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Yet Speteh ev^a there, submissively withdraws
. From Rights of &ubj<£tsy and the Toar Mans
Thenpompous Silence reigns, and stills thenoifie
Past Services of Friends, good Deeds of Foes,
Fly the forgetful World, and in thy Arms repofe.
• The Country Wit, ReKgion of the Town,
The Courtier's Learning, Policy oW Gown, Arebestbythee express'd, and shine in thee alone.
The Parson's Cant, the Lawyers Sophists y* Lord's Quibble, Critick's. Jest:; all end in thee, All rest in Peace at last, and fleep eternally.
... .m TO T o T*H E
Author of a Poem,
IN TITLED, '7
& u c c E s s i a
... . , . • ,' ,» 1..,
BEgone ye Cvitieks, and restrain your Spice,
L x Wit, Wit, past thro' thee, no longer is the fame,
As Meat digested takes a diff'rent Name;
To the Memory of
Mr. JOHN PHILIPS. To a F R 1 E N p.
By Mr. EeDMVNeD SMITH.
SIR, V —
SINCE our Isis silently deplores
The Bard who spread her Fame to distant
Since nobler Pens their mournful Lays suspend;.
My honest Zeal, if not my Verse, commend,
Forgive the Poet, and approve the Friend.
h 3 Your
Your Care had long his fleeting Life restrain'd, One Table fed you, and one Bed contain'd; For his dear Sake long restless Nights you bore,^ While rat'ling Coughs his heaving Vessels tore,> Much was his Pain, but your Affliction more. ^ Oh! had no Summons from the noisy Gown Call'd thee, unwilling, to the nauseous Town, Thy Love had o'er the dull Disease prevail'd, Thy Mirth had cur'd where baffled Physick faiPd; But since the Will of Heav'n his Fate decreed, To thy kind Care my worthless Lines succeed; Fruitless our Hopes, tho' pious our Essays, | Yours to preserve a Friend, and mine to praise.
♦Oh! might I paint him in MUtonian. Verfee WithiStrains like those he sung on Gtijier\Herse; But with the meaner Tribe I'm forc'd to chime, And wanting Strenth to rife, descend to Rhyme.