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Heaven's fiery horse, beneath his warrior form,
Paws the light clouds, and gallops on the storm!
Wide waves his flickering sword, his bright arms glow
Like summer suns, and light the world below!
Earth, and her trembling isles in Ocean’s bed

Are shook, and Nature rocks beneath his tread!

To pour redress on India's injur'd realm,
The oppressor to dethrone, the proud to whelm;
To chase destruction from her plunder'd shore
With arts and arms that triumph’d once before,
The tenth Avatar comes! at Heav'n's command

Shall Seriswattee' wave her hallowed hand!

And Camdeo bright, and Ganesa sublime,
Shall bless with joy their own propitious clime! —

Come, Heav'nly Pow'rs! primeval Peace restore! Love!—Mercy!—Wisdom!-rule for ever more!"

END OF PART FIRST.

THE

PLEASURES OF HOPE:

PART SECOND.

ANALYSIS OF PART II.

APOSTROPHE to the power of Love.--Its intimate connexion with

generous and social sensibility.--Allusion to that beautiful passage in the beginning of the Book of Genesis, which represents the happiness of Paradise itself incomplete, till Love was superadded to its other blessings.—The dreams of future felicity which a lively imagination is apt to cherish, when Hope is animated by refined attachment. This disposition to combine, in one imaginary scene of residence, all that is pleasing in our estimate of happiness, compared to the skill of the great artist, who personified perfect beauty, in the picture of Venus, by an assemblage of the most beautiful features he could find.--A summer and winter evening described, as they may be supposed to arise in the mind of one who wishes, with enthusiasm, for the union of friendship and retirement.

Hope and Imagination inseparable agents. Even in those

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