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DEATH OF HOEL.
From the Welch®.
AD I but the torrent's might,
Too, too secure in youthful pride
* Of Aneurim, styled the Monarch of the Bards. He flourished about the time of Taliessin, A. D. 570. This Ode is extracted from the Gododin, (See Mr. Evans's Specimens, p. 71 and 73) and now first published
Alone in Nature's wealth array'd,
To Cattraeth’s vale in glitt'ring row
DEATH OF MR. RICHARD WEST,
IN vain to me the smiling Mornings shine,
And redd’ning Phæbus lifts his golden fire:
The birds in vain their amorous descant join; Or chearful fields resume their green attire: These ears, alas! for other notes repine,
A different object do these eyes require:
My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine; And in my breast the imperfect joys expire. Yet Morning smiles the busy race to chear,
And new-born pleasure brings to happier men: The fields to all their wonted tribute bear:
To warm their little loves the birds complain: I fruitless mourn to him, that cannot hear,
And weep the more, because I weep in vain.
* Now first published. See Memoirs, Sect. 8.
* MRS. CLARKE.
Lo! where this silent Marble weeps,
in death resign’d,
* This Lady, the Wife of Dr. Clarke, Physician at Epsom, died April 27, 1757; and is buried in the Church of Beckenham, Kent.