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IN TWO VOLUMES.

TAC TIBI ME, QUAM CUPIS ZSSR, BREVEM.

WART.

VOLUME THE SECOND.

London:

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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 sagely made reply:
Not to be born, was the most bleft;

The next was, soon as born to die.

* Thomas Pearson 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 wise,

Who yet to live has not begun, Though, since his birth, across the skies,

The sun has fixty circuits run.

And on this point we may rely,

He holds so steadily his plan, If he must 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,

Whose music is the best
The Bard's, who, striking vocal strings,

Made beasts attend his lay,
Or her's, which, when the plays and fings,

Would fright e'en beasts away?

EPIGRAM.

BY THE REY. THOMAS COLE*.

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There were two Brothers, John and William Reynolds;

one a rigid Papist, the other as tenacious a Protestant: Both were inspired with an equal zeal of onverting each other. With that view, they had frequent elaborate and learned Disputes : At las, their Controversies had this Effect -The Papift became a Protestant, and the Protestant a Papift; which gave occasion to a beautiful Epigram by Dr. Alabaster, here translated.

WAR, more inflam'd than civil discord's rage,
Religious war two zealous brothers wage.
This for the faith of Protestants contends;
A Papist THAT the Church of Rome defends.
Each rais'd his force, each match'd his foe so well,
Alike both champions fought, alike they fell.
What both desir'd, his brother each subdues;
What fate decreed, their faith both brothers lote.
No cause of triumph either side could boast,
Each vietor yields, and takes his captive's post.

* Late Vicar of Dulverton, in the County of Somerset. The fecond and third Books of Mr. Cole's " Life of Hubert” are soon to be sent to the Press. The Lovers of Poetry will be sorry to hear that the second and third Books only are completed.

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