Written in the same Year.
1 HOW sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
2 By all their country's wishes blest!
3 When Spring with dewy fingers cold,
4 Returns to deck their hallow'd mold,
5 She there shall dress a sweeter sod,
6 Than Fancy's feet have ever trod.
7 By fairy hands their knell is rung,
8 By forms unseen their dirge is sung;
9 There Honour comes, a Pilgrim grey,
10 To bless the turf that wraps their clay,
11 And Freedom shall awhile repair,
12 To dwell a weeping Hermit there!
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Title (in Source Edition): ODE, Written in the same Year.
Author: William Collins
Themes: death; nature
References: DMI 22853
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- ODE TO MERCY. ()
- ODE TO PEACE, ()
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- ORIENTAL ECLOGUES. (); ORIENTAL ECLOGUES. ()
- THE PASSIONS. AN ODE. (); THE PASSIONS, AN ODE FOR MUSIC. ()
- A SONG FROM SHAKESPEAR's CYMBELINE. Sung by GUIDERUS and ARVIRAGUS over FIDELE, supposed to be dead. ()
- WRITTEN ON A PAPER, WHICH CONTAINED A PIECE OF BRIDE CAKE: GIVEN TO THE AUTHOR BY A LADY. ()