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The threats of pain and ruin to despise ; To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land , And
read their history in a nation's eyes , . : XVII . Their growing virtues , but their. Th '
applause of listening senates to command ; Their lot forbad : nor circumscrib'd ...
XVII . Their growing virtues , but their crimes confin'd ; Forbad to wade through
slaughter to a throne , And shut the gates of mercy on mankind . 9 XVIII , To
quench the blushes of ingenuous shame. Their lot forbad : nor circumscrib'd
alone The ...
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review