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patronage of the present: which however he anticipates with a considerable degree of confidence, founded on the reputation of the Author; and the many signal occasions on which his compositions have received the stamp of general approbation and applause.

THE EDITOR.

ON

DEATH,

RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD,

A FUTURE JUDGMENT,

AND AN ETERNAL WORLD TO COME.

THE following verses, having been originally printed with the first of the

following Sermons, ought not now to be separated from it. When the good. natured reader is acquainted that they are a collection of the tears of a few young gentlemen, who were fellow students of the deceased, the author knows that he may depend on that candour in favour of them, which he

can only hope for, in favour of himself. The truly promising youth, who is the subject of them, died at Philadel. phia, August 28th, 1754, being a student in the senior Philosophy Class of the College there. He was the second son of the Hon. Josiah MARTIN, Esq. of Antigua, and cousin to Samuel Martin, Esq. member of Parliament for Camelford, Treasurer to the Princess Dowager of Wales, and Secretary of the Treasury, to whom the Sermon was most respecte fully and gracefully inscribed.

TO THE AUTHOR,

ON HEARING HIS SERMON, UPON THE DEATH OF HIS HOPE

FUL PUPIL, OUR DEAR FELLOW STUDENT, MR. WILLIAM THOMAS MARTIN.

I CALL no aid, no muses to inspire,
Or teach my breast to feel a poet's fire;
Your soft expression of a grief sincere,
Brings from my soul a sympathetic tear.
Taught by your voice, my artless sorrows flow;
I sigh in verse, am eloquent in woe,
And loftier thoughts within my bosom glow.
VOL I.

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