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So prays your clerk with all his heart,

And ere he quits the pen,
Begs you for once to take his part

And answer all-Amen!

ON A SIMILAR OCCASION,

FOR THE YEAR 1788.

Quod adest, memento
Componere æquus. Cætera fluminis
Ritu feruntur.

HOR:

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Sad waste! for which no after-thrift atones.
The grave admits no cure for guilt or fin;
Dew-drops may deck the turf that hides the bones,
But tears of godly grief ne'er flow within.

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ON A SIMILAR OCCASION,

FOR THE Year 1789.

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“ Ou moft delightful hour by man

“ Experienced here below, “ The hour that terminates his fpan,

6. His folly, and his woe!

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That rule he prized, by that he feared,

He hated, hoped, and loved;
Nor ever frowned, or fad appeared,

But when his heart had roved.

For he was frail as thou or 1,

And evil felt within:
But when he felt it, heaved a fighg.

And loathed the thought of fin,

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