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Alexander Pope (Александр Поуп)


On Mr. Gay


Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit, a Man; Simplicity, a Child:
With native Humour temp'ring virtuous Rage,
Form'd to delight at once and lash the age:
Above Temptation, in a low Estate, 5
And uncorrupted, ev'n among the Great:
A safe Companion, and an easy Friend,
Unblam'd thro' Life, lamented in thy End.
These are Thy Honours! not that here thy Bust
Is mix'd with Heroes, or with Kings thy dust; 10
But that the Worthy and the Good shall say,
Striking their pensive bosoms-
Here
lies GAY. 



Alexander Pope's other poems:
  1. Epistle to Miss Blount, On Her Leaving the Town, After the Coronation
  2. On a Fan of the Author's Design
  3. Prayer of St. Francis Xavier
  4. On His Grotto at Twickenham
  5. On Seeing the Ladies Crux-Easton Walk in the Woods by the Grotto


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