Andrea Doria, To

Hero and Citizen of prouder name
Than ever yet the valorous achiev'd;
Or those of brighter eminence receiv'd
That emulated Greek and Roman fame
With Cato's death, or Solon's milder claim
On Time's award, whom Pagan worlds believ'd
(Oh, happy ignorance, and well deceiv'd!)
The living sparks of an aethereal flame!
But what are those illustrious names to thine,
That for the Patriot's blessing left a King
Who lov'd thee, and whose friendship still was dear,
Then wav'd applause, and power's extended wing,
Nor would accept a wreath from public fear!
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