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But if fimplicity, with force and fire,
Unlabour'd thoughts and artless words inspire;
If, like the action which these scenes relatey
The whole appear irregularly great;.
If master-strokes the nobler passions inove :
Then, like the king, acquit us, and approve.

INSCRIPTIONS AT HAGLEY,

I. On a View from an ALCOVE,

VIRIDANTIA TEMPE! TEMPE, QVAE SYLVAE CINGUNT SVPERIMPEN.

DENTES.

II. On a Rocky FANCY SEAT,

EGO LAVDO RVRIS AMOENI, RIVOS, ET MVSCO CIRVMLITA SAXA NEMVSQVE.

III.

TO THE MEMORY OF
WILLIAM SHENSTONE, ESQUIRE ;

IN WHOSE VERSES
WERE ALL THE NATURAL GRACES,

AND IN WHOSE MANNERS

WAS ALL THE AMIABLE SIMPLICITY,

OF PASTORAL POETRY,
WITH THE SWEET TENDERNESS

OF THE ELEGIAC.

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IV. On IV. On the Pedestal of an URN*,

ALEXANDRO POPE ;

POETARVM ANGLICANORVM

ELEGANTISSIMO DVLCISSIMOQVE;
VIRORVM CASTIGATORI ACERRIMO,
SAPIENTIAE DOCTORI SVAVISSIMO,

SACRA ESTO.

ANN. DOM. MDCCXLIV.

V. On a BENCH.
LIBET IACERE MODO SVB ANTIQVA ILICE,

MODO IN TENACE GRAMINE;
LABVNTVR ALTIS INTERIM RIVIS AQVAE;

QVAERVNTVR IN SYLVIS AVES :
FONTESQVE LYMPHIS OBSTREPVNT MANANTIBVS
SOMNOS QUOD INVITET LEVES.

VI, On THOMSON'S SEAT t.

INGENIO IMMORTALI

IACOBI THOMSON,
POETAÉ SVBLIMIS,

VIRI BONI;
AEDICVLAM HANC, QUEM VIVVS DILEXIT,
POST MORTEM EIVS CONSTRUCTAM,

DICAT DEDICATQVE
GEORGIVS LYTTELTON.

* A Doric portico in another part of the park is ho-
noured with the name of “ Pope's Building,” and
inscribed, QVIETI ET MVSIS.

+ A very handsome and well-finished building, in
an octagonal line.

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