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IN THE BLANK LEAF OF LORD LYTTELTON'S WORKS.

1 'Tis thine, great Lyttelton, to raise the soul,
2 And every low idea to controul;
3 To form the manners, to enrich the mind,
4 To guide each passion, and to read mankind:
5 The rude, the unreform'd by thee are taught
6 To dress expression, and refine the thought;
7 To act with dignity, converse with ease,
8 And teach that happy art the way to please:
9 To human kind thy genius sure was given,
10 A bounteous blessing from indulgent Heaven:
11 Tho' now in darkness death thine eye hath clos'd,
12 Thy sacred relics in yon tomb repos'd,
13 Enlightened ignorance shall bless thy name,
14 The yet unborn immortalize thy fame.

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    Title (in Source Edition): IN THE BLANK LEAF OF LORD LYTTELTON'S WORKS.
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    Kelly, Isabella, 1759-1857. Collection of Poems and Fables on Several Occasions. London: W. Richardson, 1794, p. 34. 72p. (ESTC T122123) (Page images digitized from a copy at the British Library.)

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