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Bear me, oh! b-ar me to seque-ter'd scenes,
The bowry mazes, and surrounding greens;
To Txames's banks, which fragrant breezes hll,
Or where ye Muses sport on Cooper's Hill.
(on Cooper's Hill eternal wreaths shail grow
While lasts the mountain, or whi e Thames shall flow.) -
Here his fir t lays majestic DENHAM sung;
There the last numbers flow'd from Cowley's tongue.

POPE,

IN ONE VOLUME.

London: Printed for Cadelland Davies; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme;

Nichols and Son; J. Walker; Wilkie and Robinson ; W.J.and
J. Richardson ; É. C. and J. Rivington; Lackington, Allen, and
Co.; R. H. Evans; Cuthell and Martin ; Scatcherd and Letter-
man; Otridge and Son; Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; R. Faul-
der; T. Payne; J. Nunn; R. Lea; J. Deighton; J. Johnson;
W. Clarke and Sons; W. Lowndes; J. Hatchard; Black and
Parry; J. Harding; E. Jeffery; J Carpenter; W. Miller;
Leigh and Sotheby; Payne and Mackinlay; Mathews and

Leigh; P. Wynne; J. Booker; and
SAMUEL BAGSTER,

THE LIFE

OF

SIR JOHN DENHAM.

BY

SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D.

Of Sir John Denham very little is known but what is related of him by Wood, or by himself.

He was born at Dublin in 1615; the only son of Sir John Denham, of Little Horsely, in Essex, then chief baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, and of Eleanor, daughter of Sir Garret More, baron of Mellefont.

Two years afterwards, his father, being made one of the barons of the Exchequer in England, brought him away from his native country, and educated him in London.

In 1631 he was sent to Oxford, where he was considered as a dreaming young man, given

more to dice and cards than study; and therefore gave no prognostics of his future eminence ; nor was suspected to conceal, under sluggishness

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