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silent | dust, 71 ý Or | Flattery | soothe 9 1 7 the dull 7 | cold 7)

ear of death? 71 1 7 Per / haps, 917 in this neg | lected | spot, 7 ng

is | laid, 7) Some 7 | heart once 7 | pregnant 7 | 7 with ce |

lestial fire; 71 1 Hands 7 1 7 that the | rod of empire | 7 might have

| sway'd, 7 | 7 Or / wak'd to | ecstacy 1 7 the living | lyre. 9 |

7 But | Knowledge | 7 to | their 7 | eyes 777 her |

ample 1 page, 71 Rich with the spoils of Time, 7 | 7 did / ne'er un

I roll; 7| Chill 7 | Penury | 7 re / press'd their | noble | rage

y 7 And | froze the genial | current | 7 of the soul:

7 1 1 1 Full 7 | many al gem of | purest | ray se | rene, 7 | 7 The dark, 7|| un | fathom’d caves of occan

| bear; 71 Full 7 | many a | flower | 7 is born 7 1 7 to | blush

unseen, 71 7 And | waste its | sweetness | 7 on the desert | air.

al 11 Some 7 | village | Hampden, | 7 that with dauntless

| breast, 7 |

7 The | little / tyrant of his , fields 7 | 7 with | stood;

1 Some 7 / mute in | glorious | Milton | here may |

rest, 71

| Some 7 | Cromwell, | | guiltless | 7 of his

country's | blood. i 1 1 7 The ap | plause of listening | senates | 7 to com

mand; 71 1 7 The threats of | pain and | ruin 17 to de

spise; 7 | 1 7 To / scatter | plenty 1 7 o’er a | smiling | land 7 | 7 And / read their i history | 7 in a nation's | eyes;

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Their 7 | lot for | bade: 7 1 7 nor | circumscrib'da |

lone 7 | 7 Their | growing | virtues, | 7 but their | crimes con

| fin’d;'71 7 For | bade to , wade thro’ | slaughter | 7 to a |

throne, 71 17 And | shut the gates of | mercy | 7 on man | kind;

7 l 7 The struggling | pangs of conscious | Truth to

| hide 7 7 To | quench the blushes 1 7 of in genuous

shame 71 7 Or | heap the shrine of | Luxury | 7 and | Pride

7 | 7 With | incense 7 | kindled | 7 at the Muse's flame. 7 1 1

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7 Yet | even 7 | these 7 | bones 7 1 7 from | insult |

7 to pro / tect, 7 | Some 7 frail me morial | still e rected nigh, 7 | 7 With / un | couth 7 | rhymes, 7 17 and shapeless

| sculpture | deck's, 7 | 7 Im "plores the passing / tribute | 7 of a sigh. yg

1 Il 7 Their names, 9 17 their / years, 9 | spelt by the

un | letter'd | muse, 7 | 7 The place of fame and | elegy 1 7 sup / ply; 71 17 And | many a holy / text 7 17 a round she

strews 7 | y That | teach the rustie | moralist 7 1 7 to die. 7

1 1 1 7 For / who 7 1 7 to , dumb for I getfulness a , prey,

71 7 This | pleasing | anxious | being | e'er re | sign’d,

71 Left the warm / precincts | 7 of the cheerful |

day, 7 | 1 7 Nor | cast 7 | one q | longing | lingering |

look behind. 7 1 1 1 7 On some 7 | fond 7 | breast 7 1 7 the parting |

soul re lies, 7 | | Some 7 | pious / drops 7 1 7 the closing | eyere

| quires, 71 | Ev’n from the / tomb, 717 the / voice of | Na

ture | cries; 711 Ev'n in our | ashes, ! | live their I wonted | fires. 7 7 For | thee who | mindful | 7 of the un | honor'd |

dead; 7 | Dost in these lines, 7 1 7 their / artless | tale re |

late, 71 7 By chance and lonely / contem plation | led,

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7 To I wander | 7 in the gloomy I walks of lfate,

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Hark! 7| 17 how the sacred | calm 7 | 7 that

breathes a round, 7| Bids 7 | every | fierce tu | multuous / passion | cease;

T| 17 In still 7 | small 7 | accents | whispering | 7

from the ground, 7 | 7 A | grateful | earnest | 7 of el ternal | peace. 7 |

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7 No more with | Nature | 7 and thy self at |

strife, 7 | 7 Give | anxious | cares and endless wishes /

room, 7 But thro' the cool 717 se quester'd | vale of

life, 7 | 7 Pur / sue the noiseless | tenor | 7 of thy | doom.

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7 It is | now, 7 | sixteen or | seventeen years 7 | 7 since I saw the Queen of France, 7 | then the l

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Dauphiness, | 7 at Ver | sailles, 7| 17 and I surely

never / lighted on this . orb, 7 | 7 which she | hardly I seemed to | touch, 71 17 a more de | lightful | vision. I 171 | saw her | just above the ho | rizon, | decorating and cheering | 7 the elevated / sphere 7 1 7 she I just be | gan to move in: 1

glittering, I 7 like the morning | star; | | full of | life, 7 1 7 and I splendour, 1 7 and 1 joy. 71 1 1

Oh! 7 | what a | revo | lution! | 1 7 and what a | heart 7 | must I have, 717 to | contemplate [ 7 without e / motion, I that 7 | 7 ele | vation | 7 and | that 7 | fall! 9 | | |

Little did I | dream 7 1 7 that when she added | titles of , vene | ration | 7 to those of enthusi | astic, | distant, | 7 re | spectful | love, 7 | | that she should I ever be obliged 7 | 7 to carry the sharp 7 | antidote | 7 a gainst dis / grace 7 | 7 con | cealed in that 7 | bosom; | 1 | little did I | dream that I should have lived to see 7 | such dis | asters

| fallen up / on her | 7 in a | nation of | gallant men; 7| 17 in a nation of men of honor | 7 and of chevaliers. 1 I 171 | thought 7 | ten 7 | thousand | swords 7 1 7 must have | leaped from their

scabbards, l 17 to a | venge 7 | even a | look 7 | 17 that threatened | her with | insult.

| 7 But the | age of | chivalry | 7 is gone: 71 | That of sophisters, 1 7 economists and calculators, | 7 has suc | ceeded; 1 1 7 and the glory of Europe | 7 is ex | tinguished | 7 for ever. I 1 | Never, I never

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