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Τ Η Ε

L E T T E R.

IN rural innocence secure I dwell,

Alike to fortune and to fame unknown ;

Approving conscience cheers my humble cell,

And social quiet marks me for her own.

Next to the blessings of religious truth,

Two gifts my endless gratitude engage ;
A wife, the joy and transport of my youth,

Now, with a fon, the comfort of my age.

Seek not to draw me from this kind retreat,

In loftier spheres unft, untaught to move ; Content, with calm, domestic life, where meet

The smiles of friendship, and the sweets of love.

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Β Α R D:

BURLESQUE ODE.

WRITTEN BY

R. LLOYD AND G. COLMAN.

ΦΩΝΑΝΤΑ ΣΥΝΕΤOΙΣΙΝ ΕΣ
ΔΕ ΤΟ ΠΑΝ, ΕΡΜΗΝΕΩΝ
ΧΑΤΙΖΕΙ. PINDAR, Olymp. II.

JOHN

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AUGHTER of Chaos and old Night,

Cimmerian Muse ! all hail! That wrapt in never-twinkling gloom canft write,

And shadowest meaning with thy dulky veil !

What Poet fings, and strikes the strings?

It was the mighty Theban spoke.

He, from the ever-living lyre,

With magic hand elicits fire.
Heard ye the din of modern Rhymers bray?
It was cool Mon, or warm G-y

Involv'd in tenfold smoke.

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