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London Printed for Jolm Bell British Library Aug! 2014,782 .

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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

ISAAC WATTS,D.D.

IN SEVEN VOLUMES.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR:

Say, hunian Seraph! whence that charming force,
That flame, that soul, which animates cach line,
And how it runs with such a graceful ease,
Loaded with pond'rous sente-We are here told,
When life its narrow round of years hath roll'd,
What 't is employs the bless'd, what makes their bliss;
Songs such as WATTS's are, and love like his. GROVE,
Soy'reign of Sacred Verse! accept the lays
Of a young bard that dares attempt thy praise.
No vulgar themes thy pious Mufe engage,
No scenes of luft pollute thy facred page :
You in majestick numbers mount the skies,
And meet descending angels as you rile,
Whore just applauses charm the crowded groves,
And Addison thy tuneful fong approves.
Soft harmony and manly vigour join 2
To form the beauties of each sprightly line,
For ev'ry grace of ev'ry Museis thine. BRITANNICOS.

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VOL. VI.

EDINBURG:
At The Apollo Press, By THE MARTINS.

Anno 1782.

THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

ISAAC WATTS, D.D.

VOL. VI.

CONTAINING HIS

HORÆ LYRICÆ.

IN THREE BOOKS.

Poems chiefly of the Lyrick kind, facred
1. TO DEVOTION AND PIETY.
II. TO VIRTUE, HONOUR, AND FRIENDSHIP.
III. TO THE MEMORY OF THE DEAD.

'Αθάνατον μεν πρώτα Θεόν, νόμω ως διάκειται, Τίμα, (και σέξυ αυτόν) έπειθ' “Ηρωας αγαύης, Τις τε Καταχθονίας.

Pythag. Aur. Car. Si non Uranie Lyram Caleftum cobibet, nec Polyhymnia Humanum refugit tendere Barbiton.

Hor. Od. 1. imitat.

Hail, heav'n-born Muse! that with celestial flamc
And high seraphick numbers durft attempt
To gain thy native skies. With thought sublime
And high sonorous words thou sweetly fing'st
To thy immortallyre. Amaz'd we view
The tow'ring height flupendous, while thou soar't
Above the reach of vulgar eyes or thought,
Hymning th'Eternal Father.

STANDEN.
Seraphick heights I seem to gain
And sacred transports feel
While WATTS! to thy celestial strain
Surpris'd lliften fill.
Thc gliding streams their course forbcar
When I thy lays repeat,
The bending foreft lends an ear,
The birds their notes forget.

PHILOMELA.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, by THE MARTINS.

Anno 1782

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