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Here various motives his ambition raifePow'r, pomp, and fplendour, and the thirst of praife;

There beauty woos him with expanded arms; E'en Bacchanalian madness has its charms.

Nor thefe alone, whofe pleasures, lefs refin'd,
Might well alarm the moft unguarded mind,
Seek to fupplant his inexperienc'd youth,
Or lead him devious from the path of truth;
Hourly allurements on his paffions prefs,
Safe in themselves, but dang'rous in th' excefs.
Hark! how it floats upon the dewy air!
O what a dying, dying clofe was there!
'Tis harmony from yon fequefter'd bow'r,
Sweet harmony, that fooths the midnight
hour!

Long ere the charioteer of day had run
His morning courfe, th' enchantment was be-

gun;

And he fhall gild yon mountain's height again, Ere yet the pleafing toil becomes a pain.

Is this the rugged path, the fteep afcent, That virtue points to? Can a life thus fpent Lead to the blifs the promifes the wife, Detach the foul from earth, and fpeed her to the fkies?

Ye devotees to your ador'd employ,
Enthufiafts, drunk with an unreal joy,
Love makes the mufic of the blett above,
Heav'n's harmony is univerfal love;

And earthly founds, tho' fweet and well combin'd,

And lenient as foft opiates to the mind,
Leave vice and folly unfubdu'd behind.

ON FRIENDSHIP.

What virtue or what mental grace,
But men unqualified and bafe,
Will boaft it their poffeffion;

Profufion apes the noble part
Of liberality of heart,

And dulnefs of difcretion.

If every polifhed gem we find,
Illuminating heart or mind,
Provoke to imitation;

No wonder friendship does the fame,
That jewel of the purest flame,
Or rather conftellation.

No knave but boldly will pretend,
The requifites that form a friend,
A real and a found one;

Nor any fool he would deceive,
But proves as ready to believe,

And dream that he has found one.

Candid and generous and juft,
Boys care but little whom they truft,
An error foon corrected;

For who but learns in riper years,
That man when fmootheft he appears,
Is moft to be fufpected.

But here again a danger lies,
Left having mifemploy'd our eyes,
And taken trash for treafure:

We fhould unwarily conclude,
Friend fhip a falfe ideal good,
A mere Utopian pleasure.

An acquifition rather rare,
Is yet no fubject of defpair,

Nor is it wife complaining,
If either on forbidden ground,
Or where it was not to be found,

We fought without attaining.

No friendship will abide the teft,
That ftands on fordid intereft,

Or mean felf-love erected;
Nor fuch as may a while fubfist,
Between the fot and sensualist,
For vicious ends connected.

Who feeks a friend fhould come difpos'd,
T'exhibit in full bloom difclos'd,
The graces and the beauties,

That form the character he feeks,
For 'tis an union that bespeaks,
Reciprocated duties.

Mutual attention is implied,
And equal truth on either fide,
And conftantly fupported;

'Tis fenfelefs arrogance t'accufe,
Another of finifter views,

Our own as much diftorted.

a whole

crop

of cacao-trees have been known to perish in a fingle night without any visible caufe.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COFFEE-TREE.

THE coffee-tree is a genus of the pentandria monogynia clafs; the flower has one petal, which is funnel shaped; it has five ftamina, which are faftened to the tube, the roundish germen afterwards becomes an oval berry, containing two feeds, in shape like a half a globe, flat on one fide, and convex on the other. This tree originally came from Arabia Felix; but is now cultivated with fuccefs in the Weft-Indies. It is a low tree, even in its native foil, feldom exceeding fixteen or eighteen feet high. In the West- India iflands the negroes are employed to gather the berries; as foon as they change their colour to a dark red, they are fit for gathering. Each negro is provided with a canvas bag,' with a hoop in the mouth of it, to keep it

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