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THE

VERSE AND PROSE,

O F

Dr. THOMAS PARNELL,

LATE ARCH-DEACON OF CLOGHER.

ENLARGED WITH VARIATIONS AND POEMS,
HOT BEFORE PUBLISH'o,

GLASGOW:

TKINTED BY ROBERT & ANDREW FOULIS,
PXINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY.

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POEMS

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SEVERAL OCCASIONS;

WRITTEN BY

Dr. THOMAS PARNELL,

LATE ARCH-DEACON OF CLOGHER:
AND PUBLISH'D BY

Mr. POP E.

DIGNTJM LAUDE VIRUM MUSA VETAT MORI.

HOR. RIGHT HONOURABLE

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ROBERT,

EARL OF O X F O R D

AND EARL MORTIMER.

CUCH were the notes thy once Iov'd Poet sung,

*^ 'Till death untimely stopt his tunesul tongue.

O just beheld, and lost! admir'd, and mourn'd!

With foftest manners, gentlest arts, adorn'd!

Blest in each science, blest in ev'ry strain!

Dear to the Muse, to Harley dear in vain!

For him, thou oft hast bid the v/orld attend,

Fond to forget the statesman in the friend;
For Swift and him, despis'd the farce of state,
The fober follies of the wise and great;
Dextrous, the craving, fawning crowd^to quit,
And pleas'd to 'scape from flattery to wit.

Absent or dead, still let a friend be dear,
(A sigh the absent claims, the dead a tear)
Recall those nights that clos'd thy toilfome days,
Still hear thy Parnell in his living lays:

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