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BELL'S E
The POETS of

COMPLET

CHATCER to

COWLEY Envy at laftrvawls forth Of all the firefillt;lier Antired with ruling:S

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POETICAL WORKS

OF

ABRAHAMCOWLEY.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

FROM THE TEXT OF DR. SPRAT, &C.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

Begin the song, and Atrike the living lyre !
Lo! how the Years to come, a num'rous and well-fitted quire!
All hand in hand du decently advance,
And to my fong with sinooth and equal measures dance.
Whilst the dance la is, how long foe'er it be,
My Mufick's voice fbali bear it company,
Till all gentle nutes be drown'd
In tbe lai trumpet's dreadful sound. THE RESURRECTION.
COWLEY does to Jove belong,
Jove and COWLEY claim my song. -
The Muses did young COWLEY raise,
They tole thee froin thy nurse's arms,
Fed thee with sacred love of praise,
And taught thce all their chan:
As if Apollo's felt had been tony från
They daily rock'u thee on his lyme VERSES TO COWLEY

VOL. III,

Bell's second edition,

EDINBURG;
AT THE Apollo Press, BY THE MARTINS.

Anno 1784,

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Alone exemp.ed from ine commun fate,
The forward COWLEY held a lafting date:
For Envy's blast, and pow'rful rime, too strong,
He blossom'd early, and he flourish'd long:
In whom the double miracle was seen,
Ripe in his spring, and in his autumn green.
With us he left his gen'rous fruit behind,
The feast of wit, and banquet of the mind:
While the fair tree, transplanted to the tries,
In verdure with th' Elysian garden vies,
The pride of earth before, and now of Paradise.

VER TO MEM OF COWLEY,

1

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Press, By THE MARTINS,

Anno 1784.

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