Poems

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51.
A Song. Fair, Sweet And Young, Receive A Prize

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Fair, sweet, and young, receive a prize
Reserved for your victorious eyes:
From crowds, whom at your feet you see,
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52.
O Souls, In Whom No Heavenly Fire

O souls, in whom no heavenly fire is found,
Fat minds, and ever grovelling on the ground!
We bring our manners to the blest abodes,
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53.
Hymn For St. John's Eve, 29th June

O sylvan prophet! whose eternal fame
Echoes from Judah's hills and Jordan's stream;
The music of our numbers raise,
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54.
The Cock And The Fox: Or, The Tale Of The Nun's Priest

There lived, as authors tell, in days of yore,
A widow, somewhat old, and very poor;
Deep in a dale her cottage lonely stood,
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55.
The Tears Of Amynta, For The Death Of Damon. A Song

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On a bank, beside a willow,
Heaven her covering, earth her pillow,
Sad Amynta sigh'd alone:
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Were none of you, gallants, e'er driven so hard,
As when the poor kind soul was under guard,
And could not do 't at home, in some by-street
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57.
Epitaph On Mrs. Margaret Paston, Of Barningham, In Norfolk

So fair, so young, so innocent, so sweet,
So ripe a judgment, and so rare a wit,
Require at least an age in one to meet.
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58.
Satire On The Dutch

As needy gallants, in the scrivener's hands,
Court the rich knaves that gripe their mortgaged lands;
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59.
Epitaph On Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb In Westminster Abbey

Ye sacred relics, which your marble keep,
Here, undisturbed by wars, in quiet sleep;
Discharge the trust, which, when it was below,
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60.
Prologue To The University Of Oxford, 1674.

Poets, your subjects have their parts assign'd
To unbend, and to divert their sovereign's mind:
When tired with following nature, you think fit
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