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ON EDMUND DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM,
WHO DIED IN THE NINETEENTH YEAR OF HIS AGE, 1735.
And ev'ry op'ning Virtue blooming round,
"THIS epitaph," fays Johnson, " is preferred by Dr. Warburton to the reft; but I know not for what reafon. To crown with reflection, is furely a mode of speech approaching to nonfenfe. Opening virtues, blooming round, is fomething like tautology; the fix following lines are poor and profaic."
FOR ONE WHO WOULD NOT BE BURIED IN WESTMINSTER-ABBEY.
EROES and KINGS! your distance keep:
VER. 4. Let Horace]
ANOTHER, ON THE SAME.
NDER this Marble, or under this Sill, Or under this Turf, or e'en what they will; Whatever an Heir, or a Friend in his stead, Or any good creature fhall lay o'er my head, Lies one who ne'er car'd, and ftill cares not a pin What they faid, or may fay, of the mortal within : But, who living and dying, ferene ftill and free, Trufts in GoD, that as well as he was, he fhall be.
"Whose verse adorn'd a tyrant's crimes;
AKENSIDE'S Odes, p. 280. 4to,
END OF THE SECOND VOLUME.