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Her unrelenting train : informers, spies,

Oppos'd ferocious, when they touch themselves. Blood-hounds, that sturdy freedom to the grove This wild delusive cant; the rash cabal Pursue ; projectors of aggrieving schemes

Of hungry courtiers, ravenous for prey ; Commerce to load for unprotected seas *,

The bigot, restless in a double chain To sell the starving many to the few +,

To bind anew the land; the constant need And drain a thousand ways th' exhausted land. Of finding faithless means, of shifting forms, Ev’n from that healing place, whence peace should And flattering senates, to supply his waste; flow,

These tore some moments from the careless prince, And gospel truth, inhuman bigots shed

And in his breast awak'd the kindred plan. Their poison round t; and on the venal bench, By dangerous softness long he min’d his way; Instead of justice, party held the scale,

By subtle arts, dissimulation deep ; And violence the sword. Afflicted years,

By sharing what corruption shower'd, profuse; Too patient, felt at last their vengeance full. By breathing wide the gay licentious plague,

“ Mid the low murmurs of submissive fear And pleasing manners, fitted to deceive. And mingled rage, my Hampden rais'd his voice, “ At last subsided the delirious joy, And to the laws appeal'd; the laws no more On whose high billow, from the saintly reign in judgment sate behoved some other ear.

The nation drove too far. A pension'd king, When instant from the keen resentive North, Against his country brib'd by Gallic gold; By long oppression by religion rous'd,

The port * pernicious sold,

the Scylla since, She guardian army came. Beneath its wing And fell Charybdis of the British seas; Nas called, though meant to furnish hostile aid, Freedom attack'd abroad +, with surer blow The more than Roman senate. There a flame To cut it off at home; the saviour league # Broke out, that clear’d, consum'd, renew'd the Of Europe broke; the progress ev'n advanc'd land.

Of universal sway S, which to reduce n deep emotion hurl'd, nor Greece, nor Rome, Such seas of blood and treasure Britain cost; ndignant bursting from a tyrant's chain,

The millions, by a generous people given, Vhile, full of me, each agitated soul

Or squander'd vile, or to corrupt, disgrace, trung every nerve, and fam'd in every eye, And awe the land with forces not their own || s lad e'er beheld such light and heat combin'd! Employ'd ; the darling church herself betray'd; uch heads and hearts ! such dreadful zeal, led on All these, broad-glaring, op'd the general eye, y calm majestic wisdom, taught its course And wak’d my spirit, the resisting soul. That nuisance to devour; such wisdom fir’d

“ Mild was, at first, and half asham'd, the check Vith unabating zeal, and aim'd sincere

Of senates, shook from the fantastic dream 'o clear the weedy state, restore the laws,

Of absolute submission, tenets vile! (reduc'd nd for the future to secure their sway.

Which slaves would blush to own, and which, “ This then the purpose of my mildest sons. To practice, always honest Nature shock. ut man is blind. A nation once inflam'd

Not ev’n the mask remov'd, and the fierce front Chief, should the breath of factious fury blow, Of tyranny disclos'd ; nor trampled laws; Vith the wild rage of mad enthusiast swell’d) Nor seiz'd each badge of freedom through the ot easy cools again. From breast to breast, 'rom eye to eye, the kindling passions mix For Sidney bleeding for the unpublish'd page; 1 heighten'd blaze; and, ever wise and just, Nor on the bench avow'd corruption plac'd, igh Heaven to gracious ends directs the storm. And murderous rage itself, in Jefferies' form; hus, in one conflagration Britain wrapt,

Nor endless acts of arbitrary power, nd by confusion's lawless sons despoild, (ground, Cruel, and false, could raise the public arm. ing,' lords, and commons, thundering to the Distrustful, scatter'd, of combining chiefs Iccessive, rush'd - Lo! from their ashes rose, Devoid, and dreading blind rapacious war, ay-beaming radiant youth, the phenix-state. S The patient public turns not, till impellid The grievous yoke of vassalage, the yoke To the near verge of ruin. Hence I rous'd f private life, lay by those flames dissolv'd; The bigot king **, and hurried fated on nd, from the wasteful, the luxurious king ||, His measures immature. But chief his zeal, 'as purchas'd that which taught the young to Out-flaming Rome herself, portentous scar'd bend.

The troubled nation : Mary's horrid days ronger restor'd, the commons tax'd the whole, To fancy bleeding rose, and the dire glare nd built on that eternal rock their power. Of Smithfield lighten'd in his eyes anew. be crown, of its hereditary wealth

Yet silence reign'd. Each on another scowl'd espoil”d, on senates more dependent grew, Rueful amazement, pressing down his rage : nd they more frequent, more assur’d. Yet liv’d, As, mustering vengeance, the deep thunder frowns, nd in f'ull vigour spread that bitter root, Awefully still, waiting the high command de passive doctrines, by their patrons first To spring. Straight from his country Europe sav'd, Ship-money:

* Dunkirk. + Mon opolies.

† The war, in conjunction with France, against The raging high-church sermons of these the Dutch. nes, inspiring at once a spirit of slavish submis The triple alliance. in to the court, and of bitter persecution against Ś Under Lewis XIV. ose whom they call Church and State Puritans, | A standing army, raised without the consent $ At the Restoration.

of parliament. 11 Charles II.

The charters of corporations. Court of wards.

** James II.

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The whole concludes with a prospect of future

To save Britannia, lo! my darling son,

What though they give not a relentless crew
Than hero more, the patriot of mankind !

Of civil furies, proud oppression's fangs!
Immortal Nassau came. I hush'd the deep, To tear at pleasure the dejected land,
By demons rous'd, and bade the listed winds With starving labour pampering idle waste.
Still shifting as behov'd, with various breath, To clothe the naked, feed the hungry, wipe
Waft the deliverer to the longing shore.

The guiltless tear from lone affliction's
See! wide alive, the foaming Channel + bright To raise hid merit, set th' alluring light
With swelling sails, and all the pride of war, Of virtue high to view; tu nourish arts,
Delightful view! when Justice draws the sword : Direct the thunder of an injur'd state,
And, mark ! diffusing ardent soul around, Make a whole glorious people sing for joy, (depe
And sweet contempt of death, my streaming flag. + Bless human kind, and through the downwari
Ev'n adverse navies .bless'd the binding gade, Of future times to spread that better sun
Kept down the glad acclaim, and silent joy'd. Which lights up British soul : for deeds like these,
Arriv'd, the pomp, and not the waste of arms The dazzling fair career unbounded lies;
His progress mark'd. The faint opposing host || While (still superior bliss !) the dark abrupt
For once, in yielding, their best victory found, Is kindly barr'd, the precipice of ill.
And by desertion prov'd exalted faith;

Oh, luxury divine! 0, poor to this, While his the bloodless conquest of the heart, Ye giddy glories of despotic thrones! Shouts without groan, and triumph without war. By this, by this indeed, is imag'd Heaven,

“ Then dawn'd the period destin'd to confine By boundless good, without the power of ill. The surge of wild prerogative, to raise

“ And now behold! exalted as the cope A mound restraining its imperious rage,

That swells immense o'er many-peopled earth, And bid the raving deep no farther flow.

And like it free, my fabric stands complete

, Nor were, without that fence, the swallow'd state The Palace of the Laws. To the four Heavens Better than Belgian plains without their dykes, Four gates impartial thrown, unceasing crowd Sustaining weighty seas. This, often sav'd With kings themselves the hearty peasant mis d By more than human hand, the public saw, [yield Pour urgent in. And though to different ranis And seiz'd the white-wing'd moment. Pleas'd to Responsive place belongs, yet equal spreads Destructive power (, a wise heroic prince ** The sheltering roof o'er all; while plenty flows Ev'n lent his aid. — Thrice happy ! did they know And glad contentment echoes round the whole Their happiness, Britannia's bounded kings. Ye floods, descend! ye winds, confirming, blow! What though not theirs the boast, in dungeon Nor outward tempest, nor corrosive time, glooms

Nought but the felon undermining hand
To plunge bold freedom ; or, to cheerless wilds, Of dark corruption, can its frame dissolve,
To drive him from the cordial face of friend; And lay the toil of ages in the dust."
Or fierce to strike him at the midnight hour,
By mandate blind, not justice, that delights
To dare the keenest eye of open day.

THE PROSPECT:
What though no glory to control the laws,
And make injurious will their only rule,
They deem it! what though, tools of wanton power,
Pestiferous armies swarm not at their call !

LIBERTY,
• The Prince of Orange, in his passage to Eng-
land, though his feet had been at first dispersed by
a storm, was afterwards extremely favoured by se-

The Contents of Part V. veral changes of wind.

The author addresses the goddess of Liberty, nant

. | Rapin, in his History of England. -“ The ing the happiness and grandeur of Great Britain 3d of November the fleet entered the Channel, as arising from her influence. She resurnes bet and lay between Calais and Dover, to stay for the discourse, and points out the chief virtues to ships that were behind. Here the Prince called a

are necessary to maintain her establishment there. council of war. It is not easy to imagine what a Recommends, as its last ornament and finishing glorious show the fleet made. Five or six hundred sciences, fine arts, and public works. There ships in so narrow a channel, and both the English couragement of these urged from the example di and French shores covered with numberless specta France, though under a despotic government tors, are no common sight. For my part, who was then on board the feet, I own it struck me times, given by the goddess of Liberty : this de.extremely.”

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by the author, as it passes in vision before The Prince placed himself in the main body, him. carrying a flag with English colours, and their highnesses' arms surrounded with this motto: Here interposing, as the goddess paus'd !“ The Protestant Religion and the Liberties of “ Oh, blest Britannia ! in thy presence blest, England;" and underneath the motto of the House Thou guardian of mankind! whence spring, alene, of Nassau, Je Maintiendrai, I will maintain. All human grandeur, happiness, and fame: Rapin.

For toil, by thee protected, feels no pain; $ The English fleet.

The poor man's lot with milk and honey flows; i The king's army:

And, gilded with thy rays, ev'n death koks gay. By the bill of rights, and the act of succes. Let other lands the potent blessings box ist sion.

Of more exalting suns.

Let Asia's woods, ** William III.

Untended, yield the vegetable fleece:

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And English merit hers; where meet, combin'd, On higher life intent, its silken tomh.

Whate'er high fancy, sound judicious thought, Let wondering rocks, in radiant birth, disclose An ample generous heart, undrooping soul, The various-tinctur'd children of the Sun.

And firm tenacious valour can bestow. From the prone beam let more delicious fruits Great nurse of fruits, of flocks, of commerce, she ! A flavour drink, that in one piercing taste

Great nurse of men! By thee, O goddess, taught, Bids each combine. Let Gallic vineyards burst Her old renown I trace, disclose her source With floods of joy ; with mild balsamic juice Of wealth, of grandeur, and to Britons sing The Tuscan olive. Let Arabia breathe

A strain the Muses never touch'd before. Her spicy gales, her vital gums distil.

“ But how shall this thy mighty kingdom stand ? Turbid with gold let southern rivers flow :

On what unyielding base ? how finish'd shine ?" And orient floods draw soft, o'er pearls, their maze. At this her eye, collecting all its fire, Let Afric vaunt her treasures ; let Peru

Beam'd more than human; and her aweful voice, Deep in her bowels her own ruin breed,

Majestic, thus she rais'd“ To Britons bear The yellow traitor that her bliss betray'd, - This closing strain, and with intenser note Unequallid bliss ! — and to unequall'd rage !

Loud let it sound in their awaken'd ear.
Yet nor the gorgeous East, nor golden South, “ On virtue can alone my kingdom stand.
Nor, in full prime, that new-discover'd world, On public virtue, every virtue join'd.
Where flames the falling day, in wealth and praise, For, lost this social cement of mankind,
Shall with Britannia vie, while, goddess, she The greatest empires, by scarce felt degrees,
Derives her praise from thee, her matchless charms, Will moulder soft away, till, tottering loose,
Her hearty fruits the hand of freedom own, They prone at last to total ruin rush.
And, warm with culture, her thick-clustering fields Unblest by virtue, government a league
Prolific teem. Eternal verdure crowns

Becomes, a circling junto of the great,
Her meads; her gardens smile eternal spring. To rob by law ; religion mild a yoke
She gives the hunter-horse, unquell'd by toil, To tame the stooping soul, a trick of state
Ardent, to rush into the rapid chase :

To mask their rapine, and to share the prey.
She, whitening o'er her downs, diffusive, pours

What are without it senates, save a face Unnumber'd flocks : she weaves the fleecy robe,

Of consultation deep and reason free, That wraps the nations : she to lusty droves, While the determin'd voice and heart are sold ? The richest pasture spreads; and, hers, deep-wave

What boasted freedom, save a sounding name? Autumnal seas of pleasing plenty round.

And what election, but a market vile These her delights : and by no baneful herb, Of slaves self-barter'd? Virtue! without thee, No darting tiger, no grim lion's glare,

There is no ruling eye, no nerve, in states ;
No fierce-descending wolf, no serpent rollid War has no vigour, and no safety peace :
In spires immense progressive o'er the land, Ev'n justice warps to party, laws oppress,
Disturb'd. Enlivening these, add cities, full Wide through the land their weak protection fails,
Of wealth, of trade, of cheerful toiling crowds ; First broke the balance, and then scorn'd the sword.
Add thriving towns; add villages and farms, Thus nations sink, society dissolves ;
Innumerous sow'd along the lively vale,

Rapine and guile and violence break loose,
Where bold unrivall’d peasants happy dwell: Everting life, and turning love to gall;
Add ancient seats, with venerable oaks

Man hates the face of man, and Indian woods
Embosom'd high, while kindred foods below And Libya's hissing sands to him are tame.
Wind through the mead; and those of modern “ By those three virtues be the frame sustain'd
hand,

Of British Freedom : independent life;
More pompous, add, that splendid shine afar, Integrity in office; and, o'er all
Need I her limpid lakes, her rivers name,

Supreme, a passion for the common-weal. [gift, Where swarm the finny race? Thee, chief, o “ Hail! Îndependence, hail !: Heaven's next best Thames !

To that of life and an immortal soul ! On whose each tide, glad with returning sails, The life of life! that to the banquet high Flows in the mingled harvest of mankind ? And sober meal gives taste; to the bow'd roof And thee, thou Severn, whose prodigious swell, Fair-dream'd repose, and to the cottage charms And waves, resounding, imitate the main ? Of public freedom, hail, thou secret source ! Why need I name her deep capacious ports, Whose streams, from every quarter confluent, form That point around the world ? and why her seas ? My better Nile, that nurses human life. All ocean is her own, and every land

By rills from thee deduc'd, irriguous, fed, To whom her ruling thunder ocean bears. The private field looks gay, with Nature's wealth She too the mineral feeds : th' obedient lead, Abundant flows, and blooms with each delight The warlike iron, nor the peaceful less,

That Nature craves.

Its happy master there, Forming of life art-civiliz'd the bond;

The only freeman, walks his pleasing round: And what the Tyrian merchant sought of old, Sweet-featur'd Peace attending ; fearless Truth ; Not dreaming then of Britain's brighter fame. Firm Resolution ; Goodness, blessing all She rears to freedom an undaunted race:

That can rejoice; Contentinent, surest friend; Compatriot, zealous, hospitable, kind,

And, still fresh stores from Nature's book deriv'd, Hers the warm Cambrian : hers the lofty Scot, Philosophy, companion ever new. To hardship tam'd, active in arts and arms, These cheer his rural, and sustain or fire, Fir'd with a restless, an impatient fame,

When into action call’d, his busy hours. Tluat leads him raptur'd where ambition calls : Meantime true judging moderate desires,

Economy and taste, combin'd, direct • Tin.

His clear affairs, and from debauching fiends

Secure his little kingdom. Nor can those The guardian public; every face they see,
Whom fortune heaps, without these virtues, reach And every friend; nay, in effect, themselves.
That truce with pain, that animated ease,

As in familiar life, the villain's fate
That self-enjoyment springing from within ; Admits no cure ; so, when a desperate age
That Independence, active, or retir'd,

At this arrives, I the devoted race
Which make the soundest bliss of man below: Indignant spurn, and hopeless soar away.
But, lost beneath the rubbish of their ineans,

“ But, ah, too little known to modern times! And drain'd by wants to nature all unknown, Be not the noblest passion past unsung; A wandering, tasteless, gaily wretched train, That ray peculiar from unbounded lore Though rich, are beggars, and though noble, slaves. Effus'd, which kindles the heroic soul : “ Lo! damn'd to wealth, at what a gross ex- Devotion to the public. Glorious flame! pense

Celestial ardour! in what unknown worlds, They purchase disappointment, pain, and shame, Profusely scatter'd through the blue immense, Instead of hearty hospitable cheer.

Hast thou been blessing myriads, since in Rome, See! how the hall with brutal riot flows;

Old virtuous Rome, so many deathless names While in the foaming flood, fermenting, steep'd, From thee their lustre drew? since, taught by thee, The country maddens into party-rage.

Their poverty put splendour to the blush, Mark! those disgraceful piles of wood and stone ; Pain grew luxurious, and ev'n death delight? Those parks and gardens, where, his haunts be- 0, wilt thou ne'er, in thy long period, look, trimm'a,

With blaze direct, on this my last retreat ? And Nature by presumptuous art oppress'd,

'Tis not enough, from self right understood The woodland genius mourns. See! the full board Reflected, that thy rays inflame the heart : That streams disgust, and bowls that give no joy : Though Virtue not disdains appeals to self, No truth invited there, to feed the mind;

Dreads not the trial : all her joys are true, Nor wit, the wine rejoicing reason quaffs.

Nor is there any real joy save hers. Hark! how the dome with insolence resounds, Far less the tepid, the declaiming race, With those retain'd by vanity to scare

Foes to corruption, to its wages friends, Repose and friends. To tyrant fashion mark Or those whom private passions for awhile, The costly worship paid, to the broad gaze

Beneath my standard list, can they suffice Of fools. From still delusive day to day,

To raise and fix the glory of my reign? Led an eternal round of lying hope,

“ An active flood of universal love See ! self-abandon'd, how they roam adrift, Must swell the breast. First, in effusion wide, Dash'd o'er the town, a miserable wreck!

The restless spirit roves creation round, Then to adorn some warbling eunuch turn’d, And seizes every being : stronger then With Midas' ears they crowd; or to the buzz It tends to life, whate'er the kindred search Of masquerade unblushing ; or, to show

Of bliss allies: then, more collected still, Their scorn of Nature, at the tragic scene

It urges human-kind : a passion grown, They mirthful sit, or prove the comic true.

At last, the central parent-public calls But, chief, behold! around the rattling board, Its utmost effort forth, awakes each sense, The civil robbers rang'd; and ev'n the fair, The comely, grand, and tender. Without this, The tender fair, each sweetness laid aside,

This aweful pant, shook from sublimer powers As fierce for plunder as all-licens'd troops

Than those of self, this heaven-infus'd deligts, In some sack'd city. Thus dissolv'd their wealth, This moral gravitation, rushing prone Without one generous luxury dissolv'd,

To press the public good, my system soon, Or quarter'd on it many a needless want,

Traverse, to several selfish centres drawn, At the throng'd levee bends the venal tribe : Will reel to ruin : while for ever shut With fair but faithless smiles each varnish'd o'er, Stand the bright portals of desponding Fame. Each sinooth as those that mutually deceive,

“ From sordid self shoot up no shining deeds, And for their falsehood each despising each ; None of those ancient lights, that gladden Earthing Till shook their patron by the wintery winds, Give grace to being, and arouse the brave Wide flies the wither'd shower, and leaves him bare. To just ambition, virtue's quickening fire ! 0, far superior Afric's sable sons,

Life tedious grows, an idly-bustling round,
By merchant pilfer'd, to these willing slaves ! Fill'd up with actions animal and mean,
And, rich, as unsqueez'd favourite, to them, A dull gazette! Th' impatient reader scorns
Is he who can his virtue boast alone!

The poor historic page ; till kindly comes
“ Britons ! be firm !-- nor let corruption sly Oblivion, and redeems a people's shame.
Twine round your heart indissoluble chains ! Not so the times, when emulation-stung,
The steel of Brutus burst the grosser bonds Greece shone in genius, science, and in arts,
By Cæsar cast o'er Rome; but still remain'd And Rome in virtues dreadful to be told !
The soft enchanting fetters of the mind,

To live was glory then ! and charın'd mankind And other Cæsars rose. Determin'd, hold Through the deep periods of devolving time, Your independence! for, that once destroy'd, Those, raptur'd, copy! these, astonish'd, read. Unfounded, freedom is a morning dream,

“ True, a corrupted state, with every vice That Aits aërial from the spreading eye.

And every meanness foul, this passion damps “ Forbid it, Heaven! that ever I need urge Who can, unshock’d, behold the cruel eye? Integrity in office on my sons !

The pale inveigling smile ? the ruffian front?
Inculcate common honour - not to rob —

The wretch abandon'd to relentless self,
And whom? — The gracious, the confiding hand, Equally vile if miser or profuse?
That lavishly rewards; the toiling poor,

Powers not of God, assiduous to corrupt?
Whose cup with many a bitter drop is mixt;

The fell deputed tyrant, who devours

The poor and weak, at distance from redress ? * Employ'd) might make the smiling public rear
Delirious faction bellowing loud my name? Her ornamented head, drill'd through the hands
The false fair-seeming patriot's hollow boast? Of mercenary tools, serves but to nurse
A race resolv'd on bondage, fierce for chains, A locust band within, and in the bud
My sacred rights a merchandise alone

Leaves starv'd each work of dignity and use.
Esteeming, and to work their feeder's will

“I paint the worst. But should these times By deeds, a horrour to mankind, prepar'd,

arrive, As were the dregs of Romulus of old ?

If any nobler passion yet remain, Who these indeed can undetesting see !

Let all my sons all parties fling aside, But who unpitying? To the generous eye

Despise their nonsense, and together join ; Distress is virtue! and, though self-betray'd, Let worth and virtue, scorning low despair, A people struggling with their fate must rouse Exerted full, from every quiver shine, The bero's throb. Nor can a land, at once, Commix'd in heighten'd blaze. Light flash'd to Be lost to virtue quite. How glorious then !

light, Fit luxury for gods ! to save the good,

Moral, or intellectual, more intense Protect the feeble, dash bold vice aside,

By giving glows. As on pure Winter's eve, Depress the wicked, and restore the frail.

Gradual, the stars effulge; fainter, at first, Posterity, besides, the young are pure,

They, straggling, rise ; but when the radiant host, And sons may tinge their father's cheek with shame. In thick profusion pour’d, shine out immense, “ Should then the times arrive (which Heaven Each casting vivid influence on each, avert!)

From pole to pole a glittering deluge plays, That Britons bend unnerv'd, not by the force And worlds above rejoice, and men below. )f arms, more generous, and more anly, quellid, “ But why to Britons this superfluous strain ? But by corruption's soul-dejecting arts,

Good-nature, honest truth ev'n somewhat blunt, irts impudent! and gross ! by their own gold, Of crooked baseness an indignant scorn, n part bestow'd, to bribe them to give all. A zeal unyielding in their country's cause, Vith party raging, or immers’d in sloth,

And ready bounty, wont to dwell with them hould they Britannia's well-fought laurels yield Nor only wont - Wide o'er the land diffus'd, o slily-conquering Gaul ; ev'n from her brow In many a blest retirement still they dwell. et her own naval oak be basely torn,

To softer prospect turn we now the view, ly such as tremble at the stiffening gale,

To laurel'd science, arts, and public works, .nd nerveless sink while others sing rejoic'd. That lend my finish'd fabric comely pride, por (darker prospect! scarce one gleam behind Grandeur, and grace. Of sullen genius he! Visclosing) should the broad corruptive plague Curs'd by the Muses! by the Graces loath'd ! breathe from the city to the farthest hut,

Who deems beneath the public's high regard 'hat sits serene within the forest shade ;

These last enlivening touches of my reign. 'he fever'd people fire, inflame their wants, However puff d with power, and gorg'd

with wealth, and their luxurious thirst, so gathering rage, A nation be; let trade enormous rise, 'hat, were a buyer found, they stand prepar'd Let East and South their mingled treasure pour, o sell their birthright for a cooling draught. Till, swell’d impetuous, the corrupting flood hould shameless pens for plain corruption plead; Burst o'er the city, and devour the land : be hir'd assassins of the commonweal!

Yet these neglected, these recording arts, eem'd the declaiming rant of Greece and Rome, Wealth rots, a nuisance; and, oblivious sunk, would public virtue grow the public scoff, That nation must another Carthage lie. ill private, failing, staggers through the land : If not by them, on monumental brass, ill round the city loose mechanic want,

On sculptur'd marble, on the deathless page, fire-prowling nightly, makes the cheerful haunts Imprest, renown had left no trace behind : f men more hideous than Numidian wilds, In vain, to future times, the sage had thought, or from its fury sleeps the vale in peace ;

The legislator plann'd, the hero found nd murders, horrours, perjuries abound:

A beauteous death, the patriot toil'd in vain. ay, till to lowest deeds the highest stoop; Th' awarders they of Fame's immortal wreath, be rich, like starving wretches, thirst for gold ; They rouse ambition, they the mind exalt, nd those, on whom the vernal showers of Heaven Give great ideas, lovely forms infuse, Il-bounteous fall, and that prime lot bestow, Delight the general eye, and, drest by them, power to live to Nature and themselves,

The moral Venus glows with double charms. i sick attendance wear their anxious days,

“ Science, my close associate, still attends 'ith fortune, joyless, and with honours, mean. Where'er I go. Sometimes, in simple guise, 'eantime, perhaps, profusion flows around, She walks the furrow with the consul swain, be waste of war, without the works of peace ; Whispering unletter'd wisdom to the heart, o mark of millions, in the gulph absorpt

Direct; or, sometimes, in the pompous robe funcreating vice, none but the rage

Of fancy drest, she charms Athenian wits, frous'd corruption still demanding more. And a whole sapient city round her burns. hat very portion, which (by faithful skill

Then o'er her brow Minerva's terrours nod;

With Xenophon, sometimes, in dire extremes, • Lord Molesworth, in his account of Denmark, She breathes deliberate soul, and makes retreut + 95:“ It is observed, that in limited monarchies Unequall'd glory; with the Theban sage, ad commonwealths, a neighbourhood to the seat of Epaminondas, first and best of men ! le government is advantageous to the subjects; hile the distant provinces are less thriving, and + The famous retreat of the Ten Thousand was sore liable to oppression."

chiefly conducted by Xenophon.

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