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CONCLUSION

TO ------

          IF these brief Records, by the Muses' art
          Produced as lonely Nature or the strife
          That animates the scenes of public life
          Inspired, may in thy leisure claim a part;
          And if these Transcripts of the private heart
          Have gained a sanction from thy falling tears;
          Then I repent not. But my soul hath fears
          Breathed from eternity; for, as a dart
          Cleaves the blank air, Life flies: now every day
          Is but a glimmering spoke in the swift wheel                10
          Of the revolving week. Away, away,
          All fitful cares, all transitory zeal!
          So timely Grace the immortal wing may heal,
          And honour rest upon the senseless clay.
                                                              1827.


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