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THE IMMORTALITY OF VIRTUE.

TO MRS. FRINSHAM
* A lady for whom Mr. B. had the very highest respect; as have all who have the happiness of being intimately acquainted with her.
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1 FROM these numbers as they flow,
2 Shepherd-maids this moral know;
3 Soon shall Beauty's brightest bloom
4 Moulder in the cheerless tomb;
5 Charms that light the blaze of love,
6 Soon the force of time shall prove;
7 Vainly beams the glist'ning eye,
8 Quench'd in dust each star shall lie;
9 Yet when Death's destructive dart
10 Chills to rest the beating heart,
11 Virtue's flame unquench'd shall burn,
12 Cheer the grave, and gild the urn.

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Title (in Source Edition): THE IMMORTALITY OF VIRTUE. TO MRS. FRINSHAM.
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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, p. 68. viii,DCXXXII,212p.,plate: port.; 4⁰. (ESTC T142950; OTA K111746.000)

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