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SENT HER WITH
LORD LANSDOWNE's HEROIC LOVE.
THE noble Granville here has nicely shown
Heroic Love, a copy of his own;
No flight of fancy, but his heart indites
These moving scenes; and what he feels, he writes.
Well had it been for Priam and his race, Had Fate set me in Agamemnon's place, And you Chryseis: glory should have strove But faintly then against the force of Love.
Deaf to renown, and scorning to be great,
WITH A BOOK OF MORALITY,
So strong the passions of the human mind, To truth reluctant, and to reason blind;
These rules, compar'd with real life, must seem
For when a plan of conduct we would draw,
Thus, foe to Nature, spoke the gloomy sage;
Truth's pleasant path, and Virtue's peaceful way :
Each moral rule with energy dispense,
That forms the conduct, or improves the sense:
LATE FELLOW OF BRAZEN-NOSE COLLEGE, OXFORD.
READ here the pangs of unsuccessful Love;
Read then, and listen to the Muse's voice: Let this example sanctify your choice. When the fond youth his passion strives to prove, By Hammond's symptoms try the force of love: Mark well the speaking eye, th' impassion'd tear, The pulse quick-throbbing, and the sigh sincere. Then, then be banish'd every meaner guest, Nor avarice, nor ambition, fire your breast. Vol. VI.