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III

The Surprize.

66 A Dialogue sung on the Stage, between an elderly Shepherd, and a very young Nymph.

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On one who died discovering her Kindness. 71
On LUCINDA's Death.
To a Lady retiring into a Monastery.

75 The Vision. Written during a Sea-Voyage ;

when sent to command the Forces for the Re

lief of Tangier. HELEN to Paris, from Ovid.

89 Part of the Story of ORPHEUS.' Being a Translation out of the Fourth Book of VirGIL'S GEORGIC.

103 An Esay on Satire. An Elay on Poetry.

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Ode on BRUTUS.

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The Rapture.
On Mr. Hobbs and his Writings.
Written over a Gate.
The Miracle, 1707.
Ode on the Death of HENRY PURCELL, set to

Musick.
On the Loss of an only Son, Robert, Marquiss
of NORMANBY.

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On Mr. Pope and his Poems.
Stanza's.

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The Election of a Poet Laureut in 1919. 197
On the Times.
On the Duke of YORK banish'd to Brussels.
On the Deity:

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The Tragedy of Julius CÆSAR, alter'd.
The Death of Marcus BRUTUS.

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THE

TEMPLE of DEATH.

N those cold Climates, where

the Sun appears

Unwillingly, and hides his

Face in Tears;

A dismal Vale lies in a de

sart Inc, On which indulgent Heav'n did never smile.

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There

There a thick Grove of aged Cypress Trees,
Which none without an awful Horror fees,
Into its wither'd Arms, depriv'd of Leaves,
Whole Flocks of ill-presaging Birds receives.
Poisons are all the Plants that Soil will bear,
And Winter is the only Season there.
Millions of Graves o’crspread the spacious Field,
And Springs of Blood a thousand Rivers yield;
Whose Streams, opprcís'd with Carcascs and Bones,
Instead of gentle Murmurs, pour forth Groans.

Within this Vale a famous Temple stands,
Old as the World itself, which it commands ;

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Round is its Figurc; and four Iron Gates
Divide Mankind, by Order of the Fatos.
Thither in Crouds come to onc common Grave
The Young, the Old, the Monarch, and the Slave,
Old Age and Pains, those Evils Man deplores,
Are rigid Keepers of th'cternal Doors;
All clad in moumful Blacks, which fadly load
The sacred Walls of this obscure Abode :

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