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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

ABRAHAMCOWLEY.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

FROM THE TEXT OF DR. SPRAT, &c.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

Begin the song, and strike the living lyre !
Lo! how the Years to come, a num'rous and well-fitted quire!
All hand in hand do decently advance,
And to my song with smooth and equal measures dance.
Whilf the dance lafts, how long foe'er it be,
My Mufick's voice shall bear it company,
Till all gentle notes be drown'd
In the last trumpet's dreadful found. THE RESURRECTION,
COWLEY does to Jove belong,
Jove and COWLEY claim my song. -
The Mufes did young COWLEY raise,
They stole thee from thy nurse's arms,
Fed thee with facrcd love of praise,
And taught thee all their charms:
As if Apollo's self had been thy fire,
They daily rock'd thee on his lyre. VERSES TO COWLEY,

VOL. II,

Bell's second edition.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, by THE MARTINS.

Anno 1784.

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Alone cxempied from the common fate,
The forward COWLEY held a lafting date:
For Envy'e blaft, and pow'rful Time, too strong,
He bloffom'd early, and he flourish'd long:
In whom the double miracle was seen,
Ripe in his spring, and in his autumn green,
With as he left his gen'rous fruit behind,
The feat of wit, and banquet of the mind :
While the fair tree, transplanted to the kies,
In verdure with th' Elyfian garden vies,
The pride of earth before, and now of Paradise.

VER. TO MEM. OF COWLEY.

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EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, BY THE MARTINS.

Anno 1784.

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