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VITAL fpark of heav'nly flame
Quit, oh quit this mortal frame:
Hark! they whifper; Angels fay,
* This ode was written in imitation of the famous fonnet of Hadrian to his departing foul; but as much fuperior in fenfe and fublimity to his original, as the Chriftian Religion is to the Pagan.
The world recedes; it disappears!
With founds feraphic ring:
Lend, lend your wings! I mount! I fly!