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Where never sun-burnt woodman came,
And teach pleas'd echo to consplain. 6. With you roses brighter bloom,
Sweeter every sweet perfume;
Base, ungrateful, fickle, vain. 7._Then let me, sequester'd fair,
To your sybil grot repair;
The bournless microcosm's thine. 8. Since in each scheme of life I've fail'd,
And disappointnıent seems entail'd;
To your hermit-trodden seat;
Where I at last may die unknown. 9. I spoke: she turn'd her magic ray:
And thus she said, or seem'd to say;
And bid to social life a last farewell;
His will his sovereign, every where his home,
A sense of kindred, country, man, impress’d. 12. Though nature's works the ruling mind declare,
And well deserve inquiry's serious care,
What boots through space's furthest bourns to roam?
The use, the pleasure, will the toil repay. 13. Nor study only, practise what you know;
Your life, your knowledge, to mankind you owe.
And freedom, Britain, still belongs to thee. 14. Though man's ungrateful, or though fortune frown;
Is the reward of worth, a song, or crown? Nor yet unrecompens'd are virtue's pains; Good Auen lives, and bounteous Brunswick reigns. On each condition disappointments wait, Enter the hut, and force the guarded gate, Nor dare repine though early friendship, bleed: From love, the world, and all its cares, he's freed. But know, adversity's the child of God; Whom Heaven approves of most, must feel her rod 5. When smooth old Ocean, and each storm's asleep Then ignorance may plough the wat’ry deep: But when the demons of the tempest rave, Skill must conduct the vessel through the wave. Sidney, what good man envies not thy blow? Who would not wish Anytus* for a foe? Intrepid virtue triumphs over sate: The good can never be unfortunate; And be this maxim graven in thy mind;
The height of virtue is, to serve mankind.
When memory fails, and all thy vigour's fled,
pangs of age, and smooth thy grave, GRAINGER
* One of the accusers of Socrates.
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