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Deferred Village, bid fair to claim a place among the most finished pieces in the English language.
As different accounts have been given of this ingenious inan, the writer of these anecdotes cannot conclude without declaring, that they are all founded upon fa&ts, and collected by one who lived with hiin upon the most friendly footing for a great number of years, and who never felt
any sorrow more sensibly than that which was. occasioned by his death.
DIEU, sweet bard! to each fine feeling true,
A Roman Knight whom CÆSAR forced upon the Stage.
PRESERVED BY MACROBIU S. *
WHAT! no way left to fhun the inglorious flage,
And save from infamy my finking age.
* This translation was first printed in one of our Author's earliest works, The present fate of learning in Europe, 1200.
No more my titles Thall my children tell,
DED from domeftic ftrife,
Such pleasures unallay'd with care,
had the archer ne'er come down