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Pretending love, and hymeneal rite,

O’ercome with toil, and gently laid her down The treacherous Piet with meditated force, In the embowering shade: the dew of sleep Bore Ethelind, her country's justest pride, Fell on her weary cyes; then pleasing dreams Peerless and fair; a thousand heroes fought Began to lay the tempest in her mind, For her to death, fierce laging round the walls Calming from troubled thoughts: to regal pomp Of lofty Cameldoun: the guilty prince

She seems restor'd, her brother's fate reveug'd, Had dearly paid the price of faith forsworn, The tyrant slain: she dream'd till morn arose, But, studious of new frauds, within his walls The fifth that rose, since from Cameldoun's walls Ile invites the Scotish train, friendly to meet She bent her flight; the cheerful day invites, In amicable talk; täir Ethelind

From fair Dundalgan's ever-sunny towers, To be the pledge of future peace, and join Mildred t'arise, who oft in fields of death 'The warring nations, in eternal league

Victorious, led the Picts embattled race, Of love connubial: the unweeting king

Illustrious chief! He to the hilly height, Enter'd the hostile gates; with feast and song His morning walk, pleas'd with the season fair, The towers resound, till the dark midnight hour Betakes him musing: there it was he saw Awake the murderers: in slecp he fell

Fair Ethelind, surpris'd as Hengist's son With all his peers, in early lite, and left

Elfred asleep bebeld, when as she fled llis vow'd revenge, and sister unredeem'd.

From Saxony, to shun a step-dame's rage “Now was the royal virgin lett expoa'd That sought her life, he with prevailing words To the fell victor's lust, no friend to aid,

Wou'd the consenting maid: nor less anaz'd Her brother slain, and fierce and mighty chiefs The Pictish leader saw the beauteous form. That warrd in ber defence: bow could, alas! Fixt in surprise, and ardent gaze, he stood Unshelter'd helpless Imocence resist

Wondering! his beating heart with joy o’erflow'd. Tb'infernal ravisher? With stediast mind

He led her blushing from the sacred grove She scorn'd his protfor'd love; by virtue's aid In bashful modesty, and doubting joy Triumphant o'er his lust. In vain with tear's Chaslis'd with fear, alternate in her breast, And rough complaint that spuke a savage heart, Poor lovely mourner! to his parents show'd Surore le to gain and woo her to his will:

The beauteous stranger; they, in age rever'd, In vain, enray'd and ruthless in his love,

Lift up their trembling hands, and blest the maid, He threaten'd. Deathi disdain'd, force was the last, Best workmanship of Heav'n! The youthful chick but that her arm oppos'd, resolvd to strike Transported every day his guest beheld, The poniard in her breast, her virtue's guard. And every day belield, with new delight, All arts thus tried in vain, at last, inccns'd, Her winning graces mild, and form divine, Deep in a dungeon, from the cheerful light That drew with soft attraction. Kindling love Par, far remov'd, the wretched maid he threw Inlau'd his soul: still vew delays he frames Deplorable; dooin'd in that dwelling drear To gain a longer stay, ere he restore

To waste her anxious days and sleepless nights, The beauteous exile to her native land, Aiguish extreme! ah, bow unlike those hours His promis'd faith. The story of her woes, That in her father's palace wont to pass

He o'er and o'er demands; she pleas'd relates In festival and dance! Her piteous shrieks Her past adventures sad, but, prudent, kept Mov'd her steru kieper's heart, secret he frees Unknown her royal race; the ardent youth TR' imprison'd maid; and to the king relates Hangs on the speaker's lips, still more and more ller death, dissembling. Then wiih fell despite Enamourd of her charms, by courtly derd And rage, inflam'd for unenjoyed love,

He sought the virgin's love; by prayers and for The inovarch storin'd, be loath'd his food, and fled Won to consent. The nuptial day arose, All human converse, frustrate of his will. [walls | Awak'd by music's sound; the pow'rs invok'd

“ Meanwhile the nymph forsakes the hostile To bless the hallow'd rite, and happy night Flying by night; through pathless wilds unknowu That to his arms bestow'd the much-lov'd maid, Guideless she wanders, in her frighted ears The gift of Heav'n: then gladness fill'd his heart Still hears the tyrant's voice, in fancy views Unspeakable, as when the sapient king, His form terrific, and his dreaded front

The son of David, on the happy day Severe in frowns; her tender heart is vex'd Of his espousals, when his mother bound With every fear, and oft desires to die.

His brow in regal gold, delighted saw Now day return’d, and cheerful light began His fair Egyptian bride adorn'd with all T'adorn the Heav'ns; lost in the hills, she knew Perfection, blooming in celestial sweets. No certain path; around the dreary waste

“ While thus the royal exile lir'd remote, Eending her weeping eye, in vain requir'd In Hymeu's softest joys, the Scotisha chiefs Fler native fields, Dunstafsnage' well-known tow'rs, Prepare for battle, studious to redeem lud high Edesta's walls, her father's reign. Their captive queen, unknowing of her fate;

“ Three days the royal wanderer bore the heat | With just success unbless'd, discomfited Intensely fervent, and three lonesome nights They fell in ruthless fight, their mighty men, Wet with the chilling dews; the forest oak Unworthy bondage! helpless exiles sold supplied her food, and at the running stream, To foreign lands. The Pictish king enrag'd Patiept, she slak'd her thirst. But when the fourth Collects an host, embattled as the sands rose; descending from the Ochell height, Along the Solway coast, from all the bounds The flowery fields beneath, she wander'd long Of his wide empire: Brica's rising towurs, Erronecus, disconsolate, forlorn.

And Jeda's ancient walls, once scat of kings, iemne's stream she pass'd, a rising bill

With Eden rais'd on rocks, and Camelloun, Siinod on the bank oppos’d, adorn’d with trees, Send forth their chiefs and citizens to war, then, sa ibau scene! Thither she bent her tiight, Pour'd through their lofty gates. What augue O royal virgin! vex'd thy tender heart,

The wondrous work of Fate; now she relates
When thou, thy husband midst your country's foes Her diretul tale; the audience melt in tears.
Enroll’dst their leader? Much didst thou adjure “ Meanwhile the monarch raging in the camp,
By nuptial ties, much by endearing love,

Forsouk of all his peers, for fierce assault
To spare thy country in the waste of war; Prepar'd, attended with a desperate crew
He too, the youthful chief, long doubting stood Of men, that shar'd in partnership of crimes,
"Twixt love and duty, unresolv'd of choice, March'd forward to his fate; the ambusli'd train
Hard conflict! To Dunstaffnage' walls be flies, Rise suddeu, round them spread the slaughter'd foe.
And left the weeping fair, intent to drow'n

Himself, as furious in the front he warr'd,
The voice of love, soft pleading in his heart, Bled by a well-aim'd spear; to punish'd ghosts
Iu sounds of battle: but in vain! his wife, Of kings perfidious, fed his guilty soul.
A beauteous form, still rises to his thoughts

“ The monarch slain, the Pictish chiefs, that late In supplicating tears; he grieves to see

Forsook the noisy camp, convene within
The mingling hosts engage, and dreads to find The Scotish walls, the princes joyful plight
Amidst the slain, his kindred new allied.

In leagues of mutual peace; in every fane
“But now the Pictish king, with mighty chiefs Each grateful altar blaz’d; to Heaven they paid
Selected from his peers, pursues his way

Their vows, their queen restor'd, and with her
To raze the Scotish walls. Dundalgan's towers

peace,
Receive their monarch, proud to entertain The purchase of her love: through all the town
The mighty guest: exults the haughty king Public rejoicings reign'd, the voice of mirth
With savage joy, when first his eyes beheld Was heard in every street, that blazing shone
The maid so lately lost, again restor'd

Illuminated bright. The diadem
Sad victim to his lust: what could she do,

Instar'd with diamoud gems and Aaming gold,
Hopeless of aid? or how, alas! avert

Magnificent! by Scotia's monarchs worn
The dire event that from the monarch's lust From eldest times, upon her beauteous brow
Her fears presag'd? 'Twas Heav'n her thoughts in- Plac'd by a mitred priest, in rich array,
spir'd

Encircling, shines; her native peers around,
In hour of sad extreme: she flies the dome Mix'd with the Pictish chiefs, adıniring stand,
With two, alone of all her menial train,

Pleas'd with her heavenly smiles, her gentle look,
Companions of her flight. The king meanwhile, The type of softer rule: then next they gave
Fierce with desire and violeut to enjoy,

The sceptre to her hands; the precious stones
Him nor the bowl deligtits, por sprightly mirth, Blaz'd on the beaming point; Hail! queen of
Nor tale of martial knight in ancient time

Scots;'
Recited: the unfinish'd feast he leaves

Joyful they cry, ‘hail! to thy own return'd,
With wine inflam'd and ill-persuading lust, Safe from a thousand toils, beyond our hopes,
Worst counsellors! -A secret way he found Crown'd where thy fathers reign'd.' Thus past
That to the queen's apartinent led unscen;

the night
Thither he flies through many a lofty hall,

In celebrated rites; when morn arose
Where heroes oft have met in wise consult, Th'assembled senate partner of her throne
Elate in thought; but Heav'ns! what feli despite, Elect the noble youth, in times of peace
What raging pain tore his distracted mind, To aid by couuse, and in war to lead
When first he knew the royal fair was tled?

Her marshall'd chiefs:-thus ended all her woes.
Desperate in rage, he bopes his absent prey, “ Bless'd in her husband's, and her subjects'love,
Intent to ravish. Hurrying to the camp

Peace flourish'd in her reign: three sons she bore,
He sought the general's tent, begirt around All men of valour known; well could they bend
With noble Picts: there weeping Ethelind, The bow in time of need. Her eldest, grac'd
In soften'd anguish, ou tbe hero's breast

With all the train of beauties that adora
He found reclining, sad: he would bave seiz'd A prince, succeeiled to the Scotish rule
The trembling fair-one from her lover's arms, His mother's kingdom; in his happy days
Her surest refuge, iniserably torn,

The Scotish prowess twice v'erthrew the Dane
Victim to lust obscene, had not the youth

In bloody conflict, from our fatal shore
Withstood the dire attempt ot sovereign sway. Repuls'd with ignominious rout, disgrac'd.
Haughty the monarch rag'd, and call'd his chiefs Her second hope, born to unluckier fate,
To ajd; his chiefs refuse th' unjust command: Matchless in light and every gallant deed,
Then, impotent of mind, he storm'd, he ravid, The terrour of his foes, his country's hope,
Outrageous in his ire: then wild uproar,

In ruthless battle by ignoble hands
Tumult, and martial din, sounds o'er the camp, Fell in bis prime of youth, for ever wept,
While these assist the king, and these the youth, For ever honour'd. Athingart, the last,
By fearless friendship led: the clash of swords, For prudence far renown'd, Elgidra's charms
Through the still night, heard on the Scotish walls, The hero fird, as in her father's court
Alarins the chiefs in midnight council met: A peaceful legate by his brother sent
The boldest of their warrior-train they choose To Pictland's monarch; there the royal youth
For secret ambush, sheath'd in jointed mail; Graceful, in warlike tournament above
Th' intrepid band beneath a bending hill,

His equals shone, and won the princely maid
Await the rising dawn; Mildred they seiz'd, Courted by rival kings: from that embrace
The royal exile, and their social train,

Descend a thousand chiefs, that lineal heir'd Flying the morarch's rage: the beauteous queen The virtues of their sire: witness the fields Rejoices to behold her native walls,

Of Loncart, and the streams that purple ran Exild so long: her peers with lifted hands With stains of Danish blood: the brazen spears Extoli’d the bounteous powrs, their queen return'd, And crested helins, and antique shields, the spoils

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Of chiefs in battle slain, hung on the roof; For thee no sun the ripening gem refin'd;
Eternal trophies of their martial deeds,

No bleating innocence the fleece resign'd:
From son to son preserv'd with jealous care. The hand of luxury ne'er taught to pour
My father in his country's quarrel met

O'er thy faint limbs the oil's refreshing show'r: A glorious fate, when godlike Wallace fought; His bed the flinty rock; his drink, bis food, He, firm adherer to the nobler cause,

The running brook, and berries of the wood. Shar'd all his toils, and bled in all his fights, What have we added to this plain account? Till Falkirk saw him fall; with Graham he fell, What passions? what desires? a huge amount! Wallace his bold compeer, whom, great in arms, Cloth’d, fed, warm’d, cool'd, each by his brotier's Wallace alone surpast. With martial thoughts Welite upon the wide creation's spoil, He fir'd my youthful mind, and taught betimes Quit, monarch, quit thy vain superfluous pride; To build my glory on my country's love, Lay all toy foreign ornaments aside: His great example! To thy native reign

Bid art no more its spurious gifts supply; If thee, thy fate propitious to the good,

Be man, mere man; thirst, hunger, griere, and die. Restor'd, he enjoin'd me to unite my force, From foreign victors to retrieve again Thy ravish'd kingdoms: then this sword he gave

A SOLILOQUY.
In dangers ever fait..ful to his arm,

IN IMITATION OF HAMLET.
Piedge of paternal love; nor shall the fue
Exult, I ween, to find the dastard son

My anxious soul is tore with doubtful strife, De enerate from his sire, tu wield in vain

And hangs suspended betwixt death and life; A father's gift. In me, () Bruce! bebold

Life! death! dread objects of mankind's debate; A willing warrior, from Bodotria's stream

Whether superior to the shocks of fate, 1 lead my native bands, hardy and bold,

To bear its fiercest ills with stedfast mind,
In fight distinguish'd by superior deed."

To Nature's order piously resigo'd,
He said and ceasd; the arm'd assembly stood Or, with magnanimous and brave disdain,
Silent in thought, till froin his lofty seat

Return her back th' injurious giit again.
Gr at Bruce arose—“ O noble youth!” he cry'd, o! if to die, this mortal bustle o'er,
"escended from a line of noble sires,

Were but to close one's eyes, and be no more; Arcept thy monarca's trauks-Welcome thyself, From pain, from sickness, sorrows, safe withdrawa, Welcome thy sequent chiefs, thy country sore lu nicht eternal that shall know no daut; Oppress'd by dire usurpers, now demands

This dread, imperial, wordrous fraine of man, Warriors like thee, where death and bloodshed reign Lost in still nothing, whence it first began: In conflict stern; do thou approve thy might Yes, if the grave such quiet could supply, Above thy fellas, by transcendant acts

Devotion's self might even dare to die, To Fame endear’d; she, on thy praise well-pleas'd Lest hapless vietors in the mortal strife, Constant to hell, shall rear thee up on high Through death we struggle but to second life. The lolliest brauch, t'acord thy ancient stem.” But, fearful here, though curious to explore,

He spake, and gave the youth his plighted hand, Thought pauses, trembling on the hither shore: Pledge of benevolence and kind intent;

What scenes may rise, awake the human fear; The chiefs around einbrace and glad receive Being again resum'd, and God more near; The youthiul champion, worthy of his race, If awful thunders the new guest appal,

Or the soft voice of gentle mercy call.
This teaches life with all its ills to please,
Alicting porerty, severe disease;

To lowest infamy gives power to charm,
KING LEAR'S SPEECH TO EDGAR.

And strikes the dagger froin the boldest arm.
Then, Hamlet, cease; thy rash resolres foreso;

God, Nature, reason, all will have it so:
HIS MISERIES.

Learn by this sacred horrour, well supprest,

Each fatal purpose in the traitor's breast. “ Is man no more than this? Consider him well. This damps revenge with salutary fear,

Thou owest the worm no silk, the beast no hide, And stops ambition in its wild career, the sheep no wool, the cat no perfume:--Ha! Till virtue for itself begin to move, here's three of us are sophisticated !- Thou art

And servile fear exalt to filial lore. the thing itself: unaccommodated man is no

Then in thy breast let calmer passions rise, more but such a poor, bare, forked animal as

Pleas'd with thy lot on Earth, absolve the skies. thou art.-Off,off, you lendings; come, unbutton The ills of life see Friendship can divide; here,”

SHAKSPEARE.

See angels warring on the good man's side.

Alone to Virtue happiness is given, See where the solitary creature stands,

On Earth self-satisfied, and crown'd in Heaven Such as he issued out of Nature's hands; No hopes he knows, no fears, no joys, no cares, Nor pleasure's poison, nor ambition's snares;

A SOLILOQUY.
Put shares, from self-forg'd chains of life releast,

WRITTEN IN JURE, 1746.
The forest-kingdom with his fellow beast,
Yes, all we see of thee is nature's part;

MYSTERIOUS iomate of this breast,
Thou art the creature's self ;-the rest is art. Enkindled by thy flame;
For thee, the skilful worm, of specious hue, By thee my being's best exprest,
No shining threads of ductile radiance drew; For what thou art I am:

TAKING A VIEW OF MAN FROM THE SIDE OF

With thee I claim celestial birth,

TRE #7877.
A spark of Heaven's own ray;
Without thce sink to vilest earth,

If join’d to make up virtue's glorious tale,
Inanimated clay.

A weak, but pious aid can angbt avail,

Each sacred study, each diviner pige Now in this sad and dismal hour

That once inspir'd my youth, shall soothe my age. Of multiply'd distress,

Deaf to ambition, and to interest's call; Has any former thought the pow'r

Honour my titles, and enough my all; To make thy sorrows less?

No pinp of pleasure, and uo siave of state,

Serene from fools, and guiltless of the great, When all around thee cruel snares

Some calın and undisturb'd retreat I'll choose Threaten thy destin'd breath,

Dear to myself and friends. Perhaps the Muse And every sharp reflection bears

May grant, while all my thoughts her charms emWant, exile, chains, or death.

If not a future fame, a present joy, [ploy,

Pure from each feverish hope, each neak desire; Can aught that past in youth's fond reign Thoughts that improve, and slumbers that inspire, Thy pleasing vein restore,

A steadfast peace of mind, rais'd far above Lives beauty's gay and festive train

The guilt of hate and weaknesses of love; In memory's soft store?

Studious of life, vet free from anxious care, Or does the Muse? 'Tis said her art

To others candid, to my self severe: Can fiercest pangs appease;

Filial, submissive to the Sovereign Will,

Glad of the good, and patient of the ill; Can she to thy poor trembling heart

I'll work in narrow sphere what Heaven approves, Now speak the words of peace?

Abating hatreds, and increasing loves, Yet she was wont at early dawn

My friendship, studies, pleasures, all my own, To whisper thy repose,

Alike to envy and to fame upknowo: Nor was her friendly aid withdrawu

Sach in som• best asylum let ine lie, At grateful evening's close.

Take of my fill of life, and wait, not wish to die.
Friendship, 'tis true, its sacred might,
May ngitigate thy doom;

PSALM LXV.
As lightning, shot across the night,
A moinent gilds the gloom.

IMITATED.

Thrice happy he! whom thy paternal love
O God! thy providence alone
Can work a wonder here,

Allows to tread the radiant courts alwve,

To range the clines where pure enjoyınents grow, Can change to gladness every moan, And banish all my fear.

Where blessings spring, and endless pleasures flow:

Awful in majesty thy glories shine, Thoarm, all-powerful to save,

Thy mercy speaks its author all divine. May every doubt destroy ;

Thy tender and amazing care is own'd, And, from the horrours of the grave,

Where-e'er old Ocean walks his wavy round; New raise to life and joy.

Those that explore the terrours of the main,

Embroii'd with storms, in search of paltry gain, From this, as from a copious spring,

Where tides encounter with tumultuonis roar, Pure consolation flows;

Derive their safety from thy boundless pow'r: Makes the faint heart midst sufferings sing, Within their stated mounds thy nod contains And midst despair repose.

The lawless waves, where headlong tumult reigns;

At thy despotic call the rebels cease, Yet from its creature, gracious Heaven,

Sink to a smiling calm, and all is peace. Most merciful and just,

'Those that inhabit Earthi's remotest bound, Asks but, for life and safety given,

Trembling survey thy terrours all around,
Our faith and humble trust.

When kindling meteors redden in the air,
And shake thy judgments from their sanguine hair;
At thy command fair blushes lead the day,
And orient pearls glow from each tender spray,

Night with her solemn gloom adores a God,
A SERIOUS THOUGHT.

And spreads her sable horrours at his nod,

Whole nature cheerful owns her Maker's voice, Through life's strange mystic paths how mankind Each creature smiles, and all his works rejoice. A contradiction still in all their ways; (strays! | Thy bounty streains in soft descending showers, In youth's gay bloom, in wealth's insulting hour, And wakens into bloom the drooping flowers; As Heav'n all mercy was, they live secure; Pregnant on bigh thy cloudy cisterns move, Yet full of fears, and anxious doubts expire, And pour their genial treasures froin above; And in the awful judge forget the Sire.

Earth siniles, array'd in all her youthful charms, Fair virtue then with faithful steps pursue,

Her flowery infants upe their blushing arms, The good deeds many, thy offences few;

And kindling life each vernal blussom warms. That at the general doom thou may'st appear

Thus the glad year, with circling mercies crown'd, With filial hope to soothe thy conscious fear; Enjoys thy goodness in an endless round. Then to perpetual bliss expect to live,

Whene'er thou smil'st, fresh beauties paint the Thy Saviour is thy judgc, and may forgive. And fluwers awakçu'd vegetate to birth. [Earth,

VOL XV.

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TO FANCY.

The dreary wilds, where no delights are found, But who is he the virgin leads,
Where never spring adorn'd the sterile ground, Whom high a flaming torch precedes,
At thy command a pompous dress assume, In a gown of stainless lawn,
Fair roses glow, and opening lilies bloom :

O'er each manly shoulder drawn?
Here verdant hills arise on every side,

Who, clad in robe of scarlet grain,
And shoot their tops aloft with conscious pride; The boy that bears her flowing train?
There lowing herds adorn the fertile soil,

Behind his back a quiver hung,
And crown with fleecy wool the shepherd's toil: A bended bow across is ftung;
While tender lambs their infant voices raise, His head and heels two wings unfold,
And sweetly bleat th' Almighty Giver's praise.

The azure feathers girt with goid :-
Here loaded valleys smile with waving corn, Hymen! 'tis he who kind inspires
And golden prospects every field adorn;

Joys unfeign'd and chaste desires:
They shout for joy, and lowly bending sing, And thou, of love deceitful child!
With sweet harmonious notes, their gracious King! With tiger-heart, yet lamb-like mild,

Fantastic by thyself, and vain,
But seemly seen in Hymen's train;

If Fate be to my wishes kind,
ODES.

0! may 1 find you ever join'd;
But if the Fates my wish deny,

My humble roof come ye pot nigh.
ODE I.

The spell works on : yet stop the day
While in the house of sleep I stay.
About me swells the sudden grove,

The woven arbourette of love;
Fancy, bright and winged maid !

Flow's spring unbidden o'er the ground,
In thy night-drawn car convey'd

And more than Nature plants around.
O'er the green earth and wide-spread main, Fancy, prolong the kind repose;
A thousand shadows in thy train,

Still, still th' enchanting vision glows;
A varied air-embodied host,

And now I gaze o'er all her charms, To don what shapes thou pleasest most;

Now sink transported in her arms. Brandish no more thy scorpion stings

Oh sacred energy divine ! Around the destin'd couch of kings;

All these enraptur'd scenes are thine. Nor in Rebellion's ghastly size

Hail! copious source of pure delight; A dire gigantic spectre rise:

All hail! thou heaven-revealed rite; Cease, for a while, in rooms of state

Endearing Truth thy train attends, To damp the slumbers of the great;

And thou and meek-ey'd Peace are friends: In Merit's lean-look'd form t'appear,

Closer entwine the magic bow'r; And holla“ traitor" in their car:

Thick rain the rose-empurpled shoirir: Or Freedom's holier garb belie,

The mystic joy impatient flies While Justice grinds her axe fast by:

Th'unhallow'd gaze of vulgar eyes. Nor o'er the miser's eye-lids pour

Unenvied let the rich and great The unrefreshing golden show'r;

Turmoil without, and parcel Fate, Whilst, keen th’ unreal bliss to feel,

Indulging here, in bliss supreme, His breast bedews the ruffian steel.

Might I enjoy the golden dream: With these, (when next thou tak’st thy round) But, ah! the rapture must not stay; The thoughts of guilty Pride confound:

For see! she glides, she glides away. These swell the horrours and affright

Oh Fancy ! why didst thou decoy Of Conscience'keen condemning night.

My thoughts into this dream of joy, For this (nor, gracious pow'r! repine)

Then to forsake me all alone, A gentler ministry be thine:

To mourn the fond delusion gone? Whate'er inspires the poet's theme,

O! back again, benigu, restore Or lover's hope-enliven'd dream.

The pictur'd vision as before.
Monimia's mildest form assume;

Yes, yes: once more I fold my eyes;
Spread o'er thy cheeks her youthful bloom; Arise, ye dear deceits, arise.
Unfold her eyes' unblemish'd rays,

Ideas bland! where do ye rore?
That melt to virtue as we gaze;

Why fades my visionary grove? That Envy's guiltiest wish disarm,

Ye fickle troop of Morpheus' train, And view benign a kindred charm:

Then will you, to the proud and vaia, Call all the Graces from thy store,

From me, fantastic, wing your flight, Till thy creative pow'r be o'er;

Tadorn the dream of false delight? 'Bid her each breathing sweet dispense,

But now, seen in Monimia's air, And robe in her own innocence.

Can you assume a form less fair, My wish is giv'n: the spells begin;

Some idle beauty's wish supply, Th’ideal world awakes within ;

The mimic triumphs of her eye? The lonely void of still repose

Grant all to me this live-long night, Pregnant with some new wonder grows:

Let charms detain the rising light; See, by the twilight of the skies,

For this one night my liveries wear, The beauteous apparition rise;

And I absolve you for the year. Slow in Monimia's form, along

What time your poppy-crowned god Glides to the harmony of song,

Sends his truth-telling scouts abroad,

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