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WRITTEN ON ANOTHER OPEN TEMPLE UNDER THE WORDS MIHI ET AMICIS.

1 THY friends have access to a nobler part,
2 They claim the open Temple of thy heart,
3 O may no sighs from that calm region borne,
4 Thy shade's soft whispers turn to sounds forlorn,
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5 Far, far be thence each monument of pain,
6 No paintings there of sorrows past remain!
7 To please by Art, by Nature's charms to please,
8 The first great object is a mind at ease.

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    Title (in Source Edition): WRITTEN ON ANOTHER OPEN TEMPLE UNDER THE WORDS “MIHI ET AMICIS.”
    Themes: architecture; buildings
    Genres: inscription
    References: DMI 32666

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    A collection of poems in four volumes. By several hands. Vol. IV. [The second edition]. London: printed for G. Pearch, 1770, pp. 179-180. 4v. ; 8⁰. (ESTC T116245; DMI 1137; OTA K093079.004) (Page images digitized from a copy in the Bodleian [(OC) 280 o.791].)

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