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From op'ning skies may streaming glories fhine,
And Saints embrace thee with a love like mine.
May one kind grave unite each hapless name,
And graft my love immortal on thy fame!
Then, ages hence, when all my woes are o'er, 345
When this rebellious heart fhall beat no more;
If ever chance two wand'ring lovers brings
To Paraclete's white walls and filver fprings,
O'er the pale marble shall they join their heads,
And drink the falling tears each other sheds; 350
Then fadly fay, with mutual pity mov'd,
"Oh may we never love as these have lov'd!"
From the full choir when loud Hofannas rife,
And fwell the pomp of dreadful facrifice,
Amid that scene if some relenting eye 355
Glance on the stone where our cold relicks lie,
Devotion's self shall steal a thought from heav'n,
One human tear fhall drop, and be forgiv'n.
And fure if fate fome future bard shall join
In fad fimilitude of griefs to mine,
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VER. 343. May one kind grave, etc.] Abelard and Eloïfa were interred in the fame grave, or in monuments adjoining, in the Monaftery of the Paraclete: he died in the year 1142, fhe in 1163. P.

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Condemn'd whole years in abfence to deplore,
And image charms he must behold no more;
Such if there be, who loves fo long, fo well;
Let him our fad, our tender story tell ; 364
The well-fung woes will footh my penfive ghost,
He best can paint 'em who shall feel 'em most.

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HE following Tranflations were felected from many others done by the Author in his Youth; for the most part indeed but a fort of Exercifes, while he was improving himself in the Languages, and carried by his early Bent to Poetry to perform them rather in Verse than Profe. Mr. Dryden's Fables came out about that time, which occafioned the Translations from Chaucer. They were first separately printed in Mifcellanies by J. Tonfon and B. Lintot, and afterwards collected in the Quarto Edition of 1717. The Imitations of English Authors, which are added at the end, were done as early, fome of them at fourteen or fifteen years old; but having alfo got into Mifcellanies, we have put them here together to complete this Juvenile Volume. P.

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