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TO MIRANDA, ON THE DEATH OF HER BROTHER-IN-LAW THE EARL OF L—.

1 WHILST, sacred now to secret woe,
2 Thy frequent tears, Miranda, flow,
3 The pensive Muse resumes the strain,
4 And fondly tries to soothe thy pain.
5 Where'er our wand'ring footsteps stray,
6 If Fate, or Chance, direct the way;
7 If Hope dilate the heart of youth,
8 Or Age pursue the hermit Truth;
9 Each passing hour this moral shews,
10 Who prays for Life, but covets woes;
11 Yet still from Death we froward turn,
12 And, frighted, view the peaceful Urn;
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13 O'er Friendship's grave desponding weep,
14 And mourn for those who only sleep;
15 Whilst, brib'd alone by grief and pain,
16 To this vile spot that Hope we chain;
17 Which Heav'n ordain'd on cherub wing to soar:
18 A pledge of joy when Time shall be no more.

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Title (in Source Edition): TO MIRANDA, ON THE DEATH OF HER BROTHER-IN-LAW THE EARL OF L—.
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Genres: elegy; address; occasional poem

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Poems: by the late George-Monck Berkeley, Esq. ... With a preface by the editor, consisting of some anecdotes of Mr. Monck Berkeley and several of his friends. London: printed by J. Nichols; and sold by Messrs. Leigh and Sotheby; Mr. Edwards; Mr. Cooke, Oxford; Mr. Todd, York; Messrs. Simmons and Co.; Messrs. Flackton, Marrable, and Claris; and Mr. Bristow, Canterbury, 1797, pp. 37-38. viii,DCXXXII,212p.,plate: port.; 4⁰. (ESTC T142950; OTA K111746.000)

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