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worthy of permanently occupying a place among the productions of the Poet. The Translations are omitted for a different reason; as belonging, together with the Homer, to a distinct portion of Cowper's Works. An exception has, however, been made in favour of the elegant Versions of VINCENT BOURNE's Poems, of which the entire collection will be found in the present volume.
SURVIVOR sole, and hardly such, of all
It seems idolatry with some excuse,
Thou wast a bauble once; a cup and ball,
So Fancy dreams. Disprove it, if ye can,
Thou fell’st mature; and in the loamy clod
Who liv'd, when thou wast such? Oh, couldst thou As in Dodona once thy kindred trees [speak, Oracular, I would not curious ask The future, best unknown, but at thy mouth Inquisitive, the less ambiguous past.
By thee I might correct, erroneous oft, The clock of history, facts and events