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* THOUGH THOU HADST BLADE A GENERAL SURVEY

OF ALL THE BEST OF MEN'S BEST KNOWLEDGES,
AND KNEW SO MUCH AS EVER LEARNING KNEW;
YET DID IT MAKE THEE TRUST THYSELF THE LESS,
AND LESS PRESUME.--AND YET WHEN BEING MOV'D
IN PRIVATE TALK TO SPEAK; THOU DIDST BEWRAY
HOW FULLY FRAUGHT THOU WERT WITHIN ; AND PROV's
THAT THOU DIDST KNOW WHATEVER WIT COULD SAY,
WHICH SHOW'D THOL HADST NOT BOOKS AS MANY HAVE,
FOR OSTENTATION, BUT FOR USE; AND THAT
1HY BOUNTFOUS MEMORY WAS SUCH AS GAVE
A LARGE REVENUE OF THE GOOD IT GAT.
WITNESS SO MANY VOLUMES, WHERETO THOU
HAST SET THY NOTES UNDER THY LEARNED HAND,
AND MARE’D THEM WITII THAT PRINT, AS WILL SHOW HOW
THE POINT OF THY CONCEIVING THOUGHTS DID STAND;
THAT NONE WOCID TIINK, IF ALL THY LIFE HAD BEEN
TURN'D INTO LEISURE, THOU COULDST HAVE ATTAIN'D
SO MUCH OF TIME, TO HAVE Perus’D AND SEEN
SO MANY VOLUMES THAT SO MUCH CONTAIN'D."

DANIEL. Funeral Poem upon the Death of the late Noble Earl of

Devonshire.--"WVELL-LANGUAGED DANIEL," as BROWNE calls him in his " BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS," was one of Southey'* favourite Poets.

JOHN WOOD WARTER.

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