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Again the glorious temple shall arise,

And with new luftre pierce the neighbouring skies.
The promis'd feat of empire fhall again
Cover the mountain, and command the plain;
And, from thy race distinguish'd, One shall spring,
Greater in act than victor, more than king
In dignity and power; fent down from heaven,
To fuccour earth. To Him, To Him, 'tis given,
Paffion, and care, and anguish, to destroy.
Through Him, foft peace, and plenitude of joy,
Perpetual o'er the world redeem'd shall flow ;
No more may man inquire, nor angel know.
Now, Solomon! remembering who thou art,
Act through thy remnant life the decent part.

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Go forth be ftrong: with patience and with care

Perform, and fuffer: to thyself severe,

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Gracious to others, thy defires fupprefs'd,
Diffus'd thy virtues; first of men! be best.
Thy fum of duty let two words contain ;
(O may they graven in thy heart remain!)
Be humble, and be juft. The angel faid.-
With upward speed his agile wings he spread;
Whilft on the holy ground I proftrate lay,
By various doubts impell'd, or to obey,
Or to object at length (my mournful look
Heaven-ward erect) determin'd thus I fpoke:
Supreme, all-wife, eternal Potentate!
Sole Author, fole Difpofer of our fate!
Enthron'd in light and immortality,

Whom no man fully fees, and none can see!

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Original of Beings! Power divine !

Since that I live, and that I think, is thine !—
Benign Creator! let thy plastic hand

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Difpofe its own effect; let thy command

Reftore, Great Father! thy inftructed fon;

And in my act may thy great will be done!

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ENGRAVEN ON THREE SIDES OF AN ANTIQUE LAMP,
GIVEN BY ME TO LORD HARLEY.

Antiquam hanc Lampadem

è Museo Colbertino allatam,
Domino Harleo inter Κειμήλια fua
Reponendam D. D. Matthæus Prior.

This Lamp, which Prior to his Harley gave,
Brought from the altar of the Cyprian Dame,
Indulgent Time, through future ages fave,
Before the Mufe to burn with purer

flame!

Sperne dilectum Veneris facellum,
Sanctius, Lampas, tibi munus orno;
I, fove cafto vigil Harleianas

Igne Camoenas.

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CONTENTS

VOLUME XXXIII.

AN Ode infcribed to the Memory of the Ho-

nourable Colonel George Villiers, drowned in
the River Piava, in the County of Friuli, 1703;
in Imitation of Horace, 1 Od. xxviii.

Prologue spoken at Court before the Queen on

Her Majefty's Birth-day, 1704

A Letter to Monfieur Boileau Defpreaux, occa-

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fioned by the Victory at Blenheim, 1704

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Written in Montaigne's Effays, given to the Duke
of Shrewsbury in France, after the Peace,
1713

An Epiftle, defiring the Queen's Picture. Written

at Paris, 1714: but left unfinished, by the

fudden News of Her Majefty's Death

To the Right Honourable the Countefs Dowager
of Devonshire, on a Piece of Wieffen's, whereon

were all her Grandfons painted

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To the Lady Elizabeth Harley, afterwards Mar-

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