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Not so, when Greece's chief, by Heav'n inspir'd,
With love of arms each glowing bosom fir’d:
But now the trembling soldier fled,

Regardless of the glorious prize,
And his brave thirst of honour dead,

He durft not meet with hostile eyes;
Whilst glittering fhields and swords, war's bright array,
Were either worn in vain, or basely thrown away.

Soon as the hero by his martial strains
Had kindled virtue in their frozen veins,
Afresh the warlike spirit grows;

Like flame the brave contagion ran :
See, in each sparkling eye it glows,

And catches on from man to man ! Till rage every

breast to fear succeed ; And now they dare, and now they wish to bleed !

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With different movements fraught, where Maro's lays
Taught flowing grief, and kind concern to raise;
He fung Marcellus' mournful name!

In Beauty's and in Glory's bloom,
Torn from himself, from friends, from fame,

And rapt into an early tomb !
He sung, and sorrow stole on all,
And fighs began to heave, and tears began to fall!

But Rome's high empress felt the greatest smart,
Touch'd both by nature and the poet's art;
For as he sung the mournful strain,

So well the hero's portraiture he drew,
She saw him ficken, fade again,

And, in description, bleed anew :
Then pierc'd, and yielding to the melting lay,
She figh’d, me fainted, sunk, and died away.

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Thus numbers once did human breasts controul!
Ah! where dwells now such empire o'er the soul?
Transported by harmonious lays,

The mind is melted down, or burns :
With joy o'er Windsor Forest strays,

Or grieves when Eloisa mourns.
Still the same ardour kindles every line,
And our own Pope is now, what Virgil was, divinç.

END OF THE THIRD VOLUME.

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On the Birth of a First Child
Elegy on the Death of a Young Lady
Ode on the Death of Mr. Pelham
The Fire-Side
The Trials of Virtue
London
Ode to Evening
Art of Dancing
The Tomb of Shakespeare
Hymn to Fortitude
Hengist and Mey
The Bard
The Bard
The Fatal Sisters
The Descent of Odin
Immortality
Elegy to a Friend
Grongar Hill
Elegy
The Parsons
Ode on a Storm
Epistle from an Unfortunate Gentleman
Atys and Adrastus
Life
Ode to Melancholy
Damon and Delia
Plain Truth

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Elegy written among the Ruins of Pontefra& Calle
The Swallows. In Two Parts
Il Latte
A Pastoral
The Triumph of Melancholy
Elegy to a young Nobleman
Knowledge
Ann Boleyn to Henry VIII.
Ode to Mirth
The Rape of the Lock. In Five Cantos,
A Monody
Evening Address to a Nightingale
Ode to Health
Philo's Complaint
Love and Honour
The Hermit
The Valetudinarian
Winter Prospects
The Manners
Washing Week
Hymn to Prosperity
Meditation
Letter from Italy
Cruelty and Luft
William and Margaret
The New Year's Offering
The Shipwreck. In Three Cantos.
The Seat of War in Flanders
The Charge of Cyrus
Roxana to Usbeck
Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College
Absence
The Arbour
Invitation to the Feathered Race
Trial of Constancy
The Man of Taste
Know Yourself
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