To William Roscoe, Esq.

Oh , worthy of the Muse-enlighten'd age,
That lives in thee, when Sovereign Power embrac'd
Enchanting Realms of Genius and of Taste; —
I hail thee as their Champion; — for thy page
Their spirit, view'd, as on a living stage
Has with a new creation touch'd, and grac'd
With eloquent simplicity, of chaste
And classic birth! — Yet other claims engage
The debts of Man to thee; — Philanthropist, —
And Virtue's friend — in social worth endear'd, —
In probity, the Bank , — at home belov'd:
Thee in the ranks of Themis I enlist,
And proudly too; — as if thy fame had rear'd
The Patriot and the Judge that Camden prov'd.
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