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Thus verse will raise him to the victor's bays;
And verse, that rais'd him, shall resound his praise.

Ye tender Beauties, be my witness too,
If Song can charm, and if my Song be true.
With sweet experience oft a Fair may find
Her passions mov'd by passions well design'd;
And then she longs to meet a gentle swain,
And longs to love, and to be lov'd again.
And if by chance an amorous youth appears,
With pants and blushes she the courtship hears ;
And finds a tale that must with theirs agree,
And he's Septimius, and his Acme * le :
Thus lost in thought her melted heart she gives,
And the rais’d Lover by the Poet lives.

* " With such a husband, such a wife,

“ With Acme and Septimius' life,” is the conclusion of Cowley's beautiful imitation of Catullus. On these lines an excellent Prelate has observed, that, to the honour of Cowley's morals and good taste, by a small deviation from his original, he has converted a loose love-poem into a Sober epithalamium; we have all the grace, and, what is more, all the warmth of Catullus, without his indecency. N.

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243

Dr. Donne's Third Satire versified

99
The Gift of Poetry

104
Moses

106
Deborah

133
Hannah

146
David

154
Solomon

193
Jonah

220
Hezekiah

228
Habakkuk

236
Hymn for Morning
Hymn for Noon

245
Hymn for Evening

246
The Soul in Sorrow

248
The Happy Man

249
The Way to Happiness

252
The Convert's Love

253
A Desire to Praise

255
On Happiness in this Life

257
Extacy

258
On Divine Love, by meditating on the Wounds

of Christ
On Queen Anne's Peace, Anno 1712 263
To Dr. Swift, on his Birth-day

275
On Bishop Burnet's being set on Fire in his
Closet

278
Elysium

279
The Judgement of Paris

284
On Mrs. Arabella Fermor leaving London 287
A Riddle

288

262

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On the Death of Mr. Viner
Epigram
On the Castle of Dublin, Anno 1715
Love in Disguise
Chloris appearing in a Looking-glass
On a Lady with foul Breath
On the Number Three
Effay on the different styles of Poetry

Page 289 291 292 ibid. 293 294 295 296

END OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH VOLUME.

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