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WALLIR VOLUME 1.
He esteht at Love and find his Arms with Bays

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Printed for John Bell near Exeter Exchange Strand London Nov.192777.

1

THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

EDMUND WALLER.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

FROM MR. FENTON'S QUARTO EDITION, 1729.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

When WALLER, kindling with celeitial rage,
View'd the bright Harley of that wond'ring age,
His pleasing pain he taught the lute to breathe;
The Graces fung, and wove nis myrtle wreath.
His Muse, by Nature form'd to please the fair,
Or fing of heroes with majeflick air,
To melting strains attun'd her voice, and strove
To waken all the tender pow'rs of love.----
The florid and sublime, the grave and gay,
From WALLER'S beams imbibe a purer ray.----
Maker and model of melodious versc!
Accept these votive honours at thy hearse.

FENTON.

Bell's fecond-edition.

VOLI.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, BY TILE MARLINS.

Anno 1784.

THE

POETICAL WORKS

OP

EDMUND WALLER

VOL. 1.

CONTAINING HIS

MISCELLANIES,

Tho' poets may of inspiration boaft,
Their rage, ill-govern'd, in the clouds is loft.
He that proportion'd wonders can disclose,
At once his fancy and his judgment shows.
Chafle moral writing we may learn from hence,
Neglect of which no wit can recompense....-

Well-founding verses are the charm we use,
Heroick thoughts and virtue to infuse.
Things of deep sense we may in profe enfold,
But they move more in lofty numbers told :----
For rudeft minds with harmony were caught,
And civil life was by the Muses taught.

POEM TO LORD ROSCOMMON.

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EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, BY THE MARTINS.

Anno 1784.

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