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On rifted rocks, the dragon's late abodes,
green reed trembles, and the bulrush nods ;
mead, And boys in flowery bands the tiger lead;2 The steer and lion at one crib shall meet, And harnıless serpents * lick the pilgrim's feet;
9 Isaiah, ch. xli. ver. 19, and ch. Iv. ver. 13.
Ips: lacte domum referent distenta capella
Occidet. • The goats shall bear to the fold their udders distended with milk: nor shall the hertis be afraid of the greatest lions. The serpent shall die, and the herb that conceals poison shall die.'
Isaiah, chap. xi. ver. 6. &c. • The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice den.'
8 CL. lxv. ver. 25.
The smiling infant in his hand shall take
4 Isaiah, ch. lx. ver. 1.
6 The thoughts of Isaiah, which compose the latter part of the poem, are wonderfully elevated, and much above those general exclamations of Virgil, which make the loftiest parts of his Pollio.
Magnus ab integro sæclorum nascitur ordo
Aspice, venturo lætantur ut omnia sæclo! &c. The reader needs only to turn to the passages of Isaiah here cited.
6 Ch. lx. ver. 4.
7 Ch. lx. ver. 3.
8 Ch. 1x. ver. 6.
See Heaven its sparkling portals wide display,
shall waste, the skies in smoke decay,
RIGHT HON. GEORGE LORD LANSDOWN.
Non injussa cano:
te nostræ, Vare, myricæ, Te nemus omne canet: nec Phæbo gratior ulla est, Quam sibi quæ Vari præscripsit pagina nomen.