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Brutes never meet in bloody fray,
AMIDST the clamour of exulting joys,
Which triumph forces from the patriot heart; Grief dares to mingle her soul-piercing voice,
And quells the raptures which from pleasures ftart.
0, Wolfe, to thee a streaming flood of woe,
Sighing we pay, and think e'en conquest dear; Quebec in vain shall teach our breast to glow,
Whilft thy fad fate extorts the heart-wrung tear.
Alive the foe thy dreadful vigour fled,
And saw thee fall with joy-pronouncing eyes : Yet they shall know thou conquerest, though dead!
Since from thy tomb a thousand heroes rise.
ON A BEAUTIFUL YOUTH STRUCK BLIND
IMITATED FROM THE SPANISH.
Sure 'twas by Providence defign'd,
Rather in pity, than in hate,
To save him from Narcissus' fate.
WEEPING, murmuring, complaining,
Loft to every gay delight; Myra, too fincere for feigning,
Fears th' approaching bridal night.
Yet why impair thy bright perfection ?
Or dim thy beauty with a tear? Had Myra follow'd my direction,
She long had wanted cause of fear.
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