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Upon this noble urn. Here, here remains

Dust far more precious than in India's veins : =; Within thère cold embraces, ravishd, "lies

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That which compleats the age's tyrannies :)

appear,
For what destroys our hope, secures our fear,
What fin unexpiated, in this land

Of groans, hath guided fo fevere a liand 7 The late great victim * that your

altar; knew, Ye angry gods, might have excus'd this new Oblation, and have spar'd one lofty lighe

Of virtue, to inform our steps aright; - By whose example good, condemned we

25 Might have run on to kinder destiny. } But, as the leader of the herd fell first

Ą to quench the raging thirst
Of inflam’d vengeance for past crimes ; fonone
But this white-fatted youngling could atone,

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By his untimely fate, that impious smoke,
That fuļlied earth, and did Heayen's pity choak,
Let it suffice for us, that we have lost
In him, more than the widow'd world can boast
In any lump of her remaining clay.

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Youthful, and climbing upwards still, imparts
No halte like that of this increasing parts jriy tomu
Like the meridianbeam, his virtue's light
Was seen, as full of comfort, and as bright.

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Had his noon been as fix'd as clear-but he,

That only wanted immortality,
To make him perfect, now submits to night,
In the black bofom of whose fable fpite,
He leaves a cloud of flesh behind, and flies,
Refin'd, all ray and glory, to the skies.

Great faint! shine there in an eternal sphere,
And tell those powers to whom thou now draw'st near,
That by our trembling sense, in HASTINGS dead,
Their anger and our ugly faults are read ;
The short lines of whose life did to our eyes
Their love and majesty epitomize.
Tell them, whose stern decrees impose our laws, ·
The feafted grave may close her hollow jaws ;
Though sin search nature, to provide her here 55
A second entertainment half so dear,
She'll never meet a plenty like this hearse,
Till Time present her with the Universe.

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COOPER's Hill

Page 1
The Destruction of Troy, an Essay on the second.

Book of Virgil's Æneis
On the Earl of Strafford's Trial and Death

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On my Lord Crofts and my Journey into Poland, from

whence we brought 10,000l. for his Majesty, by the
Decimation of his Scottish Subjects there

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On Mr. Thomas Killigrew's Return from his Em-:

bassy from Venice, and Mr. William Murray's from

Scotland
To Sir John Mennis, being invited from Calais to
Bologne to eat a Pig

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Natura Naturata

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Sarpedon's Speech to Glaucus in the 12th of Homer 47
Epigram from Martial

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Friendship and single Life, against Love and Mar-
riage

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On Mr. Abraham Cowley's Death and Burial amongst
the Ancient Poets

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A Speech against Peace at the Close Committee

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To the five Members of the Honourable House of

Commons. The humble Petition of the Poets 62
A Western Wonder

A Se-

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A Song

A Second Western Wonder

65 News from Colchester; or, a proper new Ballad 67

70 On Mr. John Fletcher's Works

71 To Sir Richard Fanshaw, upon his Translation of Pastor Fido

72 A Dialogue between Sir John Pooley and Mr. Thomas Killigrew

74 An occasional Imitation of a modern Author upon the Game of Chefs

77 The Passion of Dido for Æneas Of Prudence

87 Of Justice

97 The Progress of Learning Cato Major of Old Age. A Poem

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