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Is cast, abandon'd, on the world's wide ftage,

And doom'd in scanty poverty to roam :

X.

My tender wife, sweet foother of my care !

Struck with fad anguish at the stern decree,

Fell, ling’ring, fell a victim to despair,

And left the world to wretchedness and me.

XI.

Pity the forrows of a poor old man,

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Whose trembling limbs have borne him to your door,

Whose days are dwindled to the shortest span,

Oh! give relief, and heav'n will bless

your

store,

Written

Perfidus atque illam triviis projecit egentem,

Ut vitæ reliquum, publica præda, trahat.

X.

Non tulit hoc, onerum confors, fidifsima conjux,

Non tulit hoc conjux tot peritura malis ;

Languescens tandem superis discessit ab oris,

Liquit, et oh! liquit tædia longa mihi.

XI.

Pauperis annofi longos miserere dolores,

Vix hæc, qui vix ad limina membra traho,

Cui lux vitalis properat demergier umbris ;

Sic Dî persolvant præmia, fer, fer opein.

DE Written in a COTTAGE GARDEN, at a village in

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Full sorely may'st thou rue the strife Of weary passions ill repaid,

DE RORE

M A RIN O.

ARBUSTUM LOQUITUR.

1.

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U, quem suasit amor, quem læti gaudia ruris,

Hæc nemorosa vagum per juga ferre pedem, Si modò dulcisonos poteris componere versus,

Vel tua protulerit fistula triste melos,

Huc ades; hîc humilique meâ requiesce sub umbrâ,

Si mentem tangat Simplicitatis amor.

II.

Advena, permultos forsan fortite labores !

Ah! quoties vitam cura, timorque premunt! Dumque animum femper diversâ lite fatigas,

Tu bellum, quod nil proficit, usque geris.

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