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Written in the Year MDCC XI.

ADVERTISEMENT. T HE hint of the following piece was taken from

Chaucer's House of Fame. The design is in a manner entirely altered, the defcriptions and most of the particular thoughts my own: yet I could not fuffer it to be printed without this acknowledgment. The reader who would compare this with Chaucer, may begin with his third Book of Fame, there being nothing in the two first books that answers to their title : wherever any hint is taken from him, the passage itself is set down in the marginal notes. P.

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Vol. II. facing p.45.

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Millions of ouppliant Crouds the Shrine attend, And all degrees before the Goddess bend?;-a

The poor, therich, the Valiant, and the dage, And boasting Youth and narrative Old-age:

Temple of Fame.

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Call forth the greens, and wake the rising flow'rs;
When op'ning buds salute the welcome day,
And earth relenting feels the genial ray ;
As balmy sleep had charm's my cares to rest, 5
And love itself was banish'd from my breast,
(What time the morn mysterious visions brings,
While purer Numbers fpread their golden wings)
A train of phantoms in wild order rose,
And join'd, this intellectual scene compose. 10

NOTES. VBR.1. In that soft seafon, etc.] This Poem is introduced in the manner of the Provencial Poets, whose works were for the most part Visions, or pieces of imagination, and constantly descriptive. From thefe, Petrarch and Chaucer frequently borrow the idea of their poems. See the Trions of the former, and the Dream, Flower and the Leaf, etc. of the latter. The Author of this therefore chose the fame fort of Exordium. P:

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