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The Proud he tam'd, the Penitent he chear'd:
Nor to rebuke the rich Offender fear'd.
His Preaching much, but more hisPra&icewrought;
(A living Sermon of the Truths he taught ;)
For this by Rules severe his Life he squar'd:
That all might see the Doctrine which they heard,
For Priests, he faid, are Patterns for the reft:
(TheGold of Heav'n,who bear the God Impress’d:)
But when the precious Coin is kept unclean,
The Sov'raign’s Image is no longer seen.
If they be foul, on whom the People trust,
Well may the baser Brass contract a Rust.

The Prelate, for his Holy Life, he priz'd ;
The worldly Pomp of Prelacy despis’d.
His Saviour came not with a gawdy Show;
Nor was his Kingdom of the World below.
Patience in Want, and Poverty of Mind,

These Marks of Church and Churchmen he de-
And living taught ; and dying left behind.
The Crown he wore was of the pointed Thorn:
In Purple he was Crucify'd, nor born.
They who contend for Place and high Degree,
Are not his Sons, but those of Zebadee.

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Not, but he knew the Signs of Earthly Pow'r Might well become Saint Peter's Successor: The Holy Father holds a double Reign, (plain. The Prince may keep his Pomp; the Fisher must be

Such was the Saint; who shone with everyGrace, Reflecting, Mofes-like, his Maker's Face. I God saw his Image lively was express’d; And his own Work, as in Creation, bless’d.

The Tempter saw him too, with envious Eye; And, as on Job, demanded leave to try. ll He took the time when Richard was depos’d: ! And High and Low with happy Harry clos’d. izó ThisPrince, tho’greatinArms, thePriest withstood:

Near tho' he was, yet not the next of Blood. v Had Richardunconstrain’d, resign'd the Throne;

A King can give no more than is his own:
The Title stood entail'd, had Richard had a Son.

Conquest, an odious Name, was laid aside,
Where all submitted ; none the Battel try’d.
The senseless Plea of Right by Providence,
Was, by a flatt'ring Priest, invented since:


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And lasts no longer than the present Sway;
But justifies the next who comes in play.

The People's Right remains ; let those who dare Dispute their Pow'r, when they the Judges are.

He join’d not in their Choice; because he knew Worse might, and often did, from Change ensue. Much to himself he thought; but little spoke: And, Undepriv’d, his Benefice forsook.

Now, through the Land, his Cure of Souls he And like a Primitive Apostle preach’d. [stretch'd: Still Chearful; ever Constant to his Call; By many follow'd; Lov'd by most, Admir'd by all

. With what he beg'd, his Brethren he reliev'd; And gave the Charities himself receiv'd. Gave, while he Taught; and Edify'd the more; Because he shew'd, by Proof, 'twas easie to bePoor.

He went not, with the Crowds to see a Shrine; But fed us by the way, with Food divine.

In deference to his Virtues, I forbear To thew you, what the rest in Orders were: This Brillant is fo Spotless, and so Bright, He needs no Foyl: But shines by his own proper

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Elow this Marble Monument, is laid All that Heav'n wants of this Celestial Maid.

Preserve, O sacred Tomb, thy Trust
The Mold was made on purpose for the Mind:
divine And she wou'd lose, if at the latter Day
bear One Atom cou'd be mix’d, of other Clay.

Such were the Features of her Heav'nly Face,
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So faultless was the Frame, as if the Whole
Had been an Emanation of the Soul ;
Which her own inward Symmetry reveald;
And like a Picture shone, in Glass Anneal’d.
Or like the Sun eclips'd, with shaded Light:
Too piercing, elfe, to be sustain’d by Sight.
Each Thought was visible that rowld within :
As through a Crystal Case, the figur'd Hours are

And Heav'n did this transparent Veil provide,
Because she had no guilty Thought to hide.
All white, a Virgin-Saint, fhe sought the Skies:
For Marriage, tho'it fullies not, it dyes.
High tho’her Wit, yet Humble was her Mind;
As if she cou'd not, or she wou'd not find
How much her Worth transcended all her Kind.
Yet she had learn'd so much of Heav'n below,
That when arriv’d, Me fcarce had more to know:
But only to refresh the former Hint;
And read her Maker in a fairer Print.
So Pious, as she had no Time to spare
For human Thoughts, but was confin'd to Pray’r.

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