Musapædia, or Miscellany poems, never before printed. By several members of the Oxford poetical club, late of Eton and Westminster

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R. Francklin, 1719 - 152 pages

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Page 58 - Who God doth late and early pray, More of his grace than gifts to lend, And entertains the harmless day, With a religious book or friend. This man is freed from servile bands Of hope to rise, or fear to fall ; Lord of himself, though not of lands, And having nothing, yet hath all.
Page 66 - My fancy paints him now with every grace, But, ah ! the dear delufion mocks my fond embrace : The fmiling vifion takes its hafty flight, And fcenes of horror fwim before my fight, Grief and defpair in all their terrors rife, A dying lover pale and gafping lies; Each difmal circumftance appears in view, The fatal object is for ever new : His anguifh, with the quickeft fenfe I feel, And hear this fad, this moving language ftill. My deareft wife! my laft, my fondeft care! Sure...
Page 57 - Nor ruin make accusers great. Who envieth none whom chance doth raise Or vice, who never understood How deepest wounds are given with praise; Not rules of State, but rules of good.
Page 58 - And entertains the harmlefs day With a well-chofen book or friend ! This man is freed from fervile bands Of hope to rife, or fear to fall ; Lord of himfelf...
Page 58 - Praife ; Not Rules of State, but Rules of Good : Who GOD doth late and early pray More of his Grace than Gifts to lend : Who Entertains the harmlefs Day With a well chofen Book and Friend. . This Man is free from Servile Bands, Of hope to rife, or fear to fall ; Lord of Himfelf, tho' not of Lands ; And having Nothing, he hath All.
Page 63 - Tis but to fpeak the dictates of my heart, And all that knew the charming youth will join Their friendly fighs, and pious tears to mine : For all that knew his merit muft confefs, In grief for him there can be no excefs. His foul was form'd to act each glorious part Of life, unftain'd with vanity or art.
Page 64 - Or why has heaven diflblv'd the tie fo foon ? Why was the charming youth fo form'd to move ? Or why was all my...
Page 63 - Of life, unstain'd with vanity, or art. No thought within his gen'rous mind had birth, But what he might have own'd to heav'n and earth.
Page 67 - As thou hast taught my constant heart to prove The noblest height and elegance of love; That sacred passion I to thee confine, My spotless faith shall be for ever thine. * * * Ultimately...
Page 57 - How happy is he, born or taught, That ferveth not another's will ; Whofe armour is his honeft thought.

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