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LIBER

Q DE IX.

Stefichorique graves Camenae: Nec, fi quid olim lufit Anacreon, Delevit aetas: fpirat adhuc amor, Vivuntque commiffi calores Aeoliae fidibus puellae.

N

E forte credas interitura, quae Longe fonantem natus ad Aufidum Non ante vulgatas per artes

Verba loquor focianda chordis;

Non, fi priores Maeonius tenet
Sedes Homerus, Pindaricae latent
Ceaeque, et Alcaei minaces

Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
Multi; fed omnes illacrymabiles
Urguentur ignotique langa

Nocte, carent quia vate facro.

IV.

Part of the NINTH ODE

Of the FOURTH BOOK.

fhould think that verfe fhall die,

L

EST
you
Which founds the Silver Thames along,
Taught, on the wings of Truth to fly
Above the reach of vulgar fong;

Tho' daring Milton fits fublime,
In Spencer native Muses play;
Nor yet
shall Waller yield to time,
Nor penfive Cowley's moral lay

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Sages and Chiefs long fince had birth
Ere Cæfar was, or Newton nam'd;
These rais'd new Empires o'er the Earth,
And Thofe, new Heav'ns and Systems fram'd.

Vain was the Chief's, the Sage's pride!
They had no Poet, and they died.
In vain they schem'd, in vain they bled!
They had no Poet, and are dead.

MISCELLANIES.

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