Mark Akenside

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Sketch of Mark Akenside

Mark Akenside (November 9, 1721June 23, 1770), was an English poet and physician.

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  • Seeks painted trifles and fantastic toys,
    And eagerly pursues imaginary joys.
    • The Virtuoso (1737), Stanza x.
  • The man forget not, though in rags he lies,
    And know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
    • Epistle to Curio (1744).
  • Than Timoleon's arms require,
    And Tully’s curule chair, and Milton's golden lyre.
    • "On a Sermon against Glory", Odes on Several Subjects (1745), Stanza ii.

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