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An Azure zone thy waitt: clouds in herye loom
Trought through varieties of shape and Thade,
In ample folds or drapery dirine,

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Toluminously pour thy pompouus train

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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF THE

REV. DR. E. YOUNG.

WITH

THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

Toote's

Edition.

When flatter'd crimes of a licentious age
Reproach our filence, and demand our rage;
When purchas'd follies, from each distant land,
Like arts, improve in Britain's skilful hand;
When the law thews her teeth, but dares not bite,
And South Sea treasures are not brought to light;
When Churchmen Scripture for the Classics quit,
Polite apoftates from God's grace to wit;
When men grow great from their revenue spent,
And fly from bailiff's into parliament:
When dying finners, to blot out their score,
Bequeath the church the leavings of a whore;
To chafe our (pleen, when themes like there increase,
shall panegyric reign, and censure ceate!
fhall authors fmile on fuch illuftrious days,
And satirize with nothing---but their praile?

Sat. I.

VOL. I.

EMBELLISHED WITH SUPERB ENGRAVINGS.

London:
Printed for C. COOKE, No. 17, Paternoster-Row;

and fold by all the Bookfellers in

Great Britain and

Ireland,

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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF THE

REV. DR. E. YOUNG.

CONTAINING

THE COMPLAINT:

OR,
NIGHT THOUGHTS
Dn Life, Death, and Ilminortality,

THE

FORCE OF RELIGION,

&c. &c. &c.

Sunt lacrymæ rerum, et mentem mortalia tangunt, Virg.

Thro' many a field of moral and divine
The Mufe has stray'd, and much of forrow seen,
O'er friends deceas'd full heartily the wept;
of love divine the wonders the display'd;
Prov'd man immortal; thew'd the fource of joy;
The grand tribunal rais'd; assign'd the bounds
of human gr.ef. In few, to close the whole,
The moral Mure has hadow'd out a sketch,
Tho' not in form, nor with a Raphael ftroke,
of most our weakness needs believe or dog
In this our land of travail and of hope,
For peace on earth, or prospect of the skies.

Night IX.

London:
PRINTED AND EMBELLISHED
Under the Direction of

C. COOKE.

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