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The EQUIPAGE.

Written Originally in FRENCH by L'Abbé Reigner.

1 SInce the Road of Life's so ill;
2 I, to pass it, use this Skill,
3 My frail Carriage driving home
4 To its latest Stage, the Tomb.
5 Justice first, in Harness strong,
6 Marches stedfastly along:
7 Charity, to smooth the Pace,
8 Fills the next adjoining Trace:
9 Independance leads the Way,
10 Whom no heavy Curb do's sway;
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11 Truth an equal Part sustains,
12 All indulg'd the loosen'd Reins:
13 In the Box sits vig'rous Health,
14 Shunning miry Paths of Wealth:
15 Gaiety with easy Smiles,
16 Ev'ry harsher Step beguiles;
17 Whilst of Nature, or of Fate
18 Only This I wou'd intreat:
19 The Equipage might not decay,
20 Till the worn Carriage drops away.

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Title (in Source Edition): The EQUIPAGE. Written Originally in FRENCH by L'Abbé Reigner.
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Miscellany poems, on several occasions: Written by the Right Honble Anne, Countess of Winchilsea. London: printed for J. B. and sold by Benj. Tooke, William Taylor, and James Round, 1713, pp. 125-126. [8],390p. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T94539; Foxon pp. 274-5; OTA K076314.000)

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