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When WALLER, kindiing with celcitial rage,
View'd the bright Harley of that wond'ring age,
His pleasing pain he taught the late to breathe;
The Graces fung, and wove his myrtle wreath.----
His Muse, by Nature form'd to please the fair,
Or fing of heroes with majestick air,
To melting Atrairs attun'd her voice, and strove
To waken all the tender pow'rs of love.----
The florid and sublime, the grave and gay,
From WALLER's beams imbibe a purer ray.----
Maker and model of melodious versc!
Accept these volive bonours at thy hearse.

FENTON.

Bell's second-edition.

VOL. I.

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Preis, BY THE MARTIN.

Anno 1784.

POETICAL WORKS

OP

EDMUND WALLER.

VOL. 1.

CONTAINING HIS

MISCELLANIES.

Tho' poets may of inspiration boaft,
Their rage, ill-govern'd, in the clouds is loft.
He that proportion'd wonders can disclose,
At once his fancy and his judgment shows.
Chafte moral writing we may learn from hence,
Neglect of which nu wit can recompense....-

Well-founding verses are the charm we use,
Heroick thoughts and virtue to infuse.
Things of deep sense we may in profe unfold,
But they move more in lofty numbers told :---
For rudeft minds with harmony were caught,
And civil life was by the Muses taught.

POEM TO LORD ROSCOMMON.

EDINBURG:
AT The Apollo Press, BY THE MARTINS.

Anno 1784.

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Ir has been frequently observed, that the life of a poet affords but few materials for a narrative, and that the time of his birth and death, with the intervening dates of his publications, are the chief anecdotes of him which we can transmit to posterity. This opinion has been the less controverted, because long received: but however infignificant the life of a poet may be thought in itself, or however difficult it

may be to trace his progress through it, the life of Waller,

it is hoped, will afford many interesting particulars ń to the generality of readers.

Edmund Waller was born on the 3d of March 1605, at Colefhill, in the county of Hertford. He wasthe son of Robert Waller, Esq. of Agmondefnam in Buckinghamshire, by Aone, the filter of John Hampden, Efq. the celebrated republican, who distinguished himsel£ fo much in the beginning of the Civil wars, and who was killed at the battle of Chalgrove.

Robert, our Poet's father, was bred to the profession of the law; but exchanging that Audy for a country retirement, by economy, and application to agriculture, he improved his paternal fortune; and dying whilft our Author was in a fate of infancy, left him heir to 3500l. a-year. The care of young Waller's education now devol

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