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The train whom Nature lent superior fire, alood bad Who stole her air, her accent, and her lyre; Who bid her form in breathing marble glow,112 Who pour'd her transports, and who felt heride, I Here rise, as Judgment points the road to Fame, To juster manners, and a nobler aim: Thought nicely-true the copious plan reviews, nisemi And Fancy's hand supplies enlivening hues; 142 900

Weds Warm from the tints the swelling Figures risegoi-sds And Life's blue beam illumes the speaking eyes;

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No roughned dash betrays th' unequal part,
Nor shade ungraceful points the veil of art; .
But Hope all-radiant foars to worlds of light,
While Judgment's temperate hand directs the fight,
Calm Sense and Wisdom take their turn to rule,
And Reason's piercing eye o’erlooks the foul.
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Herę Boileau marks the living draught refin'd,
The flame of Genius bursting o'er his mind * ;
Yet just to worth, attends the melting strains
Whose music stream'd along Britannia's plains ;
He marks the ruby'd lip that breathes perfume, i
The cheek where beauty spreads her genial bloom,
The throng that flutters round th’illumin’d hall,
The Satyr's venom'd shaft, that drops with gall;
Then knows superior wit, though near the throne,
And hails the Bard whose skill surpass’d his own +.'

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See mighty Dacier soars in nobler lays I,
Each lawreid Ancient crowns her head with bays,

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A tow'ring Genius! whose exalted name
Employs the tongue, and swells the trump of Fame,

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From Man, proud tyrant, with resistlefs force
She snatch'd the rein, and whirl'd it in the course;
With eagle-speed pursued th’expected prey,

j129.'36 doua Then caught and bore the glorious prize away. Here through Reflection's clearer glass display'd"* She marks the mingling streaks of light and shade, Observes defects, by cool experience taught, 2016 And blames with reason, or approves with thoughtT

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She feets (the glowing traits confusedly feen)
The heat too piercing, and the ray too keen.

Thus in some fields where Art and Nature join,
(Such are thy gardens Stowe, and Seaton*, thine.
Where from yon mount, a plan by Taste design'd,
Reflects an image of the Master's mind ;)
Where'er I look țhę blush of Beauty glows,..

The forest brightens, or the garden blows. ;...
Groves, streams, and trees their chequer'd pride display,
And melting music steals the foul away. it!
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'Tis your's each work of genius to review,
Who know false beauties, and admire the true;
You bleft by nature with superior, skill,: : .
An eye to mark them, and an heart to feel,., .
A soul illumed by Reason's gentle says,
Serene, not strong, and bright without a blaze ;!
Intent to know, and yet polite to please, 18
Who read with judgment, and who write with ease.
Evimine, a bafhful muse untaught and young,
That sports, not warbles in the tuneful throng,
Waked by this theme can strike the trembling strings, !
- And feebly flutters with unequal wings,

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So some pale flower reclines its drooping head,
And lies unseen, neglected in the Thade,
Yet touch'd with lightning by the blaze of noon,
Unfolds its leaves, and bloffoms in the sun.

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