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Shall it then be ?--(Indignant here the rofe,
Indignant, yet humane, her bofom glows)
No ! By each honour'd Grecian, Roman name,
By men for virtue deify'd by fame,

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Who peopled lands, who modeld infant state,
And then bade empire be maturely great ;
By these I swear (be witness earth and skies !)
Fair Order here shall from Confufion rife.
Rapt, I a future colony survey !

245 Come then, ye fons of Misery ! come away! Let those, whose sorrows from neglect are known, (Here taught, compellid, empower'd) neglect atone ! Let those enjoy, who never merit woes, In youth th’industrious with, in age repose ! Allotted acres (no reluctant foil) Shall prompt their industry, and pay their toil. Let families, long strangers to delight, Whom wayward fate dispers'd, by me unite ; Here live enjoying life; see plenty, peace ; 255 Their lands increasing as their sons increase. As nature yet is found, in leafy glades, To intermix the walks with lights and thades; Or as with good and ill, in chequer'd strife, Various the goddess colours human life :

260 So, in this fertile clime, if yet are seen Moors, marshes, cliffs, by turns to intervene; Where.cliffs, moors, marshes, desolate the view, Where haunts the bittern, and where screams the

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Where

Where prowls the wolf, where roll'd the serpent lies, 265
Shall folemn fanes and halls of justice rise,
And towns shall open (all of structure fair!)
To brightening prospects, and to purest air ;
Frequented ports, and vineyards green fucceed,
And flocks increasing whiten all the mead. 270
On science science, arts on arts refine ;
On these from high all heaven shall smiling shine,
And Public Spirit here a people show,
Free, numerous, pleas'd, and busy all below.

Learn, future natives of this promised land, 275
What your forefathers ow'd my saving hand !
Learn, when Despair such sudden bliss fall see,
Such bliss must shine from Oglethorpe or me!
Do

you the neighbouring blameless Indian aid, Culture what he neglects, not his invade, 280 Dare not, oh dare not, with ambitious view, Force or demand fubjelion never due. Let, by my specious name, no tyrants rise, And cry, while they enslave, they civilize ? : Know, Liberty and I are still the same,

285 Congenial !-ever mingling flame with flame ! Why must I Afric's fable children fee Vended for slaves, though form’d by nature free, The nameless tortures cruel minds invent, Those to subject, whom nature equal meant? 290 If these you dare (albeit unjust success Empowers you now unpuniflı'd to oppress) Revolving empire you and your's may doom (Rome all subdued, yet Vandals vandith'd Rome),

Yes,

Yes, empire may revolve, give them the day, 295 And yoke may yoke, and blood may

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repay Thus (ah! how far unequal'd by my lays, Unskill'd the heart to melt, or mind to raise), Sublime, benevolent, deep, sweetly-clear, Worthy a Thomson's Muse, a FREDERICK's ear, 300 Thus fpoke the Goddess. Thus Ifaintly tell In what lov'd works heaven gives her to excel. But who her fons, that, to her interest true, Conversant lead her to a prince like you ? These, Sir, falute you from life's middle state, 305 Rich without gold, and without titles great : Knowledge of books and men exalts their thought, In wit accomplish'd, though in wiles untaught, Careless of whispers meant to wound their name, Nor sneer'd nor brib’d from virtue into shame ; 310 In letters elegant, in honour bright, They come, they catch, and they reflect delight.

Mixing with these, a few of rank are found,
| For councils, embassies, and camps renown'd.
Vers’d in gay life, in honeft maxims read, 315
And ever warm of heart, yet cool of head.
From these the circling glass gives wit to shine,

The bright grow brighter, and ev’n courts refine;
From these so gifted, candid, and upright,
Flows knowledge, softening into ease polite.

Happy the men, who such a prince can please!
Happy the prince rever'd by men like these !
His condescensions dignity display,
Grave with the wise, and with the witty gay;

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For him fine marble in the quarry lies,
Which, in due ftatues, to his fame shall rise ;
Ever Mall Public Spirit beam his praise,
And the Muse swell it in immortal lays.

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ORGIVE an artless, an officious friend,

Weak, when I judge, but willing to commend ;
Fall'n as I am, by no kind fortune rais’d,
Depress'd, obscurd, unpity'd, and unprais'd;
Yet, when these well-known features I peruse,

$ Some warmth awakes--some embers of a Muse.

Ye Muses, Graces, and ye Loves, appear !
Your Queen, your Venus, and your Clio's here!.
In such pure fires her rising thoughts refine !
Her eyes with such commanding sweetness shine:
Such vivid tinctures sure through äther glow,
Stain summer clouds, or gild the watery bow:

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If life Pygmalion's ivory favourite fir’d,
Sure some enamour'd Godt his draught inspir’d!
Or, if you rafhly caught Promethean flame,
Shade the sweet theft, and mar the beauteous frame !
Yet if those cheering lights the prospect fly,
Ah!--let no pleasing view the loss supply.
Some dreary den, some desert waste prepare,
Wild as my thoughts, or dark as my despair.

But still, my friend, still the sweet object stays,
Still stream your colours rich with Clio's rays!
Surê at each kindling touch your canvass glows!
Sure the full form, instinct with spirit, grows !
Let the dull artist puzzling rules explore,

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Dwell on the face, and gaze the features o'er;
You eye the soul there genuine nature find,
You, through the meaning muscles, strike the mind.

Nor can one view fuch boundless power confine, All Nature opens to an art like thine ! Now rural scenes in fimple grandeur rise ! Vales, hills, lawns, lakes, and vineyards feast our eyes, Now halcyon Peace a smiling aspect wears ! Now the red scene with war and ruin glares ! Here Britain's fleets o'er Europe's feas preside! 35 There long-lost cities rear their ancient pride; You from the grave can half redeem the slain, And bid gréat Julius charm the world again Mark out Pharsalia's, mark out Munda's fray, And image all the honours of the day.

40 But if new glories most our warmth excite; If toils untry'd to noblest aims invite;

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