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THE

PLEASURES

OF

MEMORY,

WITH OTHER

POEM S.

BY SAMUEL ROGERS, Esq.

A new and enlarged Edition.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, JUN. AND W. DAVIES,

IN THE STRAND.

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OH could my Mind, unfolded in my page,

Enlighten climes and mould a future age!
There as it glow'd, with nobleft frenzy fraught,
Dispense the treasures of exalted thought;
To Virtue wake the pulses of the heart,
And bid the tear of Emulation start!
Oh could it ftill, thro' each fucceeding year,
My life, my manners, and my name endear;
And, when the poet fleeps in filent duft,
Still hold communion with the wise and just !—
Yet fhould this Verfe, my leifure's best resource,
When thro' the world it fteals its fecret course,

Revive but once a generous wish supprest,
Chase but a figh, or charm a care to rest;
In one good deed a fleeting hour employ,
Or flush one faded cheek with honeft joy;
Bleft were my lines, tho' limited their sphere,

Tho' short their date, as his who trac'd them here.

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