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SATIRICAL AND PRECEPTIVE.
ESSAY ON SATIRE,
OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF MR. POPE.
THE REV. MR. WARBURTON,
BY JOHN BROWN, D.D.
O while along the stream of Time thy Name
That quench'd its rage in YoUR's and BRITAIN'S
You mourn: But BRITAIN, lull'd in rest profound,
Rous'd at the signal, Guilt collects her train,
But You, O WARBURTON! whose eye refin'd
SATIRE'S bright form, and fix her equal law;
In every breast there burns an active flame, The love of glory, or the dread of shame : The passion ONE, though various it appear, As brighten'd into hope, or dimm'd by fear. The lisping infant, and the hoary sire,
And youth and manhood feel the heart-born fire;