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patronage of the present: which however he anticipates with a considerable degree of confidence, founded on the reputation of the Author; and the many signal occasions on which his compositions have received the stamp of general approbation and applause.
II. Funeral Sermon on the death of Dr. Thomas Graeme
III. Funeral Sermon on the death of Col. Joseph Nichol-
son. - - - - - -210
An Oration in memory of General Montgomery, and of
the officers and soldiers, who fell with him, December
31, 1775, before Quebec; delivered, February 19, 1775,
II. An Eulogium on Benjamin Franklin, L. L. D. deliver-
ed, March 1, 1791, in the great Lutheran Church Phi-
ladelphia; before, and by appointment of, the Ameri-
can Philosophical Society; the president and congress
of tKe United States, and sundry other public bodies,
also attending by invitation; with an appendix, con-
taining some of Dr. Franklin's writings, not before pub-
lished. - - - - - 42
III. The Hermit, in eight numbers; first published at Phi-
ladelphia, in the American Magazine; from October
1757 to October 1758, both inclusive. - 95
IV. A philosophical meditation, and religious Address to
the Supreme Being. - - - 153
V. A General Idea of the College of Mirania, with an ac-
count of the College and Academy of Philadelphia; first
published in 1753. - - - - 16S
RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD,
A FUTURE JUDGMENT,
AND AN ETERNAL WORLD TO COME.
THE following verses, having been originally printed with the first of the following Sermons, ought not now to be separated from it. When the goodnatured reader is acquainted that they are a collection of the tears of a few young gentlemen, who were fellow students of the deceased, the author knows that he may depend on that candour in favour of them, which he can only hope for, in favour of himself.
The truly promising youth, who is the subject of them, died at Philadelphia, August 28th, 1754, being a smdent in the senior Philosophy Class of the College there. He was the second son of the Hon. Josiah MarTin, Esq. of Antigua, and cousin to Samuel Martin-, Esq. member of Parliament for Camelford, Treasurer to the Princess Dowager of Wales, and Secretary of the Treasury, to whom the Sermon was most respectfully and gracefully inscribed.
TO THE AUTHOR,
ON HEARING HIS SERMON, UPON THE DEATH OF HIS HOPEFUL PUPIL, OUR DEAR FELLOW STUDENT, MR. WIL,1,1AM THOMAS MARTIN.
1 CALL no aid, no muses to inspire,
And loftier thoughts within my bosom glow. J
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For when, in all the charms of language drest,
O! could I boast to move with equal art
Cellcge of Philadelphia, September 5,1754.
ON THE SAME, BY A FELLOW STUDENT.
AND is your Martin gone? Is he no more,
Yet hark ! soft-whispering reason seems to say,
S. Magaw.. College of Philadelphia, September 6, 1754.
ON THE SAME, BY A FELLOW STUDENT
WHILE for a pupil lost, your sorrow flows,
We too, in humble verse, would treat the theme,
Ah! much lov'd friend! too soon thy beauties fade I
Blest in a tender brother's friendly breast;
But hark!....some voice celestial strikes mine ear,
J. Duche. College of Philadelphia, September 7, 1754.
ON THE SAME.
CHECK, mournful preacher! check thy streaming woe, Pierce not our souls with grief too great to know; He joys above whom we lament below. Snatch'd from our follies here, he wing'd his way, To sing Hos Annas in the realms of day. With him, the fight of life and death is o'er, And agonizing throes shall pain no more; No more shall fell disease, with wasteful rage, Blast the fair blossoms of his tender age; Transplanted now, he blooms a heav'nly flow'r, Where spring eternal decks yon Amaranthine bower.
Thy pious sorrows, Smith, to future days,
Still, still I feel wljat thy Discourse imprest,