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John Dryden (Джон Драйден)


Upon Young Mr. Rogers, of Gloucestershire


OF gentle Blood, his Parents only Treasure,
Their lasting Sorrow and their vanish’d Pleasure.
Adorn’d with Features, Virtues, Wit, and Grace,
A large Provision for so short a Race:
More mod’rate Gifts might have prolong’d his Date,
Too early fitted for a better State:
But, knowing Heav’n his Home, to shun Delay
He leap’d o’er Age, and took the shortest Way.



John Dryden's other poems:
  1. Epitaph on a Nephew in Catworth Church, Huntingdonshire
  2. A Song (High State and Honours to others impart)
  3. On Mrs. Margaret Paston, of Barningham, in Norfolk
  4. On the Monument of the Marquis of Winchester
  5. Epitaph On Sir Palmes Fairborne's Tomb In Westminster Abbey


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