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« Another came; nor yet beside the rill,
“ The next, with dirges due, in fad array, << Šlow thro' the churchway-path we saw him borne: “ Approach, and read (for thou canst read) the lay 6 Gravid on the stone beneath yon' aged thorn.”S
A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown:
Large was his bounty, and his foul sincere ;
to mis’ry all he had, a tear ; He gain’d from Heav'n ('twas all he wilt'd) a friend.
No further seek his merits to disclose,
Him have we feen the greenwood fide along,
$ In the early editions the following lines were adı ded, but the parenthesis was thought too long:
There scatter'd oft', the earliest of the year,
Petrarci, S.: 14
ON MRS. MARY CLARK E. f
A friend, a wife, a mother, sleeps;
TRANSLATION FROM STATIUS.
With sturdy step and flow, Hippomedon ;
+ This lady, the wife of Dr. Clarke, physician at Epsom, died April 27th, 1757, and is buried in the church of Beckenham, Kent.
Then with a tempest's whirl and wary eye
rock, Where Ocean frets beneath the dashing oar, And parting furges round the vessel roar; 'Twas there he aim'd the meditated harm, And scarce Ulysses 'scap'd his giant arma A tiger's pride the victor bore
away, With native spots and artful labour gay,
25 A shining border round the margin roll'd, And calm'd the terrors of his claws in gold. 27
Cambridge, May 8th, 1736.
GRAY OF HIMSELF. TOO poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune,
He had not the method of making a fortune; Could love and could hate, fo was thought something No very great wit, he believ'd in a God:
(odd; A poft or a pension he did not desire, But left church and state to Charles Townshend and Squire.
JAMES HAMMOND, Esq.
Though weeping virgins haunt his favour'd urn,
Renew their chaplets, and repeat their fighs ; Tbough near bis tomb Sabean odours burn,
The loitering fragrance, will it reach the skies?
Delia might place the votive wreaths in vain :
SHENSTONE, ELEG. II.
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