Poems

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11.
The Nightingale

To-night retired, the queen of heaven
With young Endymion stays;
And now to Hesper it is given
Awhile to rule the vacant sky,
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12.
Pleasures Of Imagination, The

BOOK I

With what attractive charms this goodly frame
Of Nature touches the consenting hearts
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13.
A British Philippic

Occasioned by the insults of the Spaniards, and the present preperations for war. 1738.

Whence this unwonted transport in my breast?
Why glow my thoughts, and whither would the Muse
Aspire with rapid wing? Her country's cause
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14.
Inscriptions: Vi: For A Column At Runnymede

Thou, who the verdant plain dost traverse here,
While Thames among his willows from thy view
Retires; o stranger, stay thee, and the scene
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15.
Inscriptions: Iv: O Youths And Virgins

O youths and virgins: o declining eld:
O pale misfortune's slaves: o ye who dwell
Unknown with humble quiet; ye who wait
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16.
The Pleasures Of Imagination: Book The Second

When shall the laurel and the vocal string
Resume their honours? When shall we behold
The tuneful tongue, the Promethéan hand
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17.
Ode I: The Preface

I.
On yonder verdant hilloc laid,
Where oaks and elms, a friendly shade,
O'erlook the falling stream,
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18.
Inscriptions: Ix: Me Tho' In Life's Sequester'D Vale

Me tho' in life's sequester'd vale
The Almighty sire ordain'd to dwell,
Remote from glory's toilsome ways,
And the great scenes of public praise;
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19.
Ode On A Sermon Against Glory

Come then, tell me, sage divine,
Is it an offence to own
That our bosoms e'er incline
Toward immortal glory's throne?
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20.
Ambition And Content: A Fable

While yet the world was young, and men were few,
Nor lurking fraud, nor tyrant rapine knew,
In virtue rude, the gaudy arts they scorn'd,
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