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LIBER

Q DE IX.

E forte credas interitura, quae

IV.

Longe fonantem natus ad Aufidum

Non ante vulgatas per artes

Verba loquor focianda chordis ;
Non, fi priores Maeonius tenet
Sedes Homerus, Pindaricae latent
Ceacque, et Alcaei minaces

Stefichorique graves Camenae :
Nec, fi quid olim lufit Anacreon,
Delevit aetas: fpirat adhuc amor,
Vivuntque commiffi calores
Aeoliae fidibus puellae.

Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
Multi; fed omnes illacrymabiles
Urguentur ignotique langa
Nocte, carent quia vate facro.

Part of the NINTH ODE

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Of the FOURTH BOOK.

EST

you fhould think that verfe fhall die,
Which founds the Silver Thames along,
Taught, on the wings of Truth to fly
Above the reach of vulgar fong;

Tho' daring Milton fits sublime,
In Spencer native Muses play;

Nor

yet shall Waller yield to time, Nor penfive Cowley's moral lay

Sages and Chiefs long fince had birth

Ere Cæfar was, or Newton nam'd;

These rais'd new Empires o'er the Earth,

And Thofe, new Heav'ns and Systems fram'd.

Vain was the Chief's, the Sage's pride!
They had no Poet, and they died.

In vain they schem'd, in vain they bled!

They had no Poet,

and are dead.

MISCELLANIES.

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