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Again the glorious temple shall arise,
And with new lustre pierce the neighbouring skies.
The promis'd seat of empire shall again
Cover the mountain, and command the plain ;
And, from thy race distinguish’d, One shall spring,
Greater in act than victor, more than king 860
In dignity and power ; fent down from heaven,
To succour earth. To Him, To Him, ʼtis given,
Passion, and care, and anguish, to destroy.
Through Him, soft peace, and plenitude of joy,
Perpetual o'er the world redeem'd shall flow;
No more may man inquire, nor angel know.

Now, Solomon! remembering who thou art,
Act through thy remnant life the decent part.
Go forth : be strong : with patience and with care
Perform, and suffer : to thyself severe,

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Gracious to others, thy desires fuppress’d,
Diffus’d thy virtues ; first of men ! be best.
Thy sum of duty let two words contain ;
(O may they graven in thy heart remain!)
Be humble, and be juft. The angel said. -
With upward speed his agile wings he spread;
Whilst on the holy ground I prostrate lay,
By various doubts impellid, or to obey,
Or to object : at length (my mournful look
Heaven-ward erect) determin'd thus I spoke : 880

Supreme, all-wise, eternal Potentate!
Sole Author, sole Disposer of our fate!
Enthron'd in light and immortality,
Whom no man fully fees, and none can see!
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Original of Beings! Power divine !
Since that I live, and that I think, is thine !-
Benign Creator ! let thy plastic hand
Dispose its own effect ; let thy command
Restore, Great Father! thy instructed fon ;
And in

my

act may thy great will be done!

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ENGRAVEN ON THREE SIDES OF AN ANTIQUE LAMP,

GIVEN BY ME TO LORD HARLEY.

Antiquam hanc Lampadem

è Museo Colbertino allatam,
Domino Harleo inter Κειμήλια fua
Reponendam D. D. Matthæus Prior.

This Lamp, which Prior to his Harley gave,

Brought from the altar of the Cyprian Dame,
Indulgent Time, through future ages save,

Before the Muse to burn with purer flame !

Sperne dilectum Veneris facellum,
Sanctius, Lampas, tibi munus orno;
I, fove casto vigil Harleianas

Igne Camænas.

CON

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N Ode inscribed to the Memory of the Ho

nourable Colonel George Villiers, drowned in
the River Piava, in the County of Friuli, 1703 ;
in Imitation of Horace, 1 Odi xxviii.

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Prologue spoken at Court before the Queen on
Her Majesty's Birth-day, 1704

7 A Letter to Monsieur Boileau Despreaux, occa

fioned by the Victory at Blenheim, 1704 9 On a Passage in the Scaligeriana

16 To a Child of Quality, five Years old

17 Partial Fame

i8 For the Plan of a Fountain, &c.

19 The Cameleon

ib.
Merry Andrew
A Simile
The Flies
A Paraphrase from the French

24 From the Greek

25 Epigram

ib. Thera

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