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WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF IN A COPY OF THE AUTHOR'S POEM "THE EXCURSION," UPON HEARING OF THE DEATH OF THE LATE VICAR OF KENDAL.

          TO public notice, with reluctance strong,
          Did I deliver this unfinished Song;
          Yet for one happy issue;--and I look
          With self-congratulation on the Book
          Which pious, learned, MURFITT saw and read;--
          Upon my thoughts his saintly Spirit fed;
          He conned the new-born Lay with grateful heart--
          Foreboding not how soon he must depart;
          Unweeting that to him the joy was given
          Which good men take with them from earth to heaven.         10
                                                              1814.


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