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O'er mines and caves of death provokes the fight, And learns to conquer in the hero's fight.

The British chief, for mighty toils renown'd,
Increas'd' in titles, and with conquests crown'd,
To Belgian coafts his tedious march renews,
And the long windings of the Rhine pursues,
Clearing its borders from ufurping foes,
And bleft by rescued nations as he goes.
Treves fears no more, freed from its dire alarms;
And Traerbach feels the terror of his arms:
Seated on rocks her proud foundations shake,
While Marlborough prefies to the bold attack..
Plants all his batteries, bids his cannon roar,
And shows how Landau might have fall'n before.
Scar'd at his near approach, great Louis fears
Vengeance referv'd for his declining years,
Forgets his thirst of universal sway,

And scarce can teach his fubjects to obey;
His arms he finds on vain attempts employ'd,
Th' ambitious projects for his race destroy'd,
The works of ages funk in one campaign,
And lives of millions facrific'd in vain.

Such are th' effects of Anna's royal cares :
By her, Britannia, great in foreign wars,
Ranges through nations, wherefoe'er disjoin'd,
Without the wonted aid of fea and wind.
By her th' unfetter'd Ifter's states are free,
And taste the fweets of English liberty:
But who can tell the joys of those that lie
Beneath the constant influence of her eye!

Whilft in diffufive fhowers her bounties fall
Like heaven's indulgence, and defcend on all,
Secure the happy, fuccour the distrest,

Make every subject glad, and a whole people bleft.
Thus would I fain Britannia's wars rehearse,
In the fmooth records of a faithful verfe;
That, if fuch numbers can o'er time prevail,
May tell pofterity the wondrous tale.
When actions, unadorn'd, are faint and weak,
Cities and countries must be taught to speak;
Gods may defcend in factions from the fkies,
And rivers from their oozy beds arise;
Fiction may deck the truth with spurious rays,
And round the hero caft a borrow'd blaze.
Marlborough's exploits appear divinely bright,
And proudly shine in their own native light;
Rais'd of themselves, their genuine charms they boast,
And those who paint them trueft praise them moft.

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'ROM life's fuperfluous cares enlarg'd,

His debt of human toil discharg'd,

Here Cowley lies! beneath this shed,
To every worldly interest dead;
With decent poverty content,
His hours of ease not idly spent ;
To fortune's goods a foe profest,

And hating wealth by all carest.

'Tis true he 's dead; for oh! how fmall A fpot of earth is now his all:

Oh! wish that earth may lightly lay,

And every care be far away;

Bring flowers; the short-liv'd roses bring,
To life deceas'd, fit offering:

And fweets around the poet ftrow,
Whilft yet with life his afhes glow.




IC inter corylos, umbrofa cacumina,

Tityrus. HIC denfas,

Nos cantare pares quoniam convenimus ambo,
Dicamus laudes heroum (ut, Mopfe, folemus)
Tempora tranfibunt fic læta canentibus, & nunc
Dic age, quos noftro celebrari carmine fumes.

Mopfus. Tityre, nunc reddantur eis pia munera

Otia qui dederint nobis placidamque quietem;
Scilicet illorum refonent encomia fylvæ,

Qui dignabantur regni fulcire ruinas.

T. Tanta haud conveniunt humili tenuique cicuta; Sed quoniam in magnis, dicunt, voluiffe fat effe; Ipfe tuas, Gulielme, canam laudesque Mariæ; Nam, quos junxit amor, nemo fejungere debet. M. Tunc mihi Phoebe fave, Mufæque favete canenti, Ne culpa ingenii illorum minuantur honores.

T. Aft ego nec Phoebum curo, Phoebive forores, Carmina namque mihi cedit nunc lemma canenti.

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*Thefe verfes occafioned Mr. Addifon's being

elected into Magdalen College.

M Sint licet illuftri proavorum ftemmate clari, Sunt magis ornati propriis virtutibus ambo.


T. Si Rex est regit immanes qui pectoris æstus
Tum quot Regna tenet Gulielmus quotque Maria!
M. Inclytus hic Mavors, fapiens hæc altera Pallas,
Vulnerat ille armis, forma fed vulnerat illa.

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T. Quando vias Pelagi tentârunt, mole fuperbum
Suftulit ad nubes mare fe, faftuque tumebat.

M. Quando tellurem tetigerunt, Arcades omnes
Pani Deo Arcadiæ tenerum mactavimus agnum.
T. Tunc iterum totus refonat modulamine campus,
Mifcent paftores iterum nymphæque choreas.
M. Lætus gramineis lufit tunc agnus in agris,
Floribus atque novis hædi infiluere petulci.

T. Quantus erat victor Gulielmus, quando popelli
Vicit corda, hoftes vicit, vicitque feipfum !
M. Participat fponfi virtutem & regna Maria,
Digna tribus Regnis, & tanto digna Marito.
T. Primus hic imperio, nulli eft virtute fecundus,
Sic fol, quam ftellæ, majori luce refulget.

M. Sed qualis ftellas micat inter luna minores,
Talis, cum cin&ta eft fociis, Regina videtur.

T. At quæ nos illis nunc, Tityre, digna precemur,
Ludere qui pecori, pecorifque dedere magiftris ?
M. Æternam inveniam, quam donavere, quietem !
T. Et fero cœlos exornet fidus utrumque !

JOSEPHUS ADDISON, Commenfalis è Coll. Reg.

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