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ODE,

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.
    Themes: death; nature
    Genres: ode
    References: DMI 22853

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    A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. I. London: printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley, 1763 [1st ed. 1758], p. 324. 6v.: music; 8⁰. (ESTC T131163; OTA K104099.001)

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