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The light he saw in Albion's happy plains,
Where under cover of a flow'ring thorn,
While Philomel renew'd her warbled it rains,
Th’auspicious fruit of ftoľn embrace was born.
The mountain Dryads feiz'd with joy
The smiling infant to their charge confign’d;
The Doric Mase carefs'd the fav’rite boy;
The hermit Wisdom fior'd his op'ning mind.
As rolling years matur’d his age,
He flourish'd bold and sinewy as his fire;

While the mild passions in his breast assuage ! The fiercer flames of his maternal fire.

Accomplish'd thus, he wing'd his way,
And zealous rolld from pole to pole,
The rolls of right eternal to display,
And warm with patriot thoughts th' aspiring soul.
On desert ifles * 'twas he that rais’d
Those spires that gild the Adriatic wave,
Where Tyranny beheld, amaz'd,
Fair Freedom's temple, where he mark'd her grave.
He steel'd the blunt Bardavian's arms
To burit th’ Iberian's double chain ; *

* Alihough Venice was built a considerable time before de æra here assigned for the birth of Independence, the sepublic had not yet attained to any great degree of power and splendor.

+ The Low Countries were not only oppressed by grievous. taxations, but likewise threatened with the establishment of the inquisition, when the seven provinces revolted, and shook off the yake of Spain.


And cities rear'd, and planted farms,
Won from the skirts of Neptane's wide domaia,
He, with the gen'rous ruftics, fate
On Uris rocks, in close divan, *
And wing'd, that arrow fure as fate
Which afcertain'd the facred rights of man.


Arabia's scorching sands he croft, f
Where blafted Nature pants fupine,
Conductor of her tribes adult,

To Freedom's adamantine thrine;
'And many a Tartar hord forlorn, aghait,
He snatch'd from under fell Oppression's wing';
And taught, amidst the dreary waste,
Th’all-cheering hymns of Liberty to fing.
He virtue finds, like precious ore,
Diffus'd through ev'ry baser mould ;
E'en now he stands on Calvis' rocky lhore,
And turns the drofs of Corsica to gold. S

* Alluding to the well-known story of William Tellaad his associates, the fathers and founders of the confederacy of the Swiss cantons.

of The Arabs, rather than resign their Independency, have often abandoned their habitations, and encountered ali the horrors of the desert.

# From the tyranny of Jenghis Khan, Timur-Bec, and other eastern conquerors, whole tribes of Tartars were used to fiy into the remotest wastes of Cathay, where no army would follow them. I

Ô The noble stand made by Paschal Paoli and his associates against the usurpation of the French king, must endear them to all the sons of Liberty and Independence.

He, guardian genius, taught my youth
Pomp's tinsel'd livery to despise :
My lips, by him chastis’d to truth,
Ne'er paid that homage which the heart denies,

ANTISTROPHE. Those sculptur’d halls my feet shall never tread Where varnish'd Vice aud Vanity combin'd, To dazzle and seduce, their banners spread, And forge vile shackles for the free-born inind : Where Infolence his wrinkled front up-rears, And all the flow'rs of fpurious Fancy blow, And Title his ill-woven chaplet wears, Full often wreath'd around the miscreant's brow; Wherever dimpling Falshood, pert and vain, Presents her cup of state professions' froth, And pale Disease, with all his bloated train, Torments the fons of Gluttony and Sloth.

STROPHE. In Fortune's car behold that minion ride, With either India's glitt'ring fpoils opprest; So moves the fumpter-mule, in harness'd pride, That bears the treasure which he cannot tafte. For him let venal bards disgrace the bay, And hireling minstrels wake the tinkling string; Her sensual snares let faithless Pleasure lay, And all her jingling bells fantastic Folly ring : Disquiet, Doubt, and Dread shall intervene, And Nature still to all her feelings just, Jo vengeance hang a damp on every scene, Shook from the baleful pinions of Disgust.


Nature I'll court in her fequefier'd haunts, By mountain, meadow, fireamlet, grove, or cell, Where the pois’d lark his evening ditty chaunts, And Health, and Peace, and Contemplation dwell. There Study fhall with Solitude recline, And Friendship pledge me to his fellow swains; And Toil and Temperance fedately twine The fender chord that fluttring life fuftains; And fearless Poverty mail guard the door ; And Taste un poild the frugal table spread ; And Indutry supply the humble store ; And Sleep unbrib’d his dews refreshing shed : White-mantled Innocence, ethereal sprite, Shall chale far off the goblins of the night; And Independence o'er the day preside; Propitious power! my patron and my pride,


THE GENEALOGY OF CHRIST, As it is represented on the East Window of Winchester

College Chapel.

Written at Winchester School.
AT once to raise our rev’rence and delight,
To elevate the mind, and please the sight,
To pour in virtue at th' attentive cye,
And waft the foul on wings of ecstacy;
For this the painter's art with nature vies,
And bids the visionary saint arise :
Who views the sacred forms, in thought afpires,
Catches pure zeal, and as he gazes, fires;
Feels the same ardour to his breast convey'd;
Is what he sees, and emulates the flade.

Thy strokes, great Artist, 10 sublime appear,
They check our pleasure with an awful fear;
While through the mortal line the God you traça,
Author himself and Heir of Jelle's race;
In raptures we admire thy hold delign,
And as the subject, own the hand divine.
While through thy work the rising day shall strean,
So long shall last thine honour, praise, and name.
And may thy labours to the Muse impart
Some emanation from her sister art,
To animate the verse, and bid it shine
la colours easy, bright, and strong as thinel

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