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HE intent of the following Volumes is to preferve to the Public those poetical performances, which feemed to merit a longer remembrance than what would probably be secured to them by the MANNER wherein they were originally published. This defign was first fuggested to the Editor, as it was afterwards conducted, by the opinions of fome Gentlemen, whose names it would do him the highest honour to mention. He defires in this place also to make his acknowledgments to the Authors of several pieces inserted in these Volumes, which were néver before in print; and which, he is perfuaded, would be thought to add credit to the most judicious collection of this kind in our language.
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PROSPECT OF PEACE,
A POE M.
To the LORD PRIVY-SEAL.
By Mr. TICKEL L.
Fronde fuper MITRAM, et fælici comptus olivá. VIRG.
Ontending kings, and fields of death, too long
Have been the subject of the British song. Who hath not read of fam'd Ramilia's plain, Bavaria's fall, and Danube choak'd with flain?
Exhausted themes! A gentler note I raise,
And warring pow'rs in friendly leagues combin'd;
Well fends our Queen her mitred BRISTOL forth, For early counfels fam'd, and long-try'd worth, Who, thirty rolling years, had oft with-held The Suede and Saxon from the dusty field; Compleatly form'd, to heal the Christian wounds,
To name the kings, and give each kingdom bounds;
By leagues, to foften earth, and heav'n by pray'r;
So when great Mofes, with JEHOVAH's wand,