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The use, the pleasure, will the toil repay. 13. Nor study only, practise what you know ;

Your life, your knowledge, to mankind you owe,
With Plato's olive wreath the bays entwine ;
Those who in study, should in practice shine.
Say, does the learned lord of Hagley's shade,
Charm man so much by mossy fountains laid,
As when arous'd he stems corruption's course,
And shakes the senate with a Tully's force?
When freedom gasp'd beneath a Cesar's feet,
Then public virtue might to shades retreat:
But where she breathes, the least may useful be,

And freedom, Britain, still belongs to thee.
14. Though man's ungrateful, or though fortune frown,

Is the reward of worth a song, or crown?
Nor yet unrecompens'd are virtue's pains;
Good Allen lives, and bounteous. Brunswick reigos.
On each condition disappointments wait,
Enter the hut, and force the guarded gate.
Nor dare repine though early friendship bleed :
From love, the world, and all its cares, he's freed.
But kuow, adversity's the child of God ;

Whom Heaven approves of most, must fcel ber rod. 15. When smooth old Ocean, and each storm's asleep

Then ignorance may plough the watery deep ;
But when the demons of the tempest rave,
Skill must conduct the vessel through the wave.
Sidney, what good man envies vot thy blow ?
Who would not wish Anytus* for a foe?--
Intrepid virtue triumphs over fate :
The good can never be unfortunate ;
And be this maxim graven in thy mind;

The height of virtue is, to serve mankind.
16. But when old age has silver'd o'er thy head,

When memory fails, and all thy vigour's ffed,
Then mayst thou seek the stillness of retreat,
Then hear aloof the human tempest beat ;
Then will I greet thee to my woodland cave,
Allay the pangs of age, and smooth thy grave. GRAINGER

* One of the accusers of Socrates.

SECTION XXIV.
The Landing of the Pilgrim Father's.
6. Their dauntless hearts no meteor led,

In terror o'er the ocean ;
From fortune and from fame they fled

To Heaven and its devotion."

1. The breaking waves dash'd high

On a stern and rock-bound coast,
And the woods against a stormy sky

Their giant branches toss'd ;

2. And the heavy night hung dark,

The hills and waters o'er,
When a band of Exiles moor’d their bark

On the wild New-England shore. 3. Not as the Conqueror comes,

They, the true-hearted, came;
Not with the roll of the stirring drums,

And the trumpet that sings of Fame : 4. Not as the Flying come,

In silence and in fear;
They shook the depths of the desert's gloom,

With their hymns of lofty cheer! 5. Amidst the storm they sang;

And the stars heard, and the sea !
And the sounding aisles of the dim woods rang

To the Anthem of the Free ! 6. The ocean eag soar'd

From his nes y the white waves foam,
And the rocking pines of the forest roar'd

This was their welcome home. 17. There were men with hoary hair,

Amidst that Pilgrim band-
Why had they come to wither there,

Away from their childhood's land ? 8. There was woman's fearless eye,

Lit by her deep love's truth ;
There was manhood's brow, serenely high ;

And the fiery heart of youth. 9. What sought they thus afar?

Bright jewels of the mine?
The wealth of seas, the spoils of war?

They sought for Faith's pure shrine ! 10. Aye! call it holy ground,

The soil where first they trod !
They have left unstain'd what there they found,
Freedom to worship God!

MRS. HEMANS,

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3. Grotto of Antiparos,

82

4. The grotto of Antiparos continued,

83

5. Earthquake at Catanea,

84

6. Creation,

85

7. Charity,

86

8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man,

87

9. On the beauties of the Psalms,

88

10. Character of Alfred, king of England,

89

11. Character of Queen Elizabeth,

89

12. On the slavery of vice,

91

13. The man of integrity,

92

14. Gentleness,

93

CHAPTER VI.

Pathetic Pieces.

i. Trial and execution of the Earl of Strafford,

95

2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind,

97

3. The good man's comfort in affliction,

98

4. The close of life,

98

5. Exalted'society and the renewal of virtuous connexions, &c.,100

6. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Jo-

seph,

101

7. Altamont,

104

CHAPTER VII.

Dialogues.

1. Democritus and Heraclitus,

106

2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon,

108

3. Locke and Bayle,

110

CHAPTER VIU.

Public Speeches:

1. Cicere against Verres,

115

2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring protec-

tion,

118

3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and

Agrippa,

121

4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1970,

on the

bill for preventing the delays of justice, &c.

123

5. An Address to young persons,

127

CHAPTER IX.

Promiscuous Pieces.

1. Earthquake at Calabria , in the year 1538,

131

2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

134

3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an amiable

young woman,

135

4. On Discretion,

136

5. On the government of our thoughts,

138

6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passion,

140

7. On the proper state of our temper, with respect to one ano. -

ther,

141

8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

143

9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings pro-

nounced by Christ, on his disciples, in bis sermon on the

mount,

144

10. Schemes of life often illusory,

145

11. The pleastres of virtuous sensibility,

147

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