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To Mr. Yalden, on his Temple of Fame, Extempore.

1 Had Glo'ester liv'd, and made his Actions shine,
2 With the united Glories of his Line,
3 He'd less Immortal been than in these lays of thine.
4 Not only Royal Tears adorn his Urn,
5 But you have taught the Subjects all to mourn:
6 Your melting Lines, make conscious Passion vent
7 More solemn Griefs, than common Nature meant.
8 Soft are thy strains as his once moving Tongue,
9 Fond Venus lose was less divinely Sung;
10 Amintor, Colin, young Alexis too,
11 Justly resign the Prize, to mightier you.
12 The weeping Nymphs, all throw their Cypress down,
13 With eager Hands wreath your victorious Crown;
14 You from whom Kings such Glories do receive,
15 Yet to your self superior Honours give,
16 Since they but lye, where you'll for ever live.


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Title (in Source Edition): To Mr. Yalden, on his Temple of Fame, Extempore.
Themes: poetry; literature; writing
Genres: heroic couplet

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Egerton, Sarah Fyge, 1668-1723. Poems on Several Occasions, Together with a Pastoral. By Mrs. S. F. [poems only] London: printed, and are to be sold by J. Nutt, near Stationers-Hall, 1703, p. 110. [20],117,[3],15,[1]p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T125148)

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