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XV.

GHAM

FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED

IN WESTMINSTER-ABBEY.

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HEROES and Kings ! your distance keep:
In peace let one poor Poet sleep,
Who never flatter'd Folks like you:
Let Horace blush, and Virgil too.

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Under this Marble, or under this Sill,
Or under this Turf, or e’en what they will ;
Whatever an Heir, or a Friend in his stead,
Or any good creature shall lay o'er my head,
Lies one who ne'er car'd, and still cares not a pin
What they said, or may say, of the mortal within ;
But, who living and dying, serene still and free,
Trusts in God, that as well as he was, he shall be.

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NOTES.

Ver. 4. Let Horace]

“Whose verse adorn'd a tyrant's crimes;
Who saw majestic Rome betray'd,
And lent th' imperial ruffian aid."

Akenside's Odes, p. 280. 4to.

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END OF THE SECOND VOLUME.

Printed by J. F. Dove, St. John's Square.

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