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Is there on Earth one care, one wish beside ?
Yes-Safe My Country, Heav'n,

He said, and dy'd.

Save my Country, Heav'n] Alluding to the Bishop's frequent use and application of the expiring words of the famous Father Paul, in his prayer for the state, ESTO PERPETUA. With how good a grace the Bishop applied it at his “trial, and is here made to refer to it in his last moments, they will understand who know what conformity there was in the lives of the Prelate and the Monk. The character of our countryman is well known. And that of the Father may be told in very few words. He was profoundly skilled in all divine and human learning : He employed his whole life in the service of the State, against the unjust incroachments of the Church. He was modeft, humble, and for giving, candid, patient, and just; free from all prejudices of party, and all the projects of ambition; in a word, the happieft compound of Science, Wisdom, and Virtue.

XIV.

On EDMUND D. of BUCKINGHAM,

Who died in the Nineteenth Year of

his Age, 1735.

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And ev'ry op'ning Virtue blooming round,
Could fave a Parent's justeft Pride from fate,
Or add one Patriot to a finking state:
This weeping marble had not ask'd thy Tear,
Or sadly told, how many Hopes lie here !
The living Virtue now had shone approv'd,
The Senate heard him, and his Country lov'd.
Yet softer Honours, and less noisy Fame
Attend the shade of gentle BUCKINGHAM :
In whom a Race, for Courage fam'd and Art,
Ends in the milder Merit of the Heart;
And Chiefs or Sages long to Britain giv'n,
Pays the laft Tribute of a Saint to Heav'n,

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XV.

For One who would not be buried in

Westminster-Abbey.

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EROES, and Kings! your distance keep,
In
peace

let onę poor Poet sleep, Who never flatter'd Folks like you : Let Horace blush, and Virgil too.

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NDER this Marble, or under this Sill,

Or under this Turf, or e'en what they will ; Whatever an Heir, or a Friend in his ftead, Or any good creature shall lay o'er my head, Lies one who ne'er car'd, and still cares not a pin What they said, or may say of the mortal within: But, who living and dying, ferene ftill and free, Trusts in God, that as well as he was, he shall be.

F I N I S.

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