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Heaven gives us friends to bless the present state
Resumes them to prepare us for the next.
Published as as the Act directs by J.Roach. Russell Court May 16. 1792.
WESTMINSTER ABBEY ;
to which are added
Among the Tombs,
by the Rev MMoore of Cornwall,
& GRAY'S ELEGY in a Country Church Ward;
with occasional Notes & Illustrations.
Fourth Edition with addition
by the Author of Solitary
hman at his best
Dust the art Kunto Dyst
theu must return
Earth's highest station ends in Mere he lies.
Printed by and for J.Roach Russell Court Drury Lane 1792.
WESTMINSTER ABBEY. ·
THE following Reflections, fuggefted by a contemplative walk among the Monuments in WESTMINSTER ABBEY, as they hold out leffons of moment and importance to men in general, are worthy the remembrance and regard of all. G. W.
We read their monuments; we figh; and while,
AIL, facred Fane! amidst whofe ftately thrines,
(Whilst on her arm her grief-worn cheek reclines)
The long drawn aifles and penfive vaults of this venerable pile of gothic magnificence, diffufe over the mind a pleafing melancholy; while the eye is on every fide attracted by the ftoried urn and animated buft, which commemorate the virtues of the monarch, the abilities of the Statefman, or the atchievements of the hero.
Hail, ancient Edifice! thine aifles along,
What pleafing fadnefs fills my thoughtful breast
Here terminate ambition's airy schemes †,
* Walks among the tombs, effecially in an ancient Abbey, aturally tend to fuggeft reflections of a pleasant melancholy ure, truly interefting, ufeful, and inftructive.
+ Hitherto mayft thou go, but no farther, and here fhall thy proud waves be ftay'd. JOB XXXviii. 11.