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PLEASURES OF MEMORY,
BY SAMUEL ROGERS, ESQ.
PAINS OF MEMORY,
BY ROBERT MERRY.
PUBLISHED BY EVERT DUYCKINCK,
No. 110 PEARL-STREET.
Oh! could my mind, unfolded in my page
Enlighten climes and mould a future age !
Dispense the treasure of exalted thought;
To virtue wake the pulses of the heart,
And bid the tear of emulation start!
Oh! could it still, through each succeeding year,
My life, my manners, and my name endear;
And, when the poet sleeps in silent dust,
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Yet should this verse, my leisure's best resource,
Chase but a sigh, or charm a care to rest ;
In one good deed a fleeting hour employ,
Or flush one faded cheek with honest joy ;
Blest were my lines, though limited their sphere,