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And while the Muse now stoops, or now ascends, To Man's low paffions, or their glorious ends,

1. The first and chief is a Grandeur and Sublimits of Case ception a.

Come then, my Friend ! my Genius! come along,
O Master of the Poet, and the Song!
And while the Muse now ftoops, and now afcends,

To Man's low paliions, or their glorious ends, 2. The Second, that Pathetic Enthufiafm, which, at the faze Time, melts and inflames :

Teach me, like thee, in various nature wife,
To fall with dignity, with temper rife,
Form’d by thy converse, happily to steer
From grave to gay, from lively to severe ;
Correct with spirit, eloquent with ease,

Intent to reason, or polite to please. 3. A certain elegant Formation and Ordonance of Figures:

O! while along the stream of Time thy name
Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame,
Say, shall my little bark attendant fail,

Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale! 4. A splendid Diction :

When statesmen, heroes, kings, in dust repose,
Whose fons shall blush their fathers were thy foes,
Shull then this verse to future age pretend
Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend?

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πέντε πηγαί τινές εισιν τ' υψηγορίας. 1. Πρώτον μεν και κράτησαν το σερί τας νοήσεις αδρεπήβολον. 2. Δεύτερον δε το σφοδρών και ένθεσιαςικόν πάθG-. 3. Ποια των σχημάτων σλάσις 4. “Η γενναία φράσις. 5. Πέμπτη δε μεγέθες αιτία, και συγκλοένσε τα προ εαυλής άπανία, η εν αξιώματα και δικά ρσει σύνθεσης,

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Teach me, like thee, in various nature wise,
To fall with dignity, with temper rise ;
Form’d by thy converse, happily to steer
From grave to gay, froth lively to fevere;
Correct with spirit, eloquent with ease,
Intent to reason, or polite to please.
Oh! while along the stream of Time thy name
Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame;
Say, shall my little bark attendant fail, 385
Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale ?
When statesmen, heroes, kings, in duft repose,
Whose sons shall blush their fathers were thy foes,
Shall then this verse to future age pretend
Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend ? 390
That urg'd by thee, I turn’d the tuneful art
From sounds to things, from fancy to the heart;
For Wit’s false mirror held up Nature's light;
Shew'd erring Pride, WHATEVER IS, IS RIGHT ;

That, urg'd by thee, I turn’d the tuneful art,
From sounds to things, from fancy to the heart;

For Wit's false mirror held up Nature's light; 5. And fifthly, which includes in itself all the rest, a Weight and Dignity in the Composition :

Shew'd erring Pride whatever is, is Right;
That REASON, PASSION, answer one great AIM;
That true SELF-LOVE and Social are the Same;
That VIRTUE only makes our Bliss below;
And all our Knowledge is OURSELVES TO KNOW.

That Reason, Passion, answer one great aim; 395
That true Self-LOVE and Social are the same;
That VIRTUE only makes our Bliss below;
And all our Knowledge is, OURSELVES TO KNOW.

VARIATIONS.
VÆR. 397. That Virtue only, etc.] in the MS. thus,

That just to find a God is all we can,
And all the Study of Mankind is Man.

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Τ Η Ε

UNIVERSAL

PRAY E R.

DEO OPT. MAX.

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