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Democritus and Heraclitus.

1 Democritus, dear Droll, revisit Earth,
2 And with our Follies glut Thy heighten'd Mirth:
3 Sad Heraclitus, serious Wretch, return,
4 In louder Grief our greater Crimes to mourn.
5 Between You both I unconcern'd stand by:
6 Hurt, can I laugh? and Honest, need I cry?

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Title (in Source Edition): Democritus and Heraclitus.
Author: Matthew Prior
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Genres: allegory

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Prior, Matthew, 1664-1721. Poems on Several Occasions [English poems only]. London: Printed for JACOB TONSON at Shakespear's-Head over against Katharine-Street in the Strand, and JOHN BARBER upon Lambeth-Hill. MDCCXVIII., 1718, p. 295. [42],506,[6]p.: ill.; 2°. (ESTC T075639)

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