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• Brushing with hafty fteps the dews away, To meet the sun upon the upland lawn.

• There at the foot of yonder nodding beeck a That wreathes its old fantastic roots sa

high, • His lifless length at noontide would he

stretch, pore upon

the brook that babbles by.

• And

• Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in

scorn, . Mutt'ring his wayward fancies, he would

rove, Now drooping, woeful wan, like one

forlorn, • Or craz'd with care, or cross’d in hope

less love.

One morn I miss'd him on the custom'd

hill, Along the heath, and near his favourite

tree :

COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD. 99

• Another came ; nor yet beside the rill, • Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he:

The next, with dirges due, in fad array, Slow thro' the church-way path we saw

him borne. Approach and read (for thou can'ft read)

the lay,

s Gravid on the stone beneath yon aged

thorni'

The EPITAP H.

HERE refts his head, upon the lap of

Earth, A Youth to Fortune and to Fame un

known : Fair Science frown'd not on his humble

birth, And melancholy mark'd him for her own :

Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, Heav'n did a recompence as largely send :

gave to Mis’ry, all he had, a tear ; He gain'd from Heav'n ('twas all he wilh'd)

a friend.

He

No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode, (There they alike + in trembling hope re

pose,) The bosom of his Father and his God.

+ "...--paventosa fpe me."

Petrarch, Son, 114.

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Perform'd in the Senate-house in CAM

BRIDGE, July 1, 1769, at the installation of AUGUSTUS-HENRY Duke of GRAFTON, Chancellor of the Univer

fity.

Set by Dr. RANDAL, Music Professor.

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