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is the maze poar mortals tread;
Wisdom itself a guide will need :
That a worse Cæsar would succeed.
By which Rome must herself enthral ;
Proscribe the best, impoverish all.
Had virtues too, his foes could find;
But never in his noble mind.
In vain bemoan fo quick a tum.
Er'n * See the first and second choruses, in the poems of Mr. Pope.
Ev'n all those ills which most displcase,
UR vows thus chearfully we fing,
While martial music fires our blood ; Let all the neighbouring echoes ring
With clamours for our country's good : And, for reward, of the just gods we ciaim, A life with freedom, or a death with fame.
May Rome be freed from war's alarms,
And taxes heavy to be borne ; May she beware of foreign arms,
And send them back with noble scorn : And, for reward, &c.
May she no more confide in friends,
Who nothing farther understood, Than only, for their private ends,
To waste her wealth, and spill her blood : And, for reward, &c.
Our senators, great Jove, reftrain
From private piques, they prudence call; From the low thoughts of little gain,
And hazarding the losing all : And, for reward, &c.
The shining arms with haîte prepare,
Then to the glorious combat fly;
Except to overcome or die :
We for our liberties and laws ;
When freedom is the noble cause :
HE Temple of Death. In Imitaton of the
Page 11 Ode on Love
20 Elegy to the Dutchefs of R
24 A Letter from Sea
25 Love's Slavery
26 The Dream
27 To One who accused him of being too sensual in his Love
28 The Warning
29 To Amoretta
30 The Venture
31 Inconstancy Excus’d. Song, Song
33 On Apprehension of losing what he had newly gain'd. In Imitation of Ovid
35 The Reconcilement. Song
37 To a Coquet Beauty The Relaple
39 The Recovery
40 The Convert
41 The Picture. In Imitation of Anacreon On Don Alonzo's being killed in Portugal, upon Account of the Infanta, in the Year 1683
Shepherd and a very young Nymph
49 The Vision. Written during a Sea-Voyage, when sent
to command the Forces for the Relief of Tangier 51 Helen to Paris. From Ovid
57 Part of the Story of Orpheus. Being a Translation
out of the Fourth Book of Virgil's Georgic 66 An Essay on Poetry
69 Ode on Brutus
SI The Rapture
88 On Mr. Hobbes, and his Writings
94 Written over a Gate The Miracle, 1707
ibid. Ode on the Death of Henry Purcell
97 On the Loss of an only Son, Robert Marquis of Normanby
99 On Mr. Pope, and his Poems Stanzas The Election of Poet Laureat in 1719
103 On the Times
106 On the Duke of York, banished to Brussels 108 On the Deity Prologue to the Alteration of Julius Cæsar Choruses in Julius Cæsar
112, 113, 114, 115 Prologue to Marcus Brutus
116 Choruses in Marcus Brutus
END OF BUCKINGHAM'S POEMS.