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See lofty Lebanon His head advance,
fom as the rofe. Ch. Íx. v. 13. The glory of Lebanon shall
VIRG. E. iv. v. 45.
Aggredere o magnos, aderit jam tempus, honores,
Ob come and receive the mighty honours: the time draws nigh, O beloved offspring of the Gods, O great encrease of Jove! The uncultivated mountains fend fhouts of joy to the ftars, the very rocks fing in verse, the very shrubs cry out, A God, a God!
ISAIAH, Ch. xl. v. 3, 4. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord! make ftrait in the defart a high way for our God! Every valley fhall be exalted, and every mountain and bill fall be made low, and the crooked shall be made ftrait, and the rough places plain. Chiv v. 23. Break forth into finging, ye mountains! O foreft, and every tree therein! for the Lord hath redeemed Ifrael.- P.
* Ch. xxxv. v. 2. † Ch. xl. v. 3, 4.
With heads declin'd, ye cedars homage pay;
No figh, no murmur the wide world shall hear, 45
In + adamantine chains shall Death be bound,
Then palaces fhall rife; the joyful * Son
To leaflefs fhrubs the flow'ring palms fucceed, 75 And od❜rous myrtle to the noifom weed.
lambs with wolves fhall graze the verdant mead,
And boys in flow'ry bands the tyger lead;
VER.67. The Swain in barren defarts] Virg. E. iv. v. 28.
Et dure quercus fudabunt rofcia mella.
The fields fhall grow yellow with ripen'd ears, and the red grape fhall hang upon the wild brambles, and the hard oak fhall diftill honey like dew.
ISAIAH, Ch. Xxxv. v. 7. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: In the habitations where dragons lay, fall be grafs, and reeds, and rushes. Ch. lv. v. 13. Instead of the thorn fhall come up the fir-tree, and inflead of the briar fhall come up the myrtle tree.
VER. 77. The lambs with wolves, etc.] Virg. E. iv. v. 21.
+ Ch. xxxv. V. 1, 7, Ch. xi. v. 6, 7, 8.
* Ch. lxv. v. 21, 22.
The fteer and lion at one crib fhall meet,
And harmless ferpents lick the pilgrim's feet.
And with their forky tongue shall innocently play.
See, a long race thy fpacious courts adorn;
Ubera, nec magnos metuent armenta leones -
The goats fhall bear to the fold their udders diftended with milk: nor fhall the herds be afraid of the greatest lions. The ferpent fhall die, and the kerb that conceals poison fhall die.
ISAIAH, Ch. xi. v. 16, etc. The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard fall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together: and a little child fhall lead them.And the lion fhall eat fraw like the ox. And the fucking child shall play on the hole of the afp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the den of the cockatrice. P.
VER. 85. Rife, crown'd awith light, imperial Salem, rife!] The thoughts of Ifaiah, which compofe the latter part of the poem, are wonderfully elevated, and much above thofe general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftieft parts of his Pollio.
Magnus ab integro fæclorum nafcitur ordo!
Afpice, venturo lætentur ut omnia fæclo! etc. The reader needs only to turn to the paffages of Isaiah, here cited. P.
* Ch. lxv. v. 25. † Ch. lx. v. 1. ‡ Ch. Ix. v. 41
In crouding ranks on ev'ry side arise,
The feas fhall wafte, the skies in fmoke decay, 105
* Ch. lx. v. 3. + Ch Ix. v. 6. Ch. Ix. v. 19, 20Ch. li. v. 6. and Ch. liv. v. 10.