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So when great Rhea many births had given,
Such as might govern earth, and people heaven ;
Her glory grew diffus'd, and, fuller known,
She saw the Deity in every
And to what God soe'er men altars rais’d,
Honouring the offspring, they the mother prais d.

In short-liv'd charms let others place their joys.
Which fickness blasts, and certain age destroys :
Your stronger beauty Time can ne'er deface,
'Tis still renew'd, and stamp'd in all your racc.

Ah! Wieffen, had thy art been so refind,
As with their beauty to have drawn their mind :
Through circling years thy labours would survive,
And living rules to fairest virtue give,
To men unborn and ages yet to live :
'Twould still be wonderful, and still be new,
Against what time, or spite, or fate, could do;
Till thine confus'd with Nature's pieces lie,
And Cavendith's name and Cecil's honour die,

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A FABLE, from PHÆDRUS.
To the Author of the MedLEY, 1710.

THE
'HE Fox an actor's vizard found,

And peer'd, and felt, and turn'd it round :
Then threw it in contempt away,
And thus old Phædrus heard him fay :
“ What noble part canst thou sustain,
“ Thou specious head without a brain?”

CONTENTS

C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ s

Ο F. Τ Η Ε

FIRST

VOLUME,

30

DEDICATION.

Page Preface.

15 On Exodus iii. 14. “ I am that I am," an Ode.

19 Confiderations on Part of the 88th Psalm,

23 To Dr. Turner, Bishop of Ely, who had recommended to him a Translation of Prudentius.

24 A Pastoral, to the Bishop of Ely,

25 To the Countess of Exeter playing on the Lute. 28 On a Picture of Seneca dying in a Bath, by Jordain,

at Burleigh House. An Ode.

ibid. An Epistle to Sir Fleetwood Shephard.

33 Another.

35 To the Countess of Dorfet: Written in her Milton. By Mr. Bradbury.

41 To the Lady Dursley, on the same Subject.

42 To my Lord Buckhurst, very young, playing with

ibid. An Ode.

43 A Song.

44 The Despairing Shepherd.

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