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THE REV. MR. NEWTON,
AN INVITATION INTO THE COUNTRY.
THE swallows in their torpid state
The keenest frost that binds the stream,
But man, all feeling and awake,
The gloomy scene surveys;
With present ills his heart must ache,
Old Winter, halting o'er the mead,
Then April, with her sister May,
And if a tear, that speaks regret
A glimpse of joy, that we have met,
REV. MR. NEWTON,
ON HIS RETURN FROM RAMSGATE.-OCTOBER, 1780.
You from the flood-controling steep,
To me, the waves that ceaseless broke
Of all my treasure lost.
Your sea of troubles you
And found the peaceful shore;
I, tempest-toss'd, and wreck'd at last,
REV. W. CAWTHORNE UNWIN.
UNWIN, I should but ill
The kindness of a friend,
Whose worth deserves as warm a lay
As ever Friendship penn'd,
Thy name omitted in a page,
That would reclaim a vicious age.
A union form'd as mine with thee,
Not rashly nor in sport,
May be as fervent in degree,
And may as rich in comfort prove,
The bud inserted in the rind,
Not rich, I render what I may,
Lest this should prove the last.
The poet's lyre, to fix his fame,
TO A YOUNG FRIEND,
ON HIS ARRIVING AT CAMBRIDGE WET, WHEN NO RAIN HAD FALLEN THERE.-1793.
IF Gideon's fleece, which drench'd with dew he found,
While moisture none refresh'd the herbs around, Might fitly represent the Church, endow'd
With heavenly gifts, to Heathens not allow'd;
260 ON LORD MANSFIELD'S LIBRARY.
OF LORD MANSFIELD'S LIBRARY, TOGETHER WITH HIS MSS.
By the Mob, in the Month of June, 1780.
So then the Vandals of our isle,
And Murray sighs o'er Pope and Swift,
Their pages mangled, burn'd, and torn,
ON THE SAME.
WHEN Wit and Genius meet their doom
They tell us of the fate of Rome,
And bid us fear the same.
O'er Murray's loss the Muses wept,
Yet bless'd the guardian care that kept
There Memory, like the bee that's fed
The lawless herd, with fury blind,
ON THE PROMOTION OF
EDWARD THURLOW, ESQ.
TO THE LORD HIGH CHANCELLORSHIP OF ENGLAND.
ROUND Thurlow's head in early youth,
Fair Science pour'd the light of truth,
See! with united wonder cried
With all the skill of age!
Discernment, eloquence, and grace