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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. On Mrs. Margaret Paston, of Barningham, in Norfolk
  2. Epilogue to Henry II
  3. Epitaph on a Nephew in Catworth Church, Huntingdonshire
  4. On the Monument of the Marquis of Winchester
  5. The Beautiful Lady of the May


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