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Her filver locks display the moon,
; Her brows a cloudy show,
Strip'd rainbows round her eyes are seen,

And showers from either flow.
Her teeth the night with darkness dyes,

She's starr'd with pimples o’er ;
Her tongue like nimble lightning plies,

And can with thunder roar.
But some Zelinda, while I fing,

Denies my Lyce shines;
And all the pens of Cupid's wing

Attack my gentle lines.
Yet spite of fair Zelinda's eye,

And all her bards express,
My Lyce makes as good a sky,

And I but fatter less.

ON THE DEATH OF

Mr. ROBERT LE V E T,

A Practiser in Phyfic.

CA

YONDEMN'D to Hope's delusive mine,

As on we toil from day to day,
By sudden blafts, or slow decline,

Our social comforts drop away.
Well try'd through many a varying year,

See Levet to the grave defcend,
Officious, innocent, fincere,

Of every friendless name the friend.

Yet still he fills Affection's eye,

Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind; Nor, letter'd Arrogance, deny

Thy praise to.merit unrefin'd. When fainting nature call’d for aid,

And hovering death prepar'd the blow, His vig'rous remedy display'd

The pow'r of art without the show.
In misery's darkest cavern known,

His useful care was ever nigh,
Where hopeless anguish pour’d his groan,

And lonely want retir'd to die.
No summons mock'd by chill delay,

No petty gain disdain’d by pride,
The modest wants of every day

The toil of every day supply'd.
His virtues walk'd their narrow round,

Nor made a pause, nor left a void;
And sure th' Eternal Master found

The single talent well employ’d.
The busy day-the peaceful night,

Unfelt, uncounted, glided by;
His frame was firin-his powers were bright,

Tho' now his eightieth year was nigh.
Then with no fiery throbbing pain,

No cold gradations of decay, Death broke at once the vital chain,

And freed his soul the nearest way.

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EPITAPH on CLAUDE PHILLIPS,

AN ITINERANT MUSICIAN*

PHT
HILLIPS! whose touch harmonious could remove

The pangs of guilty pow'r, and hapless love,
Reft here, distreft by poverty no more,
Find here that calm thou gav'st so oft before ;
Sleep undisturb’d within this peaceful shrine,
Till angels wake thee with a note like thine,

E P I T A P H I UM

IN

THOMAM HAN MER, BARONETTUM,

Honorabilis admodum Thomas HANMER,

Baronettus, Wilhelmi Hanmer armigeri è Peregrina Henrici

North Dc Mildenhal in Com. Suffolciæ Baronnetti forore

et hærede.

Filius
Johannis Hanmer de Hanmer Baronetti

* These lines are among Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies: they are nevertheless recognized as Johnson's in a memorandum of his hand-writing, and were probably written at her request. Phillips was a travelling fidler up and down Wales, and was greatly celebrated for his performance,

Hæres

Hæres patruelis
Antiquo gentis suæ et titulo, et patrimonio succesfit

Duas uxores sortitus eft ;
Alteram Isabellam, honore à patre derivato de

Arlington comitiffam
Deindè celciffimi principis ducis de Grafton viduam

dorariam Alteram Elizabetham Thoniæ Folks de Barton in

Com. Suff. armigeri.

Filiam et hæredem Inter humanitates ftudia feliciter enutritus Omnes liberalium artium disciplinas avidè arripuit, Quas morum suavitate haud leviter ornavit,

Poftquam exceffit et ephebis Continuo inter populares suos fama eminens Et comitatus fui legatus ad Parliamentum miffus Ad ardua regni negotia per annos prope triginta

Si accinxit
Cumq; apud illos amplisfimorm virorum ordines

Solent nihil temerè effutire
Sed probe perpensa differtè expromere

Orator gravis et preffus
Non minus integritatis quam eloquentiæ laude

commendatus Æquè omnium utcunq; inter se alioqui diffidentium

Aures atque animos attraxit
Annoque demum M.DCC.XIII. regnante Anna
Feliciffima, florentiffimæque memoriæ regina

Ad prolocutoris cathedram
Communi senatûs universi voce designatus est :

Quod munus
Cum nullo tempore non difficile
Įum illo certè negotiis

Et

Et varus et lubricis et implicatis difficillimum

Cum dignitate fuftinuit. Honores alios, et omnia, quæ sibi in lucrum cederent,

munera

Sedulò detrectavit
Ut rei totus inserviret publicæ,

Justi rectique tenax
Et fide in patriam incorrupta notus.
Ubi omnibus, quæ virum civimque bonum decent

officiis fatis feciffet, Paulatim fe à publicis confiliis in otium recipiens

Inter literarum amenitates,
Inter ante-actæ vitæ haud insuaves recordationes,
Inter amicorum convictus et amplexus

Honorificè consenuit,
Et bonis omnibus, quibus chariffimus vixit,

Desideratiffimus obiit.

PARAPHRASE of the above EPITAPH.

By Dr. JOHNSON*. THOU who survey'st these walls with curious eye, Pause at his tomb where HANMER's ashes lie His.various worth through varied life attend, And learn his virtues while thou mourn'ft his end.

His force of genius burn'd in early youth, With thirst of knowledge, and with love of truth;

* This Paraphrase is inserted in Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies. The Latin is there said to be written by Dr. Freind. Of the person whose memory it celebrates, a copious account may be seen in the Appendix to the Supplement to the Biographia Britannica,

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