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PLEASURES OF MEMORY,

AND

OTHER POEMS,

BY SAMUEL ROGERS, ESQ.

AND THE

PAINS OF MEMORY,

BY ROBERT MERRY.

NEW-YORK;

PUBLISHED BY EVERT DUYCKINCK,

No. 110 PEARL-STREET.
M*Farlane & Long, printers.

1808.

Oh! could my mind, unfolded in my page

Enlighten climes and mould a future age !
There as it glowed, with noblest frenzy fraught,

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,
Still hold communion with the wise and just !....

" الاسود / مرده گردد

Yet should this verse, my leisure's best resource,
When through the world it steals its secret course,
Revive but once a generous wish supprest,

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,
Though short their date as his who traced them here.

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