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THE FIFTH EDITION.
WITH SOME OTHER
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND; AND
C. DILLY, IN THE POULTRY,
OH could my Mind, unfolded in my page,
Enlighten climes and mould a future age! There as it glow'd, with nobleft frenzy fraught, Dispense the treasures of exalted thought; To Virtue wake the pulfes of the heart, And bid the tear of Emulation ftart! Oh could it ftill, thro' each fucceeding year, My life, my manners, and my name endear; And, when the poet sleeps in filent duft, ́ Still hold communion with the wife and juft!Yet should this Verfe, my leifure's beft refource, When thro' the world it steals its fecret course,
Revive but once a generous with fuppreft,
one good deed a fleeting hour employ,
Tho' fhort their date, as his who trac'd them here.