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Lagers, Samuel

THE

PLEASURE S

O F

MEMORY.

THE FIFTH EDITION.

WITH SOME OTHER

POEMS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND; AND

C. DILLY, IN THE POULTRY,

MDCCXCIII.

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OH could my Mind, unfolded in my page,

Enlighten climes and mould a future age! There as it glow'd, with nobleft frenzy fraught, Dispense the treasures of exalted thought; To Virtue wake the pulfes of the heart, And bid the tear of Emulation ftart! Oh could it ftill, thro' each fucceeding year, My life, my manners, and my name endear; And, when the poet sleeps in filent duft, ́ Still hold communion with the wife and juft!Yet should this Verfe, my leifure's beft refource, When thro' the world it steals its fecret course,

Revive but once a generous with fuppreft,
Chafe but a figh, or charm a care to reft;

one good deed a fleeting hour employ,
Or flush one faded cheek with honeft joy;
Bleft were my lines, tho' limited their sphere,

Tho' fhort their date, as his who trac'd them here.

S. R.

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