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So when great Rhea many births had given,
Such as might govern earth, and people heaven ;
Her glory grew diffus’d, and, fuller known,
She saw the Deity in every son :
And to what God soe'er men altars rais'd,
Honouring the offspring, they the mother prais'd.

In short-liv'd charms let hers place their joys.
Which fickness blafts, and certain age destroys :
Your stronger beauty Time can ne'er deface,
'Tis still renew'd, and stamp'd in all your race.

Ah! Wieffen, had thy art been so refin'd,
As with their beauty to have drawn their mind :
Through circling years thy labours would survive,
And living rules to fairest virtue give,
To men unborn and ages yet to live :
'Twould still be wonderful, and still be new,
Against what time, or fpite, or fate, could do;
Till thine confus’d with Nature's pieces lie,
And Cavendish's name and Cecil's honour die,

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A FABLE, from PHÆDRUS.
To the Author of the Medley, 1710.

The
'HE Fox an actor's vizard found,

And peerd, and felt, and turn'd it round :
Then threw it in contempt away,
And thus old Phædrus heard him fay:
« What noble part canst thou sustain,
* Thou specious head without a brain?”

CONTENTS

C O N T E N T S
CONTENTS

1

OF THE

FIRST

VOL U M E.

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DEDICATION.

Page 1

Preface.

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On Exodus iii. 14. “ I am that I am," an Ode. 19

Considerations on Part of the 88th Psalm,

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To Dr. Turner, Bishop of Ely, who had recom-

mended to him a Translation of Prudentius.
A Pastoral, to the Bishop of Ely,
To the Countess of Exeter playing on the Lute.

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On a Pi&ture of Seneca dying in a Bath, by Jordain,
at Burleigh House.

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An Ode.

ibid.

An Epistle to Sir Fleetwood Shephard.

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Another.

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To the Countess of Dorfet Written in her

Milton. By Mr. Bradbury.

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To the Lady Dursley, on the same Subject.

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To my Lord Buckhurst, very young, playing with

ibid.

An Ode.

43

A Song.

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The Despairing Shepherd.

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