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POEMS.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY BRADBURY AND EVANS, WHITEFRIARS. (Late T. Davison.)

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POEMS

BY

SAMUEL ROGERS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, STRAND; AND E. MOXON,

DOVER-STREET.

1834.

18447.31.5 A

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE LIBRARY OF
ERNEST LEWIS GAY
JUNE 15, 1927

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age;

Oн could my mind, unfolded in my page,
Enlighten climes and mould a future
There as it glowed, with noblest 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 still, thro' each succeeding year,
My life, my manners, and my name endear;
And, when the poet sleeps in silent dust,
Still hold communion with the wise and just!—
Yet should this Verse, my leisure's best resource,
When thro' the world it steals its secret course,
Revive but once a generous wish supprest,
Chase but a sigh, or charm a care to rest;
In one good deed a fleeting hour employ,
Or flush one faded cheek with honest joy;
Blest were my lines, tho' limited their sphere,

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

1793.

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