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TO John Hartopp Esq

THE Disdain of Sensual Joys.

1 HARTOPP, I love the Soul that dares
2 Tread the Temptations of his Years
3 Beneath his Youthful Feet:
4 FLEETWOOD and all thy Heavenly Line
5 Look thro' the Stars, and Smile Divine
6 Upon an Heir so Great.
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7 Young HARTOPP knows this Noble Theme,
8 That the wild Scenes of Busie Life,
9 The Noise, th' Amusements, and the Strife
10 Are but the Visions of the Night,
11 Gay Phantoms of delusive Light,
12 Or a Vexatious Dream.
13 Flesh is the vilest and the least
14 Ingredient of our Frame,
15 We're born to live above the Beast,
16 Or quit the Manly Name:
17 Pleasures of Sence we leave for Boys,
18 Be shining Dust the Miser's Food,
19 Let Fancy feed on Fame and Noise;
20 Souls must pursue Diviner Joys,
21 And seize th' Immortal Good.


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Title (in Source Edition): TO John Hartopp Esq
Author: Isaac Watts
Genres: address; ode

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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. 201-202. [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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