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THE wretch condemn’d with life to part,

Still, still on hope relies ;
And ev'ry pang that rends the heart,

Bids expectation rise.

Hope, like the glimm’ring taper's light,
Adorns and cheers the

way ;
And still, as darker grows the night,

Emits a brighter ray.

VOL, II.

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SONG.

SON G.

O Memory! thou fond deceiver,

Still importunate and vain, To former joys recurring ever,

And turning all the past to pain ;

Thou, like the world, the opprest oppressing,

Thy smiles increase the wretch's woe; And he who wants each other blessing,

In thee must ever find a foe.

THE

CLOWN'S REPLY.

JOHN TROTT was desir’d by two witty peers, To tell him the reason why asses had ears ; “ An't please you,” quoth John, “ I'm not given to

« letters, “ Nor dare I pretend to know more than my betters, « Howe'er from this time I shall ne'er see your graces, ar As I hope to be sav'd! without thinking on asses.”

* Edinburgh, 1753.

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EPITAPH

EPITAPH

ON

EDWARD PURDON.*

HERE lies

poor NED PURDON, from misery freed, Who long was a bookseller's hack : He led such a damnable life in this world,

I don't think he'll wish to come back.

* This gentleman was educated at Trinity College, Dublin ; but having wasted his patrimony, he enlisted as a foot foldier. Growing tired of that employment, he obtained his discharge, and became a fcribbler in the newspapers. He translated Voltaire's HENRIADE.

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GOOD people all, with one accord,

Lament for madam Blaize,
Who never wanted a good word---

From those who spoke her praise.

The needy feldom pass’d her door,

And always found her kind ;
She freely lent to all the poor, -

,
Who left a pledge behind.

She strove the neighbourhood to please,

With manners wond'rous winning;
And never follow'd wicked ways,-

Unless when she was finning,

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