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OETS may boast, as safely vain,
Their works shall with the world remain :
The beauties which adorn'd that age,
ناز و م ع ة
This was the gen'rõus poet's Tcope, 512
Verse, thus design'd, has no ill fate,
ON A MISCELLANY OF POEMS.
BY MR. GAY.
Ipfa varietate tentamus efficere ut alia aliis ; quædam fortasse omnibus placeant.
S when some skilful cook, to please each guest,
Would in one mixture comprehend a feast,
Wouldt thou for miscellanies raise thy fame,
Let Elegy in moving numbers flow,
Where Buckingham will condescend to give,
Anacreon lives !' they cry;- th' harmonious swain • Retunes the lyre, and tries his wonted 'frain: • 'Tis he-out loft Anacreon bives again !" ;
But when th' illustrious poet foars above
If thou wouldst have thy volume stand the test,
Let Prior's Muse with softning accents move,
Waller in Granville lives: when Mira fings,
On Addison's sweet lays attention waits,
When Pope's harmonious Muse with pleasure roves
From these successful bards collect thy strains,