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So Truth proclaims: her awsul voice I hear:
"Attend, ye Sons os Men; attend, and say,
Eutemulates the diamond's blaze,.
Shall she be deem'd my rival? Shall a sorm Os elemental dross, os mould'ring clay,
Vie with these charms empyreal? The poor worm
Know, mortals, know, ere sirst ye sprung,
I shone amid the heavenly throng;
Pleas'd I furvcy'd bright nature's gradual birth, Saw infant Light with kindling lustre fpread,
Soft vernal fragrance clothe the flow'ring earth, And Ocean heave on its extended bed:
Saw the tall pine afpiring pierce the sky,
The tawny lion stalk, the rapid eagle fly,
- Last, Man arose, erect in youthful grace, Hcav'n's hallow'a image stamp'd upon his face, And, as he rose, the high behest was given, "That I alone, of all the host of heav'n, "Should reign protectrefs of the godlike Youth:" Thus theAlmighty fpake: he fpake,andcall'd me Truth.
-CRUELTY To BRUTES.
/. BY COMTEK.
I Would not enter on my list of friends
And charged perhaps with venom, that intrudes
A visitor unwelcome into scenes
Sacred to neatness and repole, th' alcove,
The chamber, or resectory, may die.'
A necessary act incurs no blame.
Not so when held within their proper bounds
And guiltless os offence they range the air,
Or take their pastime in the spacious sield;
There they are privileged. And he that hunts
Or havms them there, is guilty os a wrong,
Disturbs the œconomy os nature's realm,
Who when she sorm'd, design'd them an abode.
The sum is this; is man's convenienre health,
Or sasety intersere, his rights and claims
Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs.
Else they are all—the meanest things that are,
As sree to live and to enjoy that lise,
As God was sree to sorm them at the sirst,
Who, in his sov'reign wisdom, made them all.
Ye theresore who love mercy, teach your sons
To love it too. The spring time os our years
Is soon dishonour'd and dessiled in most
By budding ills, that ask a prudent hand
To check them. But, alas! none sooner shoots,
Is unrestrain'd, into luxuriant growth,
Than cruelty, most devilish os them "all.
Mercy to him that shows it is the rale
And righteous limitation os its act
By which Heav'n moves in panl'ning guilty man;
DistinguistVd much hy reason, and still more
Rarely exemplisied among ourselves.
BY THE SAMK
THE groans os nature in this nether world,