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THE

WORKS OF RICHARD CRASHAW.

VOL. I.

ENGLISH POETRY.

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THE

WORKS OF RICHARD CRASHAW.

VOL. I.

ENGLISH POETRY.

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saiil, .In these verses there are beauties which common anthors may justly think not only above their attainment, but above their ambition,'— I close for the present our Memoir :

O, THE DEATH OF MR. CRISHAN.

Port and Saint ! to thee alone are giv'n
The two most sacreil names of Earth and leav'n,
The hardest, ruost union which can be
Next that of godhead with humanity.
Long lil the Muse's banishid slaves abiile',

And built vain pyranids to mortal pride;
Like Moses thon (tho' spells and charms withstand)
Hast brought them nobly home, back to their Iloly Land.

Ah, wretched we', Poets of Earth! but thou
Wert living, the same Poet which thourt now;
Whilst angels sing to thee their ayres divine,
Ind joy in an applause so great as thine,
Emal society with them to holil,
Thon verilist not make new songs, but say the oll;
And they (kind spirits!) shall all rejoice to see,
llow little less than they; exalted inan may be.

Still the old leathen gods in numbers dwell,
The heav'nliest thing on Earth still keeps up Hell:
Nor have we yet qnite purg'il the Christian land;
Still idols here', like calves at Bethel stand.
And tho Pan's death long since all or cles broke',
Tiit still in rhyine the tient Apollo spoke ;
Nay, with the worst of heathen ilotage', we
lain men!) the monster woman dcitie;
Finl stars, and tie our fates there in a face,
An Paradise in them, boy whom we lost it, place.
What diffrent faults corrupt our Musis thus?
Winton as girls, as oli wives, fabulous.

Thy spotless Muse, like Mary, lid contain
The boundless Godhead ; she did well disclain

1 Life of TOULLY. in Livescof the Polis,

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