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YE weeping Muses, Graces, Virtues, tell,
If, since your all-accomplisht SYDNEY fell
You, or afflicted BRITAIN, e'er deplor'd
A loss like that these plaintive lays record !

Such spotless Honour ; such ingenuous Truth ;
Such ripen'd Wisdom in the bloom of Youth;
So mild, so gentle, so compos'd a Mind
To such heroic Warmth and Courage join'd.

He too, like SYDNEY, nurs'd in Learning's Arms,
For nobler WAR forsook her softer Charms:
Like him, possesst of every pleasing Art
The secret Wish of every female Heart :
Like him cut off in youthful Glory's pride
He, unrepining, for HIS Country died.