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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

ALEXANDER POPE.

WITH HIS LAST

CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS,

AND

IMPROVEMENTS.

FROM THE TEXT OF DR. WARBURTON

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

VOL. I.

Tooke's Edition.

But see, at length, the British Genius smile,
And show'r ber bounties o'er her favour'd isle:
Behold, for POPE she twines the laurel crown,
And centres ev'ry poet's pow'rin one-------
Fach Muse for thee with kind contention strove,
For thee the Graces left th'Idalian grove,
With watchful fondness o'er thy cradle hung,
Attun'd thy voice, and form'd thy infant tongue.

Brown.

EMBELLISHED WITH SUPERB ENGRAVINGS.

London:
Printed for C. COOKE, Paternoster Row,
by R.M'Donald, 13, Green Arbour Court, and
sold by all the Booksellers in the

United Kingdom,

AN

- 7 APR

LIB? ?

THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

ALEXANDER POPE.

VOL. I.

CONTAINING HIS

PASTORALS,

ESSAY ON CRITICISM, MESSIAH,

ESSAY ON MAN, WINDSOR FOREST, MORAL ESSAYS, RAPE OF THE LOCK, TRANSLATIONS,

IMITATIONS, &c. &c.

Come then, my Friend! my Genius! come along;
Oh, master of the poet and the song!
And while the Muse now stoops, or now ascends,
To man's low passions, or their glorious ends,
Teach me, like thee, in various Nature wise,
To fall with dignity, with temper rise.
Oh! while along the stream of time thy name
Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame,
Say, shall iny little bark attendant sail,
Pursue the triumph, and partake the gale?
Shall then this Verse to future age pretend
Thou wert my guide, philosopher, and friend?
That, urg'd by thee, I turn'd the tunc ful art
From sounds to things, from fancy to the heart?
For Wit's false mirror held up Nature's light,
Shew'd erring Pride--whatever is, is right-------
That virtue only makes our bliss below,
And all our knowledge is---ourselves to know?

Essay on Man.

PRINTED AND EMBELLISHED
Uuder the Direction of

C. COOKE.

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