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Printed for John Bell near Exeter Exchange Strand London 1779

V

POETICAL WORKS

OF

JOHN POMFRET.

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

If Heav'n the grateful liberty would give,
That I might chuse iny method how to live-----
Near some fair town I'd have a private seat,
Built uniform; not little, nor too great----
I'd have a clear and competent estate,
That I might live genteelly, but not great----
I'd have a little vault, but always stor'd
With the best wines each vintage could afford---..
I'd chuse two friends, whose company would be
A great advance to my felicity-....
Would bounteous Heav'n once more indulge, I'd chuse
(For who would so much satisfaction lose
As witty nymphs in conversation give?)
Near some obliging modest fair to live.----

THE CHOICE.

LONDON:
PRINTED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF J. BELL,

BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND,
BOOKSELLER TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE OF WALIS.

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I'd be concern'd in no litigious jar;
Belov'd by all, not vainly popular.
Whate'er assistance I had pow'r to bring,
Toblige my country, or to serve my king,
Whene'er they call'd, I'd readily afford
My tongue, my pen, my counsel, or my sword---
If Hear'a a date of many years would give,
Thus I'd in pleasure, ease, and plenty, live-
And, when committed to the dust, I'd have
Yew tears, but friendly, dropp'd into my grave:
Then would my exit so propitious be,
Al men would wish to live and die like me.

THE CHOICE

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LONDON:
PRINTED TOR J. BELL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS

ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE PRINCE OF WALES.

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