Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown. Fair Science frowned not on his humble birth. And Melancholy marked him for her own.
The verse adorn again Fierce War, and faithful Love, And Truth severe, by fairy Fiction drest.
When love could teach a monarch to be wise, And gospel-light first dawn'd from Bullen's eyes.
While bright-eyed Science watches round.
Behind the steps that Misery treads Approaching Comfort view: The hues of bliss more brightly glow Chastised by sabler tints of woe, And blended form, with artful strife, The strength and harmony of life.
Alas, regardless of their doom,the little victims play!No sense have they of ills to come,Nor care beyond to-day.
Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.
A favorite has no friend!
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
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