The Poetical Works of the Right Hon. George Granville, Lord Lansdowne

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Printed for John Bell near Exeter Exchange, Strand, London, Jan. 4, 1780.

Printed for John Bell, near Exeter Exchange, Strand, London, Jany. 11th., 1780.

THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF THE RIGHT HON.

GEO. GRANVILLE,

LORD LANSDOWNE.

 

WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.



For impious greatneſs vengeance is in ſtore;
Short is the date of all ill-gotten pow’r—
Fearleſs he ſees, who is with virtue crown’d,
The tempeſt rage, and hears the thunder ſound;
Ever the ſame, let Fortune ſmile or frown,
On the red ſcaffold or the blazing throne;
Serenely as he liv’d reſigns his breath,
Meets Deſtiny half way, nor ſhrinks at death—
An honeſt heart, a conſcience free from blame,
Not of great acts, but good, give me the name—
Place me, ye Pow’rs! in ſome obſcure retreat;
O keep me innocent, make others great!
In quiet ſhades, content with rural ſports,
Give me a life remote from guilty courts,
Where, free from hopes or fears, in humble eaſe,
Unheard of, I may live and die in peace.

IMITAT. SENEC. THYEST.



 

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Preſs, BY THE MARTINS.
Anno 1779.

THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF THE RIGHT HON.

GEORGE GRANVILLE,

LORD LANSDOWNE.

 

CONTAINING HIS

MISCELLANIES, PROLOGUES, EPILOGUES,
EPISTLES, IMITATIONS,
SONGS, DRAMATIC POEMS,

&c. &c. &c.



The virtuous nothing fear but life with ſhame,
And death ’s a pleasant road that leats to fame.
On bones and ſcraps of dogs let me be fed,
My limbs uncover’d, and expos’d my head
To bleakeſt colds, a kennel be my bed:
This, and all other martyrdom, for thee
Seems glorious all, thrice-beauteous Honeſty!
Judge me, ye Pow’rs! let Fortune tempt or frown,
I ſtand prepar’d; my honour is my own—
For me, unpractis’d in the courtiers’ ſchool,
Who loathe a knave, and tremble at a fool—
What can I hope in courts, or how ſucceed?
Tigers and wolves ſhall in the ocean breed,
The whale and dolphin fatten on the mead,
And ev’ry element exchange its kind,
Ere thriving Honeſty in courts we find.

VERSES TO MRS. HIGGONS.



 

EDINBURG:
AT THE Apollo Preſs, BY THE MARTINS.
Anno 1779.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.