' What flatt'ring scenes our wand'ring fancy wrought,
Rome's pompous glories rising to our thought!
Together o'er the Alps methinks we fly,
Fir'd with Ideas of fair Italy.
With thee on Raphael's Monument I mourn,
Or wait inspiring dreams at Maro's Urn.
With thee repose, where Tully once was laid,
Or seek some ruin's formidable shade:
While Fancy brings the vanished piles to view,
And builds imaginary Rome anew.'—Epistle to Jervas, 23.
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