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TO David Polhill Esq

An Epistle.

1 LET useless Souls to Woods retreat,
2 POLHILL should leave a Country Seat
3 When Vertue bids him dare be Great.
4 Nor Kent, nor Sussex should have Charms
5 While Liberty with Loud Alarms
6 Calls you to Counsels and to Arms.
7 Lewis by his own Slaves Ador'd
8 Bids you receive a Base-born Lord:
9 Awake your Cares! Awake your Sword!
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10 Young Tory Votes to Rule the People
11 By High-Church; Can you Swear and Tipple,
12 And fetch Commissions from the Steeple?
13 Thy Grandsire-shades with Jealous Eye
14 Frown down to see their Offspring lie
15 Careless, and let their Country die.
16 If Trevia fear to let you stand
17 Against the Gaul with Spear in Hand,
18 At least Petition for the Land.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO David Polhill Esq
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: epistle

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Watts, Isaac, 1674-1748. Horæ lyricæ: Poems, chiefly of the lyric kind. In two books. ... By I. Watts. London: Printed by S. and D. Bridge, for John Lawrence at the Sign of the Angel in the Poultrey. MDCCVI., 1706, pp. 180-181. [20],267,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T82397; OTA K067329.000) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.)

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