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IN TWO VOLUMES.

FAC TIBI ME, QUAM CUPIS ESSE, BREVEM.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

London:

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MART.

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ON AVARO.

BY MAJOR PEARSON*.

HARDLY the gods have dealt with man,

However short the life they gave; For many a woe has mark'd the span, And cold's the comfort of the grave.

When ask'd what lot for man was best,
Silenus fagely made reply:

Not to be born, was the most bleft;
The next was,
foon as born to die.

VOL. II.

Thomas Pearfon was born near Burton, in Westmoreland, about the year 1740, and died in the East Indies, in August, 1782.

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Then, who'll not call Avaro wife,

Who yet to LIVE has not begun, Though, fince his birth, across the skies, The fun has fixty circuits run.

And on this point we may rely,

He holds fo steadily his plan, If he muft LIVE, ere he can die, Avaro's an immortal man.

ON A MUSICAL LADY AT CALCUTTA.

BY THE SAME.

IN Indian realms, ye critics say,
Of tuneful fouls poffeft,

Where empty tigers roam for prey,
Whofe mufic is the best-

The Bard's, who, ftriking vocal strings,
Made beafts attend his lay,

Or her's, which, when the plays and fings,
Would fright e'en beasts away?

EPIGRAM.

BY THE REV. THOMAS COLE*.

There were two Brothers, John and William Reynolds; one a rigid Papift, the other as tenacious a Proteftant: Both were inspired with an equal zeal of converting each other. With that view, they had frequent elaborate and learned Disputes: At last, their Controversies had this Effect-The Papift became a Proteftant, and the Proteftant a Papift; which gave occafion to a beautiful Epigram by Dr. Alabaster, here tranflated.

WAR, more inflam'd than civil difcord's rage,
Religious war two zealous brothers wage.
THIS for the faith of Protestants contends;
A Papift THAT the Church of Rome defends.
Each rais'd his force, each match'd his foe fo well,
Alike both champions fought, alike they fell.
What both defir'd, his brother each fubdues;
What fate decreed, their faith both brothers lofe.
No cause of triumph either fide could boaft,
Each victor yields, and takes his captive's poft.

* Late Vicar of Dulverton, in the County of Somerset. The fecond and third Books of Mr. Cole's "Life of Hubert" are foon to be fent to the Prefs. The Lovers of Poetry will be forry to hear that the fecond and third Books only are completed.

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