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Poem by John Dryden

Upon Young Mr. Rogers, of Gloucestershire

OF gentle Blood, his Parents only Treasure,
Their lasting Sorrow and their vanishd Pleasure.
Adornd with Features, Virtues, Wit, and Grace,
A large Provision for so short a Race:
More modrate Gifts might have prolongd his Date,
Too early fitted for a better State:
But, knowing Heavn his Home, to shun Delay
He leapd oer Age, and took the shortest Way.

John Dryden

John Dryden's other poems:
  1. Epitaph on a Nephew in Catworth Church, Huntingdonshire
  2. Epilogue to Henry II
  3. On Mrs. Margaret Paston, of Barningham, in Norfolk
  4. Te Deum
  5. Suum Cuique

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