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1 ASK not, who ended here his Span?
2 His Name, Reproach and Praise, was Man.
3 Did no great Deeds adorn his Course?
4 No Deed of His, but shew'd him worse:
5 One Thing was great, which GOD supply'd,
6 He suffer'd Human Life and Dy'd.
7 What Points of Knowledge did he gain?
8 That Life was sacred all and Vain:
9 Sacred how high, and vain how low?
10 He knew not here, but dy'd to know.


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Wesley, John, 1703-1791. Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788. Hymns and sacred poems: Published by John Wesley, ... and Charles Wesley, ... London: printed by William Strahan; and sold by James Hutton; and at Mr. Bray's, 1739, p. 9. x,[6],223,[1]p.; 12⁰. (ESTC T31323; OTA K034809.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian Library [Vet. A4 f. 254].)

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