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WRITTEN IN
MONTAIGNE'S ESSAYS.

Given to the
DUKE OF SHREW SBURY IN FRANCE,

After the Peace, 1713.
VICTATE, O mighty Judge, what thou hast seen

Of cities and of courts, of books and men,
And deign to let thy servant hold the pen.

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WRITTEN IN THE BEGINNING OF
MEZERAY'S HISTORY OF FRANCE.
W HATE’ER thy countrymen have done

V By law and wit, by sword and gun,
In thee is faithfully recited,
And all the living world that view
Thy work, give thee the praises due
At once inítructed and delighted.

II.
Yet for the fame of all these deeds
What beggar in the invalids, .

With lameness broke, with blindness fmitten,
With'd ever decently to die,
To have been either Mezeray,
Or any Monarch he has written ?

III.
It's strange, dear Author, yet it true is,
That down from Pharamond to Louis
All covet life, yet call it pain,
And feel the ill, yet thun the cure :
Can sense this paradox endure ?
Resolve me, Cambray, or Fontaine.

IV.
The man in graver tragic known
Tho' his beit part long since was done)
till on the Stage desires to tarry,
Ind he who play'd the Harlequin,
After the jeft ftill loads the scene,
nwilling to retire tho' weary.

Written in the NOUVEAUX INTERESTS DES PRINCES DE L'EUROPE. LEST be the princes who have fought

For pompous names or wide dominion, nce by their error we are taught hat happiness is but opinion.

WRITTEN IN AN OVID.
VID is the furest guide

You can name to show the way
o any woman, maid, or bride,
'ho resolves to go attray.

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