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WRITTEN ON ANOTHER OPEN TEMPLE UNDER THE WORDS MIHI ET AMICIS.

1 THY friends have access to a nobler part,
2 They claim the open Temple of thy heart,
3 O may no sighs from that calm region borne,
4 Thy shade's soft whispers turn to sounds forlorn,
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5 Far, far be thence each monument of pain,
6 No paintings there of sorrows past remain!
7 To please by Art, by Nature's charms to please,
8 The first great object is a mind at ease.

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Title (in Source Edition): WRITTEN ON ANOTHER OPEN TEMPLE UNDER THE WORDS “MIHI ET AMICIS.”
Themes: architecture; buildings
Genres: inscription
References: DMI 32666

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A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, pp. 179-180. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004)

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