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And day by day some current's thwarting force
Sets me more distant from a prosperous course.
But oh the thought, that thou art safe, and he!
That thought is joy, arrive what may to me.
My boast is not that I deduce my birth
From loins enthron'd and rulers of the earth;
But higher far my proud pretensions rise-
The son of parents pass'd into the skies.
And now, farewell-time, unrevok’d, has run
His wonted course, yet what I wish'd is done.
By contemplation's help, not sought in vain,
I seem t' have liv'd my childhood o’er again;
To have renew'd the joys that once were mine,
Without the sin of violating thine ;
And, while the wings of fancy still are free,
And I can view this mimick shew of thee,
Time has but half succeeded in his theft
Thyself removed, thy power to soothe me left..

END OF THE SECOND PART.

THE

BEAUTIES

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CO W P E R.

CHARACTERS.

PART III.

THE

BEAUTIES

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CO W P E R.

PART III.

THE

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GORGONIUS sits, abdominous and wan,
Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan:
He snuffs far off th' anticipated joy;
Turtle and ven’son all his thoughts employ;
Prepares for meals as jockies take a sweat,
Oh, nauseous !an emetic for a whet!
Will Providence o'erlook the wasted good?
Temperance were no virtue if he could.

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