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P L E A SU R E S

MEMORY,

WITH OTHER

PO E MS.

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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UH could my Mind, unfolded in my page, .*:

Enlighten climes and mould a future age!'. There as it glow'd, 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 duft,
Still hold communion with the wise and juft!-
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 figh, or charm a care to rest;

In one good deed a fleeting hour employ,
Or flush one faded cheek with honest joy; ii
Blest were my lines, tho' limited their sphere, .

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

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