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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:
Whilst he, superior now to praise or blame,
Hears not the feeble voice of human fame.
Yet, if to those whom moft on earth he lov'd,
From whom his pious care is now removid,
With whom his liberal hand, and bounteous heart,
Shard all his little fortune could impart;
If to those friends your kind regard Mall give
What they no longer can from his receive;
That, that, ev'n now, above yon starry pole,
May touch with pleasure his immortal soul.

E PILOGUE

то

LILL O'S EL MERICK.

You,

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OU, who, supreme o’er every work of wit,

In judgment here, unaw'd, unbiass’d, fit,
The palatines and guardians of the pit;
It to your minds this inerely modern play
No useful tense, no generous warmth convey ;
If jufiian here, through each unnatural scene,
In ftraind conceits found bigh, and notbing mean;
If lofty dullness for your vengeance call :
Like 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.

INSCRIPTIONS AT HAGLEY,

I. On a View from an ALCOVĖ,

VIRIDANTIA TEMPE! TEMPE, QVAE SYLVAE CINGVNT SVPERIMPEN

DENTIS.

II. On a Rocky FANCY SEAT.

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;
POETARVM ANGLICANORYM
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 ;
APDIC VLAM 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 MUSIS.

† A very handtome and well-finished building, in
un octagonal line.

CONTENTS

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In Four

TH

THE PROGRESS OF LOVE.

Eclogues.
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. Writ-

ten from Paris in the Year 1728,
To Mr. Poyntz, Ambassador at the Congress of

Soissons, in 1728. Written at Paris,
Verses to be written under a Picture of Mr. Poyntz, 33
An Epistle to Mr. Pope. From Rome, 1730. 34
To Lord Hervey, in the Year 1730. From Wor-
cestershire,

37
Advice to a Lady. 1733.

39
Song.

30

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in 1729,

52

Song Written in the Year 1732,

Page 44 Song. Written in the Year 1733,

45 Damon and Delia. In Imitation of Horace and Lydia. Written in the Year 1732,

47 Ode, in Imitation of Pastor Fido. Written Abroad

491 Parts of an Elegy of Tibullus. Translated 1729-30,

50 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,

54 To Mr. Weit, 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,

57 To the fame. 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. 1747,

63 Verfer,

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