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Here rests His head upon the lap of Earth A youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown; Fair Science frown'd not on his humble birth, And Melancholy“marck'd him for her own.
Large was biş bounty, and his soul sincere; Heav'n did a recompence as largely send; He gave to Mis’ry all he had, a tear, He gain'd from Heav'n ('t was all he wish'd) a friend.
No farther seek his merits to disclose,
Aqui jaz descançado no regaço
De alma sincera, e de bondade extensa, Deo á Miseria quanto tinha -- pranto: Merecia do Ceo tal recompensa, Teve um amigo, e só desejou tanto.
Nem mais virtudes nem fraquezas queiras Arrancar deste sitio tenebroso; . Umas e outras foram passageiras, E cahiram nas mãos de um Deos piedoso.
URN, gentle hermit of the dale,
And guide my lonely way,
With hospitable ray.
& For here forlorn and lost I tread,
With fainting steps, and slow, Where wilds immeasurably spread
Seem lengthening as I go.
« Forbear, my son, » the hermit cries,
« To tempt the dangerous gloom; For yonder faithless phantom flies
To lure thee to thy doom.
« Here to the houseless child of want
My door is open still; And though my portion is but scant,
I give it with good will.