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E PILOGUE.
Written by WILLIAM BOLLAND, Esq. :.

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I OU, who fo oft before, affembled here,
In Pity's cause have shed the sacred tear, . ,
With ready hands bestow'd the kind relief,
And shar'd your comforts with the sons of Grief;
You, well I know, your charity to raise, wi..
No beggar's cant require, no courtier's phrase. '
In lib'ral minds unvarnish'd truths prevail,
Beyond fi&titious mis'ry's artful tale: is
Proud of the cal, to my poor skill consign'd,..
To night I plead the cause of injur'd Mind:
Of Mind, whose bright and heav'n aspiring flame
Is doom'd to languish in its earthly frame;
Extinct its blaze, and chill'd its genial glow, .
The sport of Envy, and the prey of Woe!
Hope (wells my bosom:-On each face I read
The claims of starving Genius must succeed.

Long had our INe, for virtuous deeds renown'd,
Awak’d the wonder of the nations round;
Astonish'd travellers admir’d, and prais'd
The sumptuous palaces, by Pity rais'd.
By wounds disabled, in the battle's rage,
Or worn by coil and fast approaching age,
The soldier bids adieu to worldly ftrife,
'Mid Chelsea's groves to pass the eve of life.
When crown'd with glory, BRITAIN's fleets restore
The fons of Valor to their native shore,

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The hardy vetran views with fond delight,
The tow'rs of Greenwich bursting on his fight.
Not such the scholar's fate!-No spacious dome
Supplied the child of Science with a home;
Tho' fraught with genius, twas his hapless lot
To toil for empty praise and be forgot! .
To starve in secret, or be doom'd to dwell
Th’imprifon'd tenant of the gloomy cell ;
Till, press'd by ills, too great for man to bear,
He funk at last the victim of despair !
Ah! there, methinks with these affrighted eyes, i
I see the shade of familh'd Otway rise!
Immortal Otway! darling son of Fame!
At once a nation's glory, and her shame!~
Hark! 'tis the plaintive sound of woe I hear,
The groans of death now vibrate in my ear ;
Thy spirit, Savage, from the dungeon calls,
And screams of sorrow shake the solid walls !
All's hulh'd'tis paft--th' indignant foul is filed: .
The poet's free, he numbers with the dead !- ..
Still, still the fiends their magic fpells renew,
Oh hide the horrid vision from my view !
Misguided youth, the rash design forego!
Swift from thine impious hand the poison throw!
Bear, bear, thy fate, till heav'n demands thy breath,
Drink not !-The phial's drugg'd with double death.
'Tis done !—The searching fires the vitals gain,
And ev'ry finew writhes convuls'd with pain
Life can no more sustain th' unequal fight;
He dies !-Thy glory, Bristol, sets in night!

Blelt be the man, who first, in Learning's aid,
Stretch'd his firm arm to save the fainting maid :
Rais'd her pale form, upheld her drooping head,
Gave, what the world denied, a little bread!
Whose comprehensive mind, with noblest aim,
To make his bounty lasting as his fame,

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First form'd the gen’rous plan, in whose support,
I come this night your charity to court.
Touch'd by that talisman, imperial gold,
The prison gates with eager halte unfold:
Still is the watchful Cerberus of the law,
And learned Mis'ry quits her bed of straw ;.
To light and joy restor'd, the Nymplı pursues
Her fav'rite toil, her wonted talk renews;
Roves thro' the fields of Fancy unconfin'd;
(Freedom alone gives energy to mind;)
Safe from their malice, scorns the frowns of men,
And rescued Genius is herself again.

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