouser, and adventuring dame,
Nor fear the fever, nor refufe the flame;
Safe in his skill, from all restraint set free,
But conscious shame, remorse, and piety.
Sire of all arts, defend thy darling son,
O save the man, whose life's so much our own ;
On whom, like Atlas, the whole world's reclind,
And, by restoring Garth, preserve mankind.

* Created a Count of the Roman empire, with privilege to quarter his arms on the Imperial Spread Eagle, in acknowledgment of his bravery at the relief of Vienna, and several other occasions in the war of Hungary, where his lordihip ferved a volunteer.

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TH

I.
'HE happiest mortals once were we,

I lov’d Myra, Myra me;
Each defirous of the blessing,

Nothing wanting but possessing ;
I lov’d Myra, Myra me,
The happiest mortals once were we.

11.
But since cruel fates diffever,
Torn from Love, and torn for ever,

Tortures end me,

Death befriend me;
Of all pains the greatest pain
Is to love---and love in vain.

IT O

FL A V I A.

Her Gardens having escaped a Flood that had

destroyed all the Fruits of the Ground in her Neighbourhood.

WH

HAT hands divine have planted and protect,

The torrent Ipares, and deluges respect; So when the waters o'er the world were fpread, Covering each oak, and every mountain's head,

The

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