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When Noble Sheffield (trikes the trembling Strings,
If thou wouldst have thy Volume stand the Test, And of all others be reputed Best, Let Congreve teach the list’ning Groves to mourn, As when he wept o'er fair Paftore's Urn.
Let Prior's Mufe with soft'ning Accents move, Soft as the Strains of constant Emma's Love:
Or let his Fancy chuse some jovial Theme,
Waller in Granville lives; when Mira sings With Waller'sHand hestrikes the foundingStrings
, With fprightly Turns his noble Genius shines, And manly Sense adorns his easie Lines.
On Addison's sweet Lays Attention waits,
Whenever Garth shall raise his sprightly Song: Sense flows in easie Numbers from his Tongue;
Great Phæbus in his learned Son we see,
Alike in Physick, as in Poetry.
[roves, When Pope's harmonious Muse with pleasure
[Groves, Amidst the Plains, the murm’ring Streams, and Attentive Eccho pleas’d to hear his Songs, Thro’the glad Shade each warblingNote prolongs; His various Numbers charm our ravish'd Ears, His steady Judgment far out-shoots his Years, And early in the Youth the God appears.
From these successful Bards collect thy Strains, And Praise with Profit shall reward thy Pains: Then, whileCalves-leatherBinding bears theSway, And Sheep-skin to its fleeker glofs gives way; While neat old Elzevir is reckon'd better Than Pirate Hill's brown Sheets, and scurvy
While Print Admirers careful Aldus chuse
VERSES defignid to be prefix'd to
Mr. Lintott's Mifcellany.
OME Colindus praise, fome Blean
Others account them but so, fo;
They Print their Names in Letters small,
Cinta For some Folks read, but all Folks Sh-0.1
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