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But the monitory strain,

Oft repeated in your ears, Seems to found too much in vain,

Wins no notice, wakes no fears.

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ON A SIMILAR OCCASION,

FOR THE YEAR 1792.

Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas,
Atque metus omnes et inexorabile fatum
Subjecit pedilus, strepitumque Acherontis avari !

VIRG.

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THANKLESS for favours from on high,

Man thinks he fades too soon; Though 'tis his privilege to die,

Would he improve the boon..

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Then anxious to be longer spared

Man mourns his fleeting breath : All evils then seem light, compared With the approach of Death.

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