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POETICAL WORKS 
COLLINS, GRAY, AND BEATTIE: 



LORD BVRON'S 

ENGLISH BARDS iRD SCOTCH REVIEWERS, 

HOURS OF IDLENESS, && lie. 




cSwoBjSBMIi G.Ro^E.Slrillril W.Bmmh.Qs 
F. Wrlitb BnHfSrmf; WilHi] ind Sana, VolV: 
a^i&j uda.s. BtiBa, EdCdmrgh. 



CONTRNTS 

TO COLLDf Srs POEBCS. 

Page 
Hie Life of Collins . 3 

OlIINTAL BCLOOUIS. 

Edogoe I. Selim ; or, the Shepherd*! Moral . (j 

II. Hassan; Wythe CameUdiiTar .11 

m. Abn; or, ^GeoigiaB Sultana . . 13 

IV. Agib and Seeander; or, the FugltiTes . M 

Odbs, descr^Te and allegoricd. 

To Pity . . 18 

To Fear . ........ . . ly 

To Simplidtj . . • 31 

Oa the Poetical Character :J3 

Written in the Tear 1746 ^'5 

To Merp7 . . . . ... . ib. 

To Liberty . . . .■ 26 

ToaLady 3Q 

To Erening ....... . . • .32 

To Peace . . . i '. \ •' v- . . . • JS 

The ICanners. An Ode . ' - 34 

The Passions. An Ode for Mnsio . . . .36 
An ^lisde to Sir Thomas Hamner, on his Edition of 
Shakspeare's Worics .39 

Diige in Qymbeline . 44 

Ode on the Death of Mr. Thomson .... 45 
Venes written on a Paper containing a Piece of Bride- 

calce ..•..••.•47 
Aa Ode on the popnlar Superstitions of the Uig^ands 
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FragnMBt on the Death of Mr. Ongr • HB 

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ne Teluv of Genios Kl 

B(ita|ih on Mr. Gray% Mmimmwi In Wettminiter 
Abbey; fay Mr. Matoo 1C5 



CONTENTS 

TO BEATTIE'S FOEBfS. 

Ike Life of Beattie 129 

Ike Minstrel, Book 1 139 

Book II 154 

POKWS. 

Ode to Peace 171 

The I^mph of Melancholy 175 

Xfiitaph on***«« ••••••• .181 

Epita^ih 18a 

Bagy ib. 

8oi« 184 

Betirement 18£ 

Elegy . » 18: 

Ode to Hope 18 

Fygni»o43eranD-Machia ic 

The Haree V 

£piti«h. 2 

OileonLoidH**'sBirtlHUy , , . .i 
To the Bight Hon. lAdy Charlotte Gordon . 

The Hermit 

On Ae R^ortef a Mnnmaent to be erected la West- 
minster Abbey^ to the Memory of a late A\i\}&lqt 

(Ctarebm) 

Jhe Jadgateut of Para . 
Tk» Wolfaad Sttph«4» 



LORD BYHON'S 




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VI 259 

VII 26s 

VIII. . , , , . . . ,9&f 

X 276 

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A Fngment . . CH7 

TiMTear SRK 

Aa Oocaaonal FrologiM r CQu 

Ob die DMdi of Ifr. Fox Cyi 

StaoM to a Lady, with tha Foemi of Camonni . S92 

To M 293 

ToWamaa !^ 

T0U.S.G S92 

Soog ib. 

To 29B 

Tb Maiy. on neelTioc bir Fietare .... 21^ 

DuMBtas 300 

To Marion ib. 

OKarofAlra 302 

To t]M Doke of D. 312 

TtASflLATIOlIB AND IMITATIONS. 

Adrian't Addron to bit Soul, wh«Q dying . 319 

l^ndarion ib. 

TVaiwIorion from CatoUiu ib. 

TVamlattiin of tba Epitaph on Virgil and TJbqllus . 320 

Tmidation from Catnllu ib. 

Imitatod fitim Catollos 321 

TynnilatioD from AnacrooB. Tohialom . 32S 
Oddin. • .^a^ 

Riywwri of School EzordMf . • • . ^^ 

J^piaode ofNiouB and Eoiyalus . « • ^""^^ 

^>»*«tfai iixm tho Medea of Enri^a«s • ^»^ 



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,CAL WORKS 



THE UPE 

OP 

WILLIAM COLLINS. 



uiAM Collins was born at Chichester, oa die S5th 
oember, aboat 17S0. His father was a hatter, of food 
ition. He was, in 1733, as Dr.Warton has kindly in- 
d me, admitted scholar of Winchester College, where 
IS educated by Dr. Barton. His English exercises 
better than his Latin. 

first courted the notice of the pobMc by some verses 
iady weeping,' published in the Gentleman's Magasine. 
1740, he stood first in the list of the scholars to be re- 
d in soccesaion at New College ; but unh^>pily there 
K> vacancy. This was the original misfortune of his 
He became a Commoner of Queen's College, probably 
a scanty maintenance ; but was in about half a year 
Ml a demy of Magdalen College, where he continued 
e had taken a bachelor's degree, and then suddenly left 
nhrersitj ; for what reason I know not that he told. 
I now (about 1744) came to London a literary adren- 
, with maoy projects in his head, and very little money 
s podcet. He designed many vorks ; but his great 
was irresolution, or the frequent calls of immediate 
iUy broke his schemes, and suffered him to pursue no 
d purpose. A man, doubtful of his dinner, or trem- 

at a creditor, is not much disposed to ab&tnc^ftd 
(atioov or remote iDquiries. He pabVi&\ied pTO^%^% 
HUtctjr of the Revival of Learning •, and 1 Yvwnv 
Mb ^poMk with great kindness of Leo Hoa TcalV, wcv 
w mmtmeDt of hia tasteless saccessoT. 'BmI V^ 



le's Poetics, wliich he engaged to write with 
intary, advanced as much money at enabled 
into the coontry. He shewed me the gniaeaa 
d. Soon afterward his nncle, Mr. Martin, a 
nel, left him about two thoosand pounds ; a 
»llios conld scarcely think ezhaoatiblc, and 
lot live to ezhanst. The goineas were then 
i translation neglected, 
not bom for happiness : C(dlins, who, whil* 
live, felt no evil but poverty, no sooner Mv^ci 
his life was assailed by more dreadfU cal&- 
and insanity. 

lerly written his character, while peihaps it 
listioctly impressed upon my memory, I shall 

I was a man of extensive literatvre, and of 
Jes. He was acquainted not only with the 
I, bat with the Italian, French, and Spanish 
e had employed his mind chiefly open works 
subjects of fancy ; and, by indnlgifig soom 
of thonKht, was eminently deliflhted with 



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LIFE OF COLLINS. 5 

not always attained. Yet, as diligence is never \v-holl y 

t, if his efforts sometimes caused hamhness and obscur i t \- . 
My likewise produced in lumpier moments sublimity ami 
splendour. This idea which he bad formed of excellcucc. 
led him to oriental ficticms and allegorical imagery : and, 
perhaps, while he was intent npoo description, he did uut 
snfficwmtly cultivate sentiment. His poems are the pro- 
ductions of a mind not deficient in fire, nor unfumisht^ 
with knowledc^ either of books or life, but somewhat oh- 
stracted in its progress by deviation in quest of mistaken 
beantiM. 

* His morals were pore, and his opinions pious : in a long 
oontiimancif of poverty, and long habits of dissipation, it 
oaanot be expected that any character should be exactly 
udfiMrm. There is a degree of want by which the freedom 
of agency is almost destroyed : and long association with 
fortidCoas companions will at last relax the strictness of truth 
and abate the fervour of sincerity. That this man, wise 
and virtoous as he was, passed always unentangled through 
the ioares of life, it would be prejudice and temerity to af- 
firm ; bat it may be said that at least he preserved the source 
of aetioQ unpolluted, that his principles were never shaken. 
that his distinctions of ri^t and wrong were never con- 
fbonded, and that his faults had nothing of malignity or de- 
sign, bat proceeded from some uneapected pressure, or ca- 
mul tampCatimi. 

' The latter part of his life cannot be remembered but with 
pi^ and sadness. He languished some years under that 
digression of mind which unchains the faculties without 
destroying than, and leaves reason the knowledge of right, 
witfaoot the power of pursuing it. These clouds which he 
perocived gathering on his intellects, he endeavoured to dis- 
perse by travel, and passed into France: but found himself 
ooosorained to yield to his malady, and returned. He was 
for aome time confined in a house of lunatics, and afterward 
retired to the 6are of his sister in Chichester, where death, 
in 1756, came to his relief. 

' After his return from France, the writer of this charac- 
ter paid him a visit at Islington, where he wtA waixitv^^^t 
his aisfier, whom be bad directed to meet \iua : \\x«Te 'V^'% 
tbea nothing of disorder discernible in his tnind by asfj >iv 
himself; but be bad withdrawn from study, mvOl VT;x.v<tV 



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UFE or COLLIKS. 

TO MISS AURELIA 
On her weeping at her Si$ter*s Jf'edd'wg. 

Cease, fair Anrelia, cease to moarn ; 

Lament not Hannah's happy state,: 
Too maj be hxpfj in year turn. 

And seise the treasure yon regret. 

With Lore united Hymen stands, 
And softly whispers to your charms, — 

' Meet bat your lover in my bands. 
Ton 11 find your sister in his arms.' 

A momiment has beoi erected by public sobscription 
to Collins. He is r^resemted as just recovered from a vild 
fit <tf phrensy, to which he was sobject, and in a calm and 
raelining poatore, seeking refhge firomhis misfortunes in the 
Twmtftln****'** of the Go^iel, while his lyre and one of the 
first of his poems lieneglected on thegroiind,&c. The^hole 
was ezecoiedbyllazman, at that time lately returned from 
Rome : die following most excellent epitaph was written by 
Mr. Hayley. 

Ye who the merits of the dead revere. 
Who hold misfortune's sacred genius dear. 
Regard this tomb, where Collins, hapless name. 
Solicits kindness with a double claim. 
Thoo^ Natmne gave him, and though Science taught 
The fire of Fancy, and the reach of thought, 
Severdy doon'd to Penury's eztoeme. 
He pasa'd in madd'ning pain life's fev'rish dream. 
While rays of genius only served to shew 
The thlck*ning horror, and exalt his woe. 
Ye walls, that eoho'd to his frantic moan, 
Goard the due records of this grateful stone ; 
Strangers to him, enambur'd of his lays. 
This fond memorial to his talents raise. 
For this the ashes of a bard require. 
Who tonch'd the tend'rest notes of Pity's lyre ; 
Who join'd pure faith to strong poetic powers, 
Who, in reviving Heason's lucid hours, 
Sou^t on one book bis troubled mind to rest, 
And r^Ujr deem'd the book of God the beat. 



pleasing, distant 

rook, or wander on the strandj 

rOI, or penetrate the trore. 

ills, firom Fortiea*t spreading ware, 
tttria's lonelj walls I stray ; 
Foe^s Tcoeratad grave 
f tribute of respect to pay. 

pairement of die aolemn ftne, 
rode stones tlwft crowd die' adjoining qwoe, 
pot I seek: bokieekin Taixh— 
ask-^for none can point the place. 

die eye whose qjidtk observant glance 
siy nobler^ every rairer form ? 
kill'd ear that sonnd^s sweet charms wtrance, 
bnd breast widi generous passion warm ? 

. the power eadi image to portray, 
er widi force each fcding to express? 
the hope th^ throui^ lifc*s Utde day, 
with though of future fune can bless. 

—'■ *^««»a th* inseulptnred tomb. 



ORIENTAL ECLOGUES. 

ECLOGUE I. 
3ELIM; OB, the: SHEPHERD-:^ IIORAI 
««— A Valley nwiBiwlnt. IVn/l— The Morn 



iBd he&t how ihepherdd pi 




m tbU Ugbu jaa, 
ndtrny deUciimi to your t^^e* -, 
Oute doireni her fnisrent Vaaftis Ix 
» ifco loFB that LingB Aeliglu w to 



ermine beautify the skin : 
seaire to role, be first her care 
Tirtue that adoraa the fair ; 
r pasfdon man delights to find, 
terfectioni of a female mind ! 

ere the days when 'Wisdom held her rtign* 
irds sought her on the silent plain ; 
I she wedded in the secret grove, 
'ruth ! and daughters bless*d thdr lore. 

, fJEdr maids 1 ye Virtues, come away, 
ce and Pl«nty lead you on your way ! 
shrub for 3ron shall lore our shore, 
;cll'd, or .Axaby, no more. 

our ^elds, for so the Fates ordain, 
cserters shall return again. 
J, whose thoughts as limpid springs are 
i train, sweet Modesty, appear : [dear, 

) thy court amidst our rural scene, 
icrd-girls shall own thee for their qiieen: 



THE SHEPHERD'S MORAL. 1 1 

i Lore, tiia last : by these yomr hearts appro vo. 
oese are the Tirtnes that miut lead to love.' 

Thus song the swain; and ancient legends .«ay, 
The maids oi Bagdat verified the lay : 
Dear to the plains, the Yirtoes came along, 
The shepherds loved, and Selim bless'd his suDg. 



ECLOGUE II. 

HASSAN: OR, THE CAMEL-DRIVER, 
^ceice — ^The Desert T^fane— Mid-day. 

Is silent horror o*er the hoondless waste 

The driver Hassan with his camels XMurt ; 

One craise ci water on his back, he bore. 

And his liglit scrip contain*d a scanty store ; 

A fan of painted feathers in his hand, 

To gnaid his shaded fece from scorching sand. 

The sultry son had gain'd the middle sky. 

And not a tree, and not an herb was nigh ; 

The beasts, with pain, their dusty way pursue, 

Shrill roar'd the winds, and dreary was the >icw ! 

WiOi desperate sorrow wild, th* affrighted man 

Thrice sigh'd, thrice struck, his breast, and thus began : 

' Sad was the hour, and luckless was the day. 

When first from Schirax* walls I bent my way ! 

' Ah ! little thought I of tiie blasting wind. 
The thirst or pinching hunger that I find I 
Bethink thee, Hassan, where shall thirst assuago. 
When fails ^is cruise, his unrelenttng rage t 
Soon shall this scrip its precious load resign ; 
Then what but tears and hunger shall be thine ? 

' Ye mate companions of my toils, that bear 
In an my grie£i a more than equal share I 
Here, where no spriqgs in muimura break. aL'wvx'^' ^ 
Or mamt - CMO Wu 'd ibantains mitigata thfi da^ > 
In rain ye hope the dear delights to Ilaont, 
Whhh plains more West, or verdaxit -vaiea \>^*^^^^ 



me gold and suvtoA .. 
to follow far latigtung trade : 
:aoe oatshines tiie nlrer store, 
» dearer than the golden ore : 
y tempts ns o'er the desert brown, 
distant mart and wealthy town, 
we tempt the land, and oft die sea ; 
we only yet repaid by thee ? 
ly was min so attractive made ? 
/ fond man so easily betray*d t 
leed we not, while mad we haste along, 
3ntle voice of Peace, or Pleasure's song ? 
lerefore diink tiie flowery mountain's side, 
oimtain's mnrmnirs, and the valley's pride, 
think we tbeae less pleasing to behold 
dreary deserts, if they lead to gold 1 
d was the hoar, and luckless was the day, 
tien first from Schiraz' walls I bent my way I 

h cease, my fears ! — all frantic as I go, 
'^'^norht creates tmnnmber'd scenes of woe ; 
'-'•rage I meet! — 
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S^*"* ejeffliB' towers 5u 

^...^a'»^^» ^ rt.e level g'®®''!^- gUde, 

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ight, the vales and echoing groves among : 
th he found, and woo'dthe'raral maid ; 
ew th^ monarch, and with fear obey'd. 
ivery youth like royal Abbas moved, 
every Georgian maid like Abra loved !* 
oyal lover bore her from the plain ; 
11 her crook and bleating flock remain : 
she went, she backward tum'd her view, 
de that crook and bleating flock adieu. 
ax>py maid! to other scenes remove, 
er scenes of golden power and love i 
ve the idmple pipe, and shepherd's strain ; 
ove delight thee, and with Abbas reign, 
every youth like royal Abbas moved, 
every Georgian maid like Abra loved !' 
midst the blaze of courts she flx*d her love 
cool fountain, or the shady grove ; 
ith the shepherd's innocence her mind 
sweet vale and flowery mead inclined ; 
t as Spring renew*d the plains with flowers. 



THE GEORGIAN SULTANA. IS 

And oft the royal lover left the care 
And thorns of state, attendant on the fair ; 
Oft to the shades and low-roof d cots retired, 
Or Moght the rale -where first his heart was Areil : 
A russet mantle, like a ^rain, he wore, 
And thought of crowns and busy courts uo mort-. 
' Be every youth like royal Abhas moved. 
And every Georgian maid like Abra loved !* 

Blest was fhe life that royal Abbas led : 
Sweet was his love, and innocent his bed. 
What if in wealth the noble maid excel $ 
The simple shepherd girl can love as well. 
Let those who rule on Persia's jewell'd throne 
Be famed for love, and gentlest love alone ; 
Or wreath, like Abbas, full of fair renown, 
The lover's myrtle with the warrior's crown. 
happy days I the maids around her say ; 
haste, profuse of blessings, haste away ! 
' Be every youth like royal Abbas moved. 
And every Georgian maid like Abra loved !* 



ECLOGUE IV. 



AGIBAND SEGANDER; OR, THE 
FUGITIVES. 

Scene — A Mountain in Circassia. 7!{me— Midiii|:lit. 

\n fair Circassia, where, to love inclined, 
Each swain was blest, for every maid was kind ; 
At that still hour, when awful midnight reigns. 
And none hut wretches haunt the twilight plains ; 
What time the Moon had hung her lamp on high. 
And past in radiance through the cloudless sky ; 
Sad o'er the dews two brother shepherds fled. 
Where wildering fear and desperate sorrow led : 
Fast as they prest tiielr flight, behind thein\n:^ 
Wild ravaged plaint!, and ralleys stole «wvs. 
Aloog tbemountain'B bending sides the^ t«u, 
na, Aintaad weak, Secander thus hecui *. 



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THE FUOinyES. 17 

No more th« •hepherds' whitening tenti appear, 
Nor the kind prodoctB of a boonteona year ; 
No more the date, with snowy bloasoms crown'd ! 
But Ruin qpreads her balefol flres aroond.* 

SBcmmder, 

* In Tain Citciirii hoasta her spicy grores. 
For ever funed tor pore and happy lores : 
In Tain ehe boasts her fidiest of the fair, 

Their eyesP blae languish, and tiieir gidden hair. 
Those eyes in tean dislr fhdtless grief most send ; 
Those haiiB die Tartar^ crad hand shaQ rend.' 

AgU». 

* Ye Georgian swains, that pileoas leam from far 
Circassia*s rain, and the waste of war : 

Sane weightier anas than orooks and staflb prepare* 

To shield yotur harvests, and defend your ftdr : 

The Tnrk and Tartar like designs piinnie» 

Fix'd to destroy, and steadftst to imdo. 

Wild ae his bnd, in native deserts hred» 

By lust incited, or by malice led. 

The villain Arab, as he prowls for prey, 

Ofl marks wiih blood and wasting flames the way ; 

Yet none so croel as the Tsrtar foe. 

To deatib inured, and norsed in scenes of woe.' 

He said : when loud along tiie vale was heard 
A shriller shriek, and nearer fires appear'd. 
Th' aflHi^tM shepherds through the dews of night. 
Wide o'er die momilight hiUs renew'd their flight. 



. balmy hands his wounds to bind, 
d charm his frantic woe ; 
n first Distress, with dagger keen, 
e forth to waste his destined scene, 
a wild unsated foe ! 

>ella's* bard, a magic name, 

U the griefs his thought could frame, 

;ceive my humble rite : 

$, Pity, let the nations -view 

sky-worn robes of tenderest blue, 

id eyes of dewy light ! 

wherefore need I wander wide 

»ld Ilissus' distant side, 

eserted stream, and mute t 

d Amnt too has heard thy strains, 

I Echo, midst my native plains, 

een soothed by Pity's lute. 

tre first the wren thy myrtles shed ' 

gentlest Otway^s infant head, 

him thy cell was shewn ; 



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Who •'^*V.a,t the ""^^ .*««> 



Uher Bg»»» W^^^ldm to feel . 
tai 1.0 Tear, »>» 

TO SIMPUCITV. 
^*^ l^dieBt cbUd, ^ra of aoug ' 

i»yrfi£^^;i^'»weei. 



sa iny nana lo range uieir urueru uucb* 

le Rome could none esteem 

yirtue's patriot theme, 

ived her hills, and led her lamreate hand ; 

staid to sing alone 

ne distingnish'd tiiron'e, 

am'd thy face, and fled her alter'd land. 

more, in hall or bower, 

^passions own tiiy power, 

only Lore, her forceless nmnbers mean ; 

thou hast left her shrine, 

' oUve more, nor Tine, 

gain thy feet to bless the serrile scene. 

ugh taste, though genius, bless 

}ome diyine excess, 

's the cold work tiU thou inspire the whole : 

lat each, what all supply, 

y oourt, may charm our eye, 

! only thou canst raise the meeting aoul ! 

-hpAP. Ip.t others ask. 



ON THE POETICAL CHARACTER. 

ki once, if not with light regard, 
[ read aright that gifted bard 
Him whose school aboye the rest 
lis lorelieBt Elfin qneen has Uest), 
)ne, only one, nnriyall'd Hix,* 
IGght hope the magic girdle wear, ' 
it solemn tomey hnng on high, 
rhe wish of each love-darting eye. 

Lo ! to eadi other nymph in torn applied, 

As if, in air unseen, some hovering hand, 
Some chaste and ang^-friend to virgin-fune. 

With whisper'd spell had bnrstthe starting band, 
[t left nnblest her loathed dishonour'd side ; 
Happier, hopeless feur, if never 
Her baffled hand with vain endeavour 
Bad touched that fatal xone to her denied ! 

foong Fancy thus, to me divinest name, 
To whom, prepared and bathed in heaven. 
The oest of amplest jKrwer is given. 
To few the god-like gift assigns, 
To gird their blest prophetic loins, 
id gaxe her visions vdld, and feel onmix'd her 

flame, 
"he band, as fairy legends say, 
7as wove on that creating day, 
en He, who call'd wdth thought to birth 
tented sky, this laughing earth, 
drest with springs, and forests tall, 
poor'd the main engirting all, 
by the loved enthusiast woo'd, 
elf in some diviner mood, 
<Ag, sat wdth her alone, 
ilaoed her on his sapphire throne, 
biles, the vaulted shrine around, 
dc wires were heard to sound, 
nblimest triumph swelling, 
1 lore and mercy dwelling; 
. £rom out the veiling cloud, 
Fktrinel, See Speiuer, Leg, 4t!u 



ODE, 
TBN IN THB YSAR MDOCXLVI. 

tiie brsfe, who sink to rest, 
or eaoMktry'B wislies blast I 
mg, with dewy fingers c<dd, 
deck tfietr haUnw'd mould, 
t shall dress a sweeter sod 
aoy*s liset hare ever trod. 

hands tiieir knell is rung, 

IS nnseen their dirge is song : 

lononr comes, a pilgrim gray, 
s the torf Uiat wraps their clay, 
reedom shall awhile repair, 
all a weepng hekmit there ! 



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3 
1 



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TO MEROY. 

Strophe. 

[ou t who sitf St a smiling bride 
f Yahrar's and'd and awful side, 
lest of sky-born forms, and best adored : 
tio oft, with songs, diyine to hear, 
Inn'st from his fattd grasp the spear, 
hidest in wreaths of flowers his bloodless sword ! 
on. who, amidst the deathfnl field, 
f godlike diiefs alone beheld, 
uriih thy bosom bare art found, 
ding for him, the yonth who sinks to ground : 
e, Mercy, see I with pure and loaded hands, 
fore thy shrine my country's Crenios stands, 
decks thy altar still, thoni^ pierced with msny 
a wound! 

^fitistrophe* 
«n be whom erea our joy a pioyoke, 
fiend of Nature, join'dbie yote, 

C 



I 



WW M . 



ra shalt rale oar que^n, and share our 
onarch's throne ! 



TO LIBERTY. 

Strophe. 
shall awake the Spartan fife. 



call in solemn sounds to life 
ths, whose locks divinely spreading, 
emal hyacinths in snllen hue, 
the breath of fear and yirtue shedding, 
.uding Freedom loved of old to view f 
lat new Alcsras, fancy-blest, 
all sing the sword, in myrtles drest, 
isdom's shrine awhile its flame ccmceaUng, 
place so fit to seal a deed renown'd t) 
he her bri^test lightnings round revealing, 
'd in glory forth, and dealt her prompted 
Goddess! in that feeling hour, [wound I 

•> ^nmt itn aounds would court thy ears. 



TO UBERTY. 

£fode I, 

. e'en, where'er the lea^t appear'd, 
admixing WYvld thy hand revered: 
11, 'midst ^e scatter'4 statea around, 
me remnants of her strength were found : 
ley saw, hy what escaped the storm, 
ow wondrous rose her perfect form, 
low in ti&e great, Ae laboor'd whole, 
iicfa mighty mairter ponr'd his soul I 
ht sonny Florence, seat of art. 
Beneath her rines preserved a part, 
1^ they, whom Scienoe loved to name, 
((Hi I who could fear itt) qnench'd her flame. 
And lo, an hombler relic laid 
In jealous Pisa's olive shade ! 
See small Marino joins the theme, 
Thooj^ least, not last in thy esteem ; 
Strike, louder strike, th' ennobling strings 
To thoee, whose merchantsons were kings ; 
To him, who deck*d wiOi pearly pride. 
In Adria weds his green-hair'd bride : 
HaU, port of glory, wealth, and pleasure ! 
Ne'er let me change this Lydian measure ; 
Nor e'er her former pride relate. 
To nA Uguria's bleeding state. 
Ah, no! more pleased thy haunts I seek. 
On wild Helvetia's mormtains bleak : 
(Where, when tfie favoured of thy choice. 
The daring archer heard thy voice ; 
Fordi from his eyrie roused in dread. 
The ravening eagle northward fled.) 
Or dwell in wiUow'd meads more near, 
Witii those* to whom thy stork is dear : 
Those whom the rod of Alva bruised, 
Whose crown a British queen refused, 

• The Dutch, amongst vliom there are very terere 
for those who arecoaricted of killing thU bird, TVi« 
taae in aJmott *J1 tbdr town*, aud particularX^ ?kl 
^tbe anu of which Uuj make a part. The comvp 
AolfaMf afv mU to entertain a saperatiUoas ««uVi 

SSSSziJSS ^"° ■****"*** become exxinc' 



iin link-'d to nu now au*v*i^ , 

between, nor difik sublime and hoary, 
with nnwet feet through all our land. 
le blown Baltic then, they say, 
wild waves found another way, 
rca« howls, his wolfish mountains rounding ; 
the banded west at once 'gan rise, 
rild Sturm even Nature's self confounding, 
ring her giant sons with strange uncouth 
surprise. 

illar'd earth, so firm and wide, 
winds and inward labours torn, ' 

mders dread was push'd aside, * 
1 down the shouldering billows borne. 
ee like gems her laughing train, 
i little isles on erery side ; 
once hid from those who search tfie main, 
re thousand elfin shapes alnde, 
ight, who checks the westering tide, 
hee consenting Heaven has each bestow'd, 
ittendant on her sovereign pride : 

-- -' ^« -K-owed. [abode. 



TO LIBERTY. s 90 

Epode II, 

too. His said, an lioary pile, 
die green na^el of our isle, 
sine in some religions wood, 
■enforcing Goddess ! stood ; 
oft ti&e painted native's feet 
waot thy form celestial meet ; 
1 now with hopeless toil we trace 
backward rolls, to find its place ; 
ler ti&e fiery-treraed Dane, 
man's self, o'ertomed the faoke : 
what heaven-left age it fell ; 
) hard fSor modern song to teU. 
ill, if Truth those beams infuse, 
i guide at once, and charm the Muse, 
d yon braided clouds that lie, 
g ^e light embroidered sk.y. 
It the bright paviliou'd plains 
eanteous model still remains, 
happier than in islands blest, 
irers by Spring or Hebe drest, 
liefiB whofiU our Albion's story, 
irlike weeds, retired in glory, 
their consorted Druids sing 
triumphs to th* immortal string. 

w may the poet now unfold 
: neyer tongue or numbers told ? 
learn, delighted and amazed, 
hands unknown that fabric raised % 
now, before his faT0ur*d eyes, 
vQuc pride it seems to rise ! 
rrecia's graceful orders join, 
tic through the mix*d design : 
ecret builder knew to choose 
sphere-found gem of richest hves : 
e'er heaven's purer mould contains, 
Q nearer suns emblaze its veins ; 
) on the walls the Patriots sight 
ever bang with fresh delight, 
jnred with some proplietic Tage, 
iUuoD'B fame through e'very age. 



ig, enamouru w» *-»^ .--- » 
the tangle* of ^c ^la*'^* 
e loud applauding Bound, 
M shout to liet around, 

mpremely art ttiou We^J ,, 
yJlthou dialt rule the West!' 



TO A LADY, 

^eath of Colonel CharUs Basi, in the JctUm 
at Pontenoy, 

Written May, U45. 

,LE, lo.t to an his fonner «Mrth, 

annia'u genius bends to earth, 

ad mourns the fatal day ; 

Ue stain'd with Wood he strires to tear, 

1.. #*<«Mt \%\m Marsreen nair 




.-•■'■'■ 



ArxxAur* " St 

where'er tlie youth is laid : 
That sacred spot the viUage hind 
With evexy sweetest turf shall bind, 

And Peace protect the shade. 

O'er him, -whose doom thy Tirtoes griere. 
Aerial forms shall sit at ere, 

And bend the pensiye head ! 
And, fall'n to save his injured land. 
Imperial Honoar'H awful hand 

Shall point his londy bed I 

The warlike dead of eyery age. 
Who fill the fair recording page* 

Shan leave their sainted rest : 
And, half reclining on his spear. 
Each wondering chief by tarns appear. 

To hail tiie blooming guest. 

Old Edward's sons, tmknown to yield. 
Shall crowd from Gressy's laurell'd field. 

And gaze with fix'd delight: 
Again for Britain's wrongs they feel. 
Again they snatch the gleamy steel. 

And wish th' ayenging fight. 

But 1o, where, sank in deep despair. 
Her garments torn, her bosom bare, 

Impatient Freedom lies I 
Her matted tresses madly spread. 
To every sod which wraps the dead 

She turns her joyless eyes. 

Ne'er shall she leave that lowly grotmd 
Till notes of triumph bursting round 

Proclaim her reign restcn-ed : 
Tin William seek the sad retreat. 
And, bleeding at her sacred feet. 

Present the sated sword. 

If, weak to soothe so soft a heart, 
l^ese pictured glories nought impart, 

To dry thy constant tear : 
.1/ jet, in SoTTow*a distant ey«, 
Exposed and pale thou see*Bt hixa lie. 
Wild War inaaltitig near ; 



of oaten stop, or pastoral woag, 

if chaste Ere, to soothe thy modest ear 

oke thy own solemn springs, 

hy springs, and dyUig gales; 

. reserved { while now the brighMiair'd son 
m western tent, whose cloudy skirts, 
Vith brede ethereal wore, 
)'erhang his wayy bed : — 

is hush'd, save where the weak^e]^ hat 
)rt shrill shriek flits by on leathern wing ; 
Or where the ))eetle winds 
His small but sullen horn, 

3 rises 'midst the twilig)kt pati^ 
the pilgrim borne in heedless hum : 
Now teach me, maid ocmiposed. 
To breathe some scften'd strain, 

lumbers, stealing through thy darkening vale, 
: unseemly with its stillneaa suit. 
As, musing slow, I hail 



to PUCK, 38 

m let me roye aome wild and heathy scene, 
JT find some rain 'midst its dreary deUs, 
Whose walls more awfnl nod 
fiy thy religions gleams. 

Or, if chin Unsfring winds, or dziying rain. 
Prevent my willing feet, be mine the hut. 
That, frran the mountain's side. 
Views wilds and swelling floods. 

And hamlets hrown, and dim-discorer'd spires. 
And hears their simple bell, and marks o'er all 

Thy dewy fingers jbraw 

The gradual dusky veil. 

While Spring shall poor his showers, as oft he wont, 
And bathe thy breathing tresses, meekest Eve ! 

While Summer loves to sport 

Beneath thy lingering light : 

While sallow Autumn fills thy lap with leaves; 
Or Winter, yelling through the troublous air, 

Affrights thy shrinking train. 

And rudely rends thy robes : 

So long, regardful of thy quiet rule, 

Shan Fkncy, Friendship, Science, smiling Peace, 

Thy gentlest influence own. 

And love thy favourite name I 



TO PEACE. 



O THOU ! who badest thy turtles bear 
Swift firom his grasp thy gulden hair. 

And soughfst thy native skies ; 
When War, by vultures drawn from far. 
To Britain bent his iron car. 

And bade hu storms arise \ 

Tired ofbia rude tjnranmc away. 
Our youth shall fix some fesUxe d«5. 



)ther8 court thy transient smile, 
come to grace thy western isle, 
y warlike Homofar led; 
, while aromid her ports rqoice, 
le all her sons adore thy choice, 
rith him for erer wed ! 



THE MANNERS. 

LL, for clearer ken design'd, 
4i8Cover*d tracts of mind ; 
rhich, from action's patfis retired, 
it search in vain required ! 
! my sail that deep explores, 
5 I search those magic shoves, 
gions part the world of soul, 
ice thy streams, Opinion, roll : 
round such fairy field, 
)wer impart the spear and shield. 




,B» HAS***'- 
^a the »«**^,_- rtilet , 

- # AUadiog » *"" 



T6 DOOll» irwiu w*»»»i»» p»»/v«rt»«* 

ef ul thought, each prompted deed ; 

n thee I hope to feel, 

y heart imprint thy seal f 

Tetreatix^; Cynic find 

torn'd scrolls I leare behind; 

ts and I this hour agree, 

hy scene-fall world with thee I 



THE PASSIONS. 

AN ODK FOR MUSIC. 

dusic, heayenly maid, was young, 

Bt in early Greece she sung, 

sions oft, to hear her shell, 

I around her magic cell, 

r, trembling, raging, fainting, 

beyond the Muse^s painting ; 



ing rannela join'd the eoond ; 

glades and glooms the mingled mearare taHoLtt 

some haunted tftreams with fond delay, 

i an holy calm difiVudng, 

of peace and lonely muung, 

)w mormnn died away. 

how altered was its sprit^tlier tone ( 
leerfiilness, a nymph of healthiest hoe, 
ff across her shoulders flung, 
Jns gemm'd with morning deW} 
a inspiring air that dale and thicket rung, 
lunter's call, to Faun and Dryad known. 
Town'd Sisters, and their chaste-eyed Queen, 
id Sylvan boys were seen, 
from forth their alle]^^ green ; 
Sxercise rejoiced to hear, ' 
rt leapt up, and seized Ids beechen spear. 

le Joy's ecstatic trial ; 

vith vain crown adTandsg, 

3 the lively pipe his hand addrest ; 



THE PASS^IONS. 

rfe I ^piiers-defloended maid, 
I of Plearare, Wiudom'i aid I 
goddoMy why, to us demed, 
t ihaa thy ancient lyre aaida t 
tiiat loTcd Athenian bower, 
sam'd an all-comnianding power, 
dmic aonl, O nymph endear'd ! 
reU recall- what tilien it heard. 
B ia thy natire nmple heart, 
e to Yirtae, Fancy, Art f 
as in that elder time, 
I, energetic, chaste, saUime I 
bonders, in that god-like age, 
ly recording Sister's page — 
lid, and I believe the tale, 
nmblest reed cotild more prevail, 
aore of strength, diviner rage, 
all which charms this laggard age ; 
in at once together found 
a*i mingled world of sound— 
our vain endeavours cease, 
e the just designs of Greece : 
n in all Ihy simple state ! 
m the tales her sons relate I 



AN EPISTLE, 

BSSED TO SIR THOMAS HANMER, 

his Edition ofShakspeare*s Works. 

om to bring the Muse's happier days, 

I hand protects a poet's la3^, 

rsed by you she sees her myrtles bloom 

1 nnwither'd o'er his honotu^d tomb; 

Br doubts, if yet she fears to teW 

•at transports in her bosom awoW*. 

doua awe she hears the cxlUc'a i«tne, 

mg hides her wreath at S\iakB^"WN? a"*^*"^ 



»e alone unequal dealt her rage, 

jced with noblest pomp her earliest stage. 

ed through time, the speaking scenes impart 

.angefol wish of Phaedra's tortured heart : 

t the curse that marked the *Thehan's reign, 

icestuous, and a father slain. 

nd concern our pitying eyes o*erfloWf 

le sad tale» and own another's woe* 

)me removed, with wit secure to please^ 

aic sisters kept dieir natire ease : 

•alous fear declining Greece beheld 

n Menander's art almost excelled I , 

3ry Muse essay'd to raise in rain - 

abour'd rival of her tragic strain ; 

' laurels, though transferred with toil^ 

i their fair leaves, nor knew th' unfriendly soil. 

rts expired, resistless Dulness rose ; 
priests, orYandals, — all were Learning's foes, 
dius first recall'd eadi exiled maid, 
osmo own'd them in th' Etrurian shade : 



ilB THOM A8 HANMER. 41 

m loUoii mmt appear at length, 
Acy, and Athenian atrenftii : 
Mnie Elisa't reign adorn, 
Shakapeare to her fame be bom ! 

so bri^t her moming*a openfaig ray, 
r Britain hoped an equal day ! 
. growth the western iale could bear, 
Khaoated with too rich a year. 
/ Jomaon knew 1^ critic's part ; 
a him was almost lost in art. 
; mould the gentle Fletdier came, 
t in order, as the next in name. 
«a8'd attention 'midst his scenes we And 
jawing thou^t tiiat wanns the female mind ; 
lelting sigh, and erery tender tear, 
rer's wishes, and the -virgin's fear. 
;Tery strain the Smiles and Gracee own : 
Wronger Shakspeare felt for man alone : 
n by his pen, our ruder passions stand 
nxiTall'd picture of his early hand. 



f 



I. 



'Mk gradual steps, and slow, exacter France 

Arfs fair empire o'er her shores adrance : ^ 

ength of toil a bright perfection knew, 

Bctly bold, and just in all she drew ; 

ate Gomeille, with ^liucan's spirit fired, 

thed the free strain, as Rome and he inspired : 

dassic Judgment gain'd to sweet Racine \ 

temperate strength of Maro's chaster line. I| 

it wilder £u the British laurel spread, >^ 

wreaths less artftil crown our poet's head. ]' 

he alone to erery scene could give 
liistorian's truth, and bid the manners live, 
jed at his call, I view with glad surprise 
Mrtic forms of mighty monarchs rise. 

rhelr cfaarscteri are thus diatiDfuished bj Mr. Drydeo. 
boot the time of Shalupewtre, the poet Hardy waa in great 
« in France. He wrote, according to FoateneUe. %Vil. vvww- 
plajt. The French pceu after nlm appUed ii!bem«^\^«« 



aenJ ta tite correct improrement of the ftt&Ke. 'w^^Vc>^ "w^* 
t^MMUjrditngarded by those of our own couutrj , iow%^^>^ 

/ Tbe /krourite author of the elder CottxeiWe. 



le weak aword, and break th' oppresdye spear I 

e'er we tarn, by Fancy charm'd, we find 
veet illusion of the cheated mind, 
d of wing, she calls the soul to roTe 
lunbler Nature in the rural grore ; 
swains contented own the quiet soene» 
iligbt fairies tread the circled green : 
by her hand the woods and Talleys smile» 
ring diff^ve decks th' enchanted isle* 

re than all in powerful genius blest, 

take thine empire o'er the willing breast ! 

er the wounds this youthful heart shall lieel» 

ags support me, and thy morals heal ! 

ivcry thooght the poet's warmth may raise, 

liitive music dwells in all the lays. 

ght some verse with happiest skill persuade 

sive Picture to adopt thine aid ! 

KTondrous draughts might rise from every page I 

3tber Raphaels charm a distant age I 



SIR tHOMAS HANMER. 4S 

diey press he calls on all annomd, 

i torn robe> and points the bleeding wound. 

'ho* is he, whose brows exalted bear 

i impatient, and a fiercer air f 

to all that injured worth can feel, 

>wn Rome he turns th' ayenging steel : 

D not war's insatiate fury fall 

.Ten ordains it) on the destxn'd walL 

fbnd mother, *niidst ihe plaintiTe train, 

a his knees, and prostrate on the plain ! 

to the sonl, in yain he striyes to hid^ 

'■ affection in the Roman's pride : 

Hie man conflicting passions rise, 

aspe the sword, while Pity melts the eyes. 

generoos Critic, as thy bard inspires, 
er Arts shall nurse their drooping fires ; 
mi his scenes her stores alternate bring, 
ae fiair tints, or wake the yocal string : 
ibyl-leaves, the sport of eyery wind 
its erer were a careless kind), 
disposed, no farther toil demand, 
t to Natore, own thy forming hand. 

read o'er Greece, th' harmonious whole un- 
known, 
omer's numbers charm'd by parts alone, 
vn Ulysses scarce had wander'd more, 
Is and waters cast un every shore : 
rais'd by Fate, some former Hanmer join'd 
anteous image of the boundless mind : 
e, like thee, his Athens eyer claim 
dliance witli the Poet's name. 

lanw. See Mr. Spence's dialogue od the OdytMy. 



erFideU 



\xxmg 

IB* 



ve: 



sen, 
dew! 



ven, 
urtlaid. 

rain. 



ODE 

ON 

THE DEATH OF MR. THOMSON. 

Tkt Scene of the following Stanza* is supposed to 
lie on the Thames, near Biehmond. 

I. 

In yonder grare a Braid lies. 
Where slowly winds the stealing ware ! 

The year's hest sweets shall dnteons rise 
To deck its poet's sylran graTe ! 

II. 

In yon deep bed of whispering reeds 

His airy harp* shall now be laid ; 
That he, whose heart in sorrow bleeds, 

May lore through life Hie soothing diade. 

III. 

Then maids and youths shall linger here ; 

And while its sounds at distance swell, 
ShaU sadly seem in Pity's ear 

To hear tho woodland pilgrim*s kneU. 

IV. 

Remembrance oft shall haunt the shore 
When Thames in summer wreaths is drest ; 

And oft suspend the dashing oar 
To bid fau gentle spirit rest ! 

V. 

And oft as Ease and Health retire 

To breezy lawn, or forest deep, 
The friend shall view yon whiteaingt spire, 

And 'mid the varied landscape weep. 

onSoiJ**^ «'-*<>'«>§, of which see a descrVpUou VtvVYifc ^^"'^ 
t Aichmood churcU, 



11 floorn vay y 

him, swe^t bard, may Fancy die, 

1 Joy desert the blooming year. 

VIIL 

hou, lorn ftream, whoM sullen tide 
sedge-crown'd sisters now attend, 
waft me from the green hill's side, 
tiose cold turf hides the buried friend ! 

IX. 

see, the fairy Ta]le3rs fade, 
m Night has yeil'd the solemn Tiew f 
once again, dear parted shade, 
eek. Nature's child, again adieu I 

X. 

e genial meads, assign'd to bless 
hy life, shall mourn thy early doom ! 
•re hinds and shepherd girls diaU dress 
/ith simple hands thy rural tomb. 



47 



VBR8BS 

.fi on a Paper which contained a Piece of 
Bride-cake, 

ooB hands, &at, hid from ynlgar eye«, 
tarch profiBne shall find this hallowed c%kje, 
irtne's awe forbear the sacred prize, 
dare a theft, for lore and pity's sake I 

recious reHc, form'd by magic power, 
leatii the shepherd's haunted pillow laid, 
meant by love to charm the silent hoar, 
d secret present of a matchless maid. 

Cyprian queen, at Hymen's fond request, 
tch nice ingredient chose with happiest art ; 
rs, sighs, and ^yishes of th' enamour'd Inreast, 
Ad pains ihMt please, are mixt in every part. 

itii rosy hand ite s]^cy fruit she brought, 
T^Mn Pai^kian hills, and fair Cytherea's isle ; 
d temper'd sweet with these the melting thoud^t, 
[lie kiss ambrosial, and the yielding smile. 

kUgnoos looks, tiiat scorn and yet relent, 
[>enia]s mild, and firm unaltered truth ; 
luctant pride, and amorous faint consent, 
knd meeting ardours, and exulting youth. 

!ep, wayward god I hath sworn, while these remain, 
KTith flattering dreams to dry his nightly tear, 
id cheerftil Hope, so oft invoked in vain. 
With fairy songs shall soothe his pensive ear. 

bound by vows to Friendship's gentle side, 
Lnd fond of soul, tiiou hop'st an equal grace, 
foaih or maid thy joys and griefs diride, 
>, much entreated, leave this fatal place 1 

reet Peace, who lobg hath shunn'd my plaintive l&^ > 
Consents at length to bring me shotX de\i^X.\ 
r careleaB atepa may scare her doves a^wa^* 
nd grief with raven xiote usurp tbe ui:e):ix< 



r 
1. 



are seen thee ling^'ring with a fond delay, 

id those soft friends, whose hearts some fhtiure day 

11 melt, perhaps, to hear thy tragic song. 

not nnmindfiil of ^at cordial youth,* 

liom, long endear'd, ^ou learestby Lavant'sside 

3ther let ns wish him lasting tmth, 

nd joy untainted, with his dentined hride. 

nor regardless, while these nnmbers boaat 
y short-li-ved bliss, forget my social name ; 

think, far off, how, on the southern coast, 
met thy friendship with an equal flame t 
sh to that son thou tum*st, where er'ry Tale 
hall prompt the poet, and his song demand : 
thee thy copious sulgects ne*er shall fail ; 
hou need'st but take thy pencil to thy haad, 
.nd paint what all believe, who own thy genial land 

11. 

>re must thou wake perforce thy Doric quill ; 
ris Fancy's land to which thou sett* st thy feet ; 
yhere stOl, *tis said, the fairy people meet, 



ON THE SUPRRSTITIONS, &e. 49 

idi airy beings awe tii* ontiitAr'd swain : [nefl^ect ; 
Scar thou, thoagli le«ni*d, hit homelier HMraghts 
t tiiy sweet Muse the rural ftdth sustdoi ; 
liese are ttie tbesMs of simple, sure eflfect, 
at add new conquests to her boondless reign, 
d fill, with doable force, her heart^ommanding 
strain. 

III. 

a yet pveserved, how often auiy^ fhaa hear, 

IThere to the pole the Boieal meontains ran, 

^o^t by tlie fsdier to his fisfning son, [ear. 

ange lays, whose power had chaim'd a Spenser's 

ev'ry pause, before ^y mind posses t , 

)ld Ronic bards shall seem to rise anmnd, 

th oncoath lyres, in many^ooUmr^d-rest, 

heir matted hair with boof^ fantastic crown'd : 

lether thou bidd*8t the well-taaght hind repeat 

he choral dirge, that mourns some chieftain brave, 

len ev^ shrieking maid her bosom beat, 

Lnd strew'd with choicest herbs his scented grave ; 

whedier, sitting in the shepherd's shiel,* 

hou hear^ some sounding tale of war's alarms ; 

len at tbe bogie's call, with fire and steel, 

he sturdy dans poor'd forth their brawny swarmji, 

Lnd hostile brodiers met to prove each others* arms. 

IV. 

s thine to sing, how, framing hideous spells, 

n Sky's lone isle, the gifted wixard-seer, 

lodged in the wintry cave, with Fate's fell spear, 

in the depth of Uist's dark forest dwells : 

low they, whose sight such dreary dreams engross, 

th their own visions oft astonished droop, 

Vhen, o'er the watfry strath or quaggy moss, 

ey see the lading ghosts' unbodied troop ; 

>r, if in sports, or on the festive green, 

sir destined glance some fated youth descry, 

¥ho now, perhaps, in lusty vigour seen, 

d nmy health, shall soon lamented ^«. 

IaSK^I*?^ u*^^* '° '^ ^e^ part of ttie movwXA^ws,' 
Men- eockt ia the warm season, v»hen lYve pat»xvvt«t \* <^^^ 

D 



r in the andied care, when deep and dark 
The broad, imtxroken biUowa heare and »weU, 
1 horrid musings wrapt, they sit to mark 
The laboring ?BOon ; or list the nif^Uy yeU 
f that dread s^rit, whose gigantic form 
The seer's entranced eye can weU s urvey , 
hrongh the dim air who guides the driving storm. 
And points the wretched bark its destined pirey . 
h him who borers on his flagging wing 

* O'er the dire whiilpodl, that, in ocean's waste, 
)rawB instant down whatever devoted thing 

! The failing breeie within its reach haA placed-- 
' The distant seaman hears, and flies with trembMni 
haste. 

VI. 

)r, if on land the fiend exerts his sway, 

* Silent he broods o'er quicksand, bog, or fen, 

* Far from the sheltfring roof and haunts of men, 
^lien witched darkness shuts the eye of day, 

* Anil ahrmida each Star that wont to cheer th 



P THB SCOTS' HIGHLANDS. 51 

1 iSbanw his yooi^ Aurora forth. 
Ant year of the flrtt George'* reign, 
iMTfeged in welkin of the North, 
iuram*d in air, fen, fell rebellion daia 1 
of Ikte, they joy'd in Preston's fight, 
at aad Falkirk, all their hopes near crown'd! 
fed ! dirining, throni^ their second sight, 
ved Cnlloden, where these hopes were drown*d ! 
ooa William I Britain's goazdian name ! 
William sared ns from a tyrant's stroke ; 
r a sceptre, gain'd heroic lame, 
thoQ, more glorious, SIsTery's chain hast broke, 
.ga a priyatcTman, and bow to Freedom's yoke I 

VIIL 

e, too* thoalt sing ! for well thy magic mnse 
in to the topmost hearen of grandeur soar ; 
r stoop to wail the swain that is no more t 
homely swains ! your homeward steps ne'er lose ; 
«t not dank Will mislead you to ^e heath ; 
ndng in nrarky nig^t, o'er fen and lakCf 
9e glows, to draw you downward to your deatfi, 
Ida hewitch'd, low, marshy, willow brake ! 
hat tihough fur off, firum some dark dell espied. 
His glimmpring mazes cheer tii' excursire sight, 
St turn, ye wanderers, turn your steps aside, 
Nor trust the guidance of that faithless light; 
ir watchful, Inikiag, mid Hi* unrustling reed. 
At tiiose mnrlL hours the wily monster lies, 
ad listens oft to hear the i»a88ing steed, 
Aad flrequent round him rolls hiH sullen eyes, [prise. 
diance his sarage wrath may some weak wretch sur- 

IX. 

h, luckless swain I o'er all unblest, indeed ! 
Whom late bewilder'd in ite dank, dark fen. 
Far from his flocks, and smoking hamlet, then ! 
9 tiiiat sad spot where hums the sedgy weed c 
On him, enraged, the fiend, in angry moo^, 
baO asrerlook with pity's kind conceru. 
But htstaat, furious, raise the wbelnang; iloovV 
rJtg drowned bajoks, forbidding aUretonxX 



1 in rain his aoxioiu wife ahaU wait, 
ander forth to meet him on his way ; 
lim in vain at to-faO of the day, 
tes shall linger at th' unclosing gate ! 
er shall he return ! Alone, if ni^t, 
Taveird limhs in hroken slumhers steep ! 
rooping willows drest, his moumfol sprite 
visit sad, i>erchance, her silent sleep : 
e, perhaps, with moist and wat*ry hand 
. fondly seem to press her shudd'ring cheek, 
ith his blue-swoln face before her stand, 
shiv'ring cold, these piteous accents speak : 
e, dear wife, thy daily toils, pursue, 
iwn or dusk, industrious as before ; 
!r of me one helpless thought reqew, 
e I lie welt'ring on the osier*d shore, [more P 
'd by the Kelpie's* wrath,nor e'er shall aid thee 

XI. 

aded is thy range ; with varied skiU [spring 



OF THE SCOTS' HIGHLANDS. 

Ortfaltfaer,* -where beneath the show'ry wtst. 
The mighty kings of three fair realms an; laid : 

Once foes, perhaps, together now they rest, 
No alares rerere them, and no wars invade : 

Yet frequent now, at midnight's solemn hour, 
The rifted monnds ^eir yawning cells anl'nld. 

And forth ^e monarchs stalk with sovereign jxiv. 'r. 
In pageant roben, and wreath'd with sheeny ^old. 
And on their twilight tomba aerial oouncil hoKl. 

XII. 

Bnt, oh I o'er all, forget not Kilda's race. 

On whose bleak rocks, Which braye the wasting tides , 

Fair Nature's daughter. Virtue, yet abides. 
Go ! just as they, their blameless manners trace ! 

Then to my ear transmit some gentle song, 
Of those whose lives are yet sincere and plain, 

Their bounded walks the rugged clifGi along. 
And an their prospect but the wintry nnin. 

With sparing temp'rance at the needfUl time. 
They drain the scented spring : or, hunger-preat. 

Along th* Atlantic rock, undreading, climb. 
And of its egga despoil the solan'st nest. 

Thus, blest in primal innocence they live. 
Sufficed, and happy with that frugal fare 

Which tastefiil toil and hourly danger giye : 
Hard is their shallow soil, and bleak and bare ; 
Nor erer remal bee was heard to murmur there ! 

XIIL 
Not need'st thou blush that such false themes engage 
Thy gentle mind, of fairer stores possest ; 
For not alone they touch the village breast, 
)at fill'd, in elder time, tV historic page. 
There, ShaksxMiare's self, with ov'ry garland crowu'd, 
lew to those fairy climes his fancy shecu. 
In musing hour ; his wayward sisters found, 
id with their terrors drcst the magic scene. 

JeolmkHI, one of the ffcbrldcfi, where neat rtxY"^ ol Vavt vv 
t ScotU»b, Iriah, and \orwegiaii klngg ate iwlCTte^. , _ 
la Bqaattc bird, on the e^flrs of which the \v\h^\»\\,^V)U «^ ^^• 

, Bootber of the Hebridea, chiefly »ub»ibl. 



XIV. 

cenes like fhesef which, daring to depart 
om sober truth, are atill to Natore true, 
id call forth Iresh delight to Fancy's view, 
deroic Muse employ'd her Tasso's art ! 
ow have I trembled, when, at Tancred's stroke, 
nuhing blood the gaping cypress poor'd I 
hen each^liye plant with mortal accents spoke, 
the wild blast upheared the vanished swoid I 
ow haye I sat, when piped the pensive wind, 
lear his harp by British Fairfax strong I 
revailing poet! whose undonbting mind 
eved Hie magic wonders which he snng I 
ence, at each soond, imagination glows 1 
ice, at each picture, Tivid life starts here I 
ence his warm lay witti softest sweetnefs 

flows 1 
ting it flows, pure, mnrm'ring, strong and dear, 
I fills th' impassion'd heart, and wins th' hanno- 

nious earl 



THE 



POETICAL WORKS 



OP 



THOMAS GRAY. 



THE LIFE 

OR 

THOMAS G^RAY. 



Tbomas 6ik4Y, tlM ion of Mr. Pbfiip Oraj, a scrivener 
of LiMidcm, VM bora itt ConoAiIll, Novnkber 86, I716. His 
iranmatical edoeanioD h«re6«lv»d at EAtm under tke care 
of BSr. Antroboa, hia uotlfOf tf broUkfer, then assistant to Dr. 
OMffB ; and whtftlia left sohoei, in 1734/ entered a pen- 
siMMrat Pacerhoitttfte GanbiMge. 

Tha tsanaitiott from tk* bcHooI to tlie ooHega is, to most 
jomg scholaia, thatiilKtffhMn tvUch tHey date their years 
of manhood, liber^t and happtoess ; bvt Gray seems to 
hare been very little delighted with academical quali£ca- 
^oaa-; ha lihad at Cambridge neiihcar the mode of life nor 
te fashion of stadj, and lived Mlleidy on to the time when 
hi» astendanoe on leetnreswaa no longer required. >\s he 
intanded to |>rofses tha oommoa law, he took no degree. 

When he had been at Cambridge about, fire years, Mr. 
Hovaea Walpole, whose frieiMlArip he had gained at Eton, 
iavited him to travel with him as his compaofion. They 
waadered through France into Italy $ and Gray*s ' Let- 
tti«^ oootain a very plelisiog aeoount of mftoy parts of their 
joaraey . But aaeqaal friendships are easily dissolved : at 
norence .(!hey quarrelledf^aad'PflBteft; and- Mn Walpole is 
aawcoKteirt'CohaveittcMAat'it was by his fault. If we 
look, however, without pfejudlee on the world, we shall ^c^d 
that meo, wWse conscioosness of (heir 6tm m«nX. %.«i% xXv^'ov 
ab^re Ae oonpliances of servility, are apt enwi^ "\vv 'Oca'v' 
ataeeiatioa with snperion to watch th«r o^m A\^tv\v^ "w^^ 
<rvaft/es0aie and panetiHous jealousy, wrfi in tYve leTvo>i^ 



Med near 

U* U CAB 

OUiTion' 
I were ri- 

iambridge 
p,' till he 
isid; and 
iir James 



lis health 
he under* 
iaceoant, 
forrashis 
to all the 
J the mo* 
I a friend- 
% philoso- 
at Aber- 
kidi, haT- 



r 
I 



iMliaps k« -vu the moit learned mu ia Earopt. He 
tqfuliy arqeeiiited irith the elege&t and profbond 

of scicBoe, and that not saperfieiallj, bat tho- 
iljr. lie knew every branch of hktory, both natoral 
ivil ; had read all the original historiana of £ng- 

Frmacb, and Italj; and waa a great antiquarian. 
dm, nMCaphjaca, morala, politica, made a principal 
if Uaatody; voyagea and travda of all aorta were hia 
fUe amnaementa ; and he had a fine taate in painting, 
(, architectnre, and gardening. With aoch a fond of 
ladce, hia conrersatiaii must have been equally in- 
JQg and entertaining ; but he waa alao a good auaa, a 
sfYirtneaodlHimani^. There ia no character widi- 
meqpeek, aoaM imperfection ; and I think the greats 
iftet in hia wai an aflfootation in delicacy, or rathtf 
inuj, and a viaflde fastsdiousneas, or oontempC and 
Ia of hia inferiora in science. He also had, in some 
•y that weakness which disgusted Vcdtaire so much id 
Sm^reye ; thoogh he seemed to value othera chiefly 



)• ^ 



eve to be good. 

has occurred to me from the alight inq[wctioD of 
in in which my undertaking has engafed ■• if^ 
nindhad a large grasp; that his eorloeiQrwaa u- 
smd his judgment cvItirBted; that be was a imb 

love modi where he lored at all ; bat that he wis 
a and hard to please. His contempt, howiev^, it 
iployed where I hope it will be ^proved, upon 
tn and infidelity. His short aocoont of Shaftei> 
rill insert. 

saj yon cannot conceive how Lord Shaftesbuy 
be a philosopher in vogue ; I will tell yon ; first, 
k lord ; secondly^he was as vain as any of his read> 
rdly, men are very prone to believe what they do 
erstand; fourthly, they will believe any thiag at 
(Tided they are under no obligation to believe it ; 
:hey love to take a new road, even when that road 
9 where; sixthly, he was reckoned a fine writer, 
ns always to mean more than he said. Would yoa 
y more reasons P An interval of above forty years 
:ty well destroyed the charm. A dead lord ranks 



UFE OF G&AY. G3 

M iriiidi my Hartniw for a man of iMrning and virtue 
fiibts him to havo been •nperior. 

Gmj's poatrj is nov to bo cooaidcred ; and I hope Dot 
t» be leaked od as an anraaj to his aaaie, if I confess that 
IxoBtemplatie it vith less Measure than his life. 

Hit ode ' On Spring' has something poetical, both in the 
limiige and dia thought; bat the langoage is too luzu- 
rint, and the tfafoq^bts have nothing new. There has of 
Itte ariaan a prafllaoa of giring to a4JectiTea derived from 
Mbataattivw the tarminatifln of p a r ticjpl e a; such aa the cul- 
imnd tUMktf the dtUaUd bank ; bat I waa sorry to see, in 
fts linaa of a aekolar like Gray, the honied Spring. The 
iMnlilyianatnnltbattQoataki the ooaelnsioo is pretty. 

Tte poeas ' On the Cat* -eras doobdeaa hy its Author 
eoaldeKd aa a trifle; bat it iaaoc a happy trifle, in the 
int itanaa* ' thaaaare flonwa that Mow* shew resolutely a 
AygMJaaameliaiws made nhen it cannot easily be found. 
Srikaa, dM Cat, ia called a nym^ with some violence both 
tilaDgaage and sense; bat there is no good nsemadeof it 
when it ia done ; kr of tha two lines. 

What female heart can gold detpiac ! 
What cat*i arene to fish I 

the first relates merely to the nymph, and the second only 
toihe cat. The sixth stanza contains a melancholy truth, 
that ' a favourite has no friend ;' but the last ends in a 
painted wf'Mf of no relation to the purpose; if what 
glittered had beenyoid, the cat would not have gone into 
the water ; and, if she had, would not less have been 



The ' Froq>ect of Eton College' suggests nothing to Ciray 
which every beholder does not equally think and feel, iiis 
nqiplieatioa to father Thames, to tell him who drive? the 
hoop or toises the ball, ii useless and puerile. Father 
XhMaea has no better means of knowing than himself. His 
apithat * buxom health' is not elegant; he seems not to un- 
denlMkd the word. Gray thought his language more poeti- 
cal aa it was more remote from common use ; finding in 
Diyden ' luM^y redolent of Spring,' an exyressvou ^^t 
nsebet the utmost linita of oar laagoaigia, OTa.7 dctoN^ '\^. 

a little more beyond commoa appreheauon, ^"S tsv^v^^ 

'gMlee'to be 'redolent of joy and youth.' 



eniMivet aeiigncea. j am one oi uunm uum ••« 
to be pleased, and therefore would gladly find the 
; of the first stanxa of ' The Progress of Poetry.' 

seems in his rapture to confound the imafsa of 
iog sound and mnning water.* A * stream of mosi^ 
allowed ; bat where does'* music/ however * suMth 
)Dg,' after having visited the * verdant vales, roll 
e steep amain/ so as that ' rocks and noddinggroivas 
1 to the Toarr If this be said of mnsic, it is noa- 
i it be said of water, it is nothing to the porpoae. 
econd stanaa, exhibidng Mar's car and Jove's ea|^, 
rthy of further notice. Criticism disdains to chase 
i-boj to his common-places. 
e third it may likewise be objected, that it is dnwn 
(Ethology, thoo^ such as maybe more easily assi* 

to real life. Idalia's * velvet green' has something 
. An epithet or metai^or drawn from Natore eoo 
Art ; an epithet or metaphor drawn from Art d»> 
Natm-e. Gray is too fond of words aiMtrarfly 
uded. ' Many-twinkling* was formeriy cei i iui e d 

analogical ; we may say ' manyspotted/ but 



IIFE OF QUAY. C7 

Tbt third Man NoidsUfwidi ' DdpU,' aad'Egean,' 
4 ' TMmii/ and'* Kenndw/ nd * kdknrad fountains/ 
• ..1.^ ...«^.> bat ja aU Onor** od« thOTtt is a kind 

Mnj. HbpcMition 

1m te tiBM of Dwto and Futrarch, from 

m JmAw Mr int lAool «f Poaliy, Italj was 

fej'lgmil powf aBd'eowaidTioa;' nor was 

w int boROwad tba Italian 




thMttmay, te int ftfia a ajtMogifeal birth 
"WQttiaaidaftfcaftl^twteiistnie; 
hmOj : tha nal aftila «f this poetical 
■n fHl Ml of rf^hj te PM9 «f tha aoadiinery. 
Mb ii iitfaiMt ta tt te bM; locioB is worse 
; di» ea— Iwirft dsfcw Iha f alai. 
af MUftotfis bUadatsByif wa tapposa it caused 
i» tba fbnuidQn of his poem, a aiypositioQ surely 
ia poarifially traa, aad happily fasgined. But 
of DtydaB, wkStk. hia taw cawaws , has nothing in 
; it ia a oar ia tdiiak aaj oAar ridar may be 




' Tha Bnr apptan, at tha fim Tiaw, to ba, as Algarotti 
Md odMM hava nauudDsd, aa imitatioii of die prophecy of 
Varaaa. Alfarotti tUakaitsapaiiortolts orii^; and, 
if pfalvHM dipaiids onl^ oa tha iaiafsry sad 'animation 
afAatwopiMSihiajsJpsMitiari^t. Ihara is in ' The 
Band* awraibwa, ■era flioatfir, and awravariety. But to 
aafj ia kis thaa to ivrsal;, aad dM copy has been unhi^ 
pi^piodaeadatawrongtiaBe. Ihaiktiaa of Horace was 
la lltB Biwaaas cradSda; bat its rethral disgusts us with 
afpanal aad aacwuaershlB fidsehood. Jacretfalua odi, 

Ta adaot a siafalar wmA, and swdl it to a gianCs bulk 
by ftbaloos appandagaa of spectres aad predictions, has 
littladiftonlty; for he that forsakes tha probable may al- 
wiyaiadAaaiarreUoas. And it has little use ; we are 
aAalad oely as «• bdieva; wa are inproTcd only as we 
JM iMaitbhig to be imitated or dadinad. I do not see 
that ' Tha Bard* promotea any troth, moral or political. - 
. Hbalanaas are too loog^ especially bib «p^«a\^<&^% 
it iafsbsil befyn tba ear lias learned its measox^^, vcA 
maasgnoar^ bafore it ean rocetve p\tasur« ttota >^«vi cw\ 
— — ^ aad raovmaDce. 



or aauwa^y _ 

.vonn at lobliiiiitj. 

th« Moood atajisa the Bard is wall desciibed ; ba 

hird irt hare tha poerilities of obtolata mTtholo 

D wa are told that ' Cadwallo hosh'd the ator 

r,' and that * Modnd made hogs Flialimmon bow 

1-topp^d head/ attention recoils from the repetitioi 

ie that, eTtn idien it was first heard, was beard in 

B. 

he toeaoing of the winding sheet he borrowed, ai 
ts, from the Northern Bards : bat their texture, I 
r, was Tery properly the work of female powers, ai 
of spinning the thread of life is another mythol 
eft is always dangerons ; Gray has made weavet 
oghtered bards by a fiction outrageous and incongn 
.ey are then called upon to' Weave the warp, and n 
i woof,' periiaps with no great propriety ; for it 
ossing the we<^ with the warp that men weave th( 
piece ; and the first line was dearly bought by tb 
issionof its wretdied correspondent, ' Oive ample 
id verge enough.'* He has, however, no other line s 
— ****'^ «tanaa of the second ternary is commea 

-^-"•'**t%n isindi 



LIFE OF GRAY. 69 

ML onMauKOU ; they itrike, rather than pleaM ; the 
|et ar« magnified by affectation ; the Ungaage is la- 
red into harahneae. The mind of the writer aeema to 
ik vith nnnatoral violence. ' Doable, doable, toil and 
aUe.' He has a kind of strutting dignity, and is tall by 
lUdng on tiptoe. His art and his straggle are too visible, 
id there is too little appearance of ease and natore. 
To any diat he had no beauties, woold be unjust ; a man 
ike him, of great learning and great industiy, could not 
Mtt produce something valuable. When he pleases least, it 
can only be said that a good design was ill directed. 

His translations of Northern' and Welsh Poetiy deserve 
praise ; the imagery is invserved, perhaps often improved ; 
bot the language is unlike the language of other poets. 

In the character of bis El^y I rejoice to concur with the 
common reader ; for by the common sense of readers, an- 
Gumpttd with literary prejudices, after all the refinements 
of subtilty and the dogmatism of learning, must be finally 
decided all claim to poetical honours. The ' Chorch-yard ' 
abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, 
and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo. 
The four stanaas, beginning ' Tet even these bones,' are to 
lae original : I have never seen the notions in aoy other 
pboe ; yet he that reads them here persuades himself that 
he has always felt them. Had Gray written often thus, it 
had been vain to Uame, and uselesi to praise him. 



ODES. 



I. ON THE SPRIK(^. 

Lo ! where the ro0y-bo0om*d Houn, 

Fair Yeniu' train, appear, 
Diadose the long-expected flowen. 

And wake the purple year! 
The Attic warbler peon her throat, 
ReaponnTe to the cnckoo't note. 
The untaught harmony of spring : 

While, whisp'ring pleasure as they fly. 

Cool Zephyrs through the clear Uue sky 
Their gathered fragrance fling. 

Where'er the oak's thick branches stretch 

A broader, browner shade ; 
Where'er the rude and moas'grown beech 

O'er-canopies tiie glade. 
Beside some water's rushy brink 
With me the Muse shall sit, and think 
(At ease recUned in rustic state) 

How vain the ardour of the crowd. 

How low, how little are the proud, 
&0W indigent the great ! 
Stin is the toiling hand of Care : 

The panting herds repose : 
Tet hark, how through the peopled air 

The busy murmur glows ! 
The insect youth are on the wing. 
Eager to taste tiie honied spring. 
And float amid tiie liquid noon : 

Some lightly o'er the curr^t skim, 

Some abew their gaily-gilded trim, 
Quict^Iancmg to the sun. 

To Contemplation's sober eye 
Such ia the race of man : 



' Poor moralist I and what art thoa t 

A solitary fly ! 
Thy joys no glittering female meets. 
No hiye hast thoa of hoarded sweets. 
No painted phunage to display: 

On hasty wings thy youfli is flown ; 

Thy son is set, thy spring is gone — 
We frolic, while 'tis May.* 



ON THE DEATH OF#A FAVOURITE C 
Drowned in a Tuh of Gold Fishes. 

'TwAS on a lofty -vase's side. 
Where China's gayest art had dyed 
The azure flowers, that blow ; 

Demurest of the tabby kind. 

The pensive Selima reclined. 
Gazed on the lake below. 



. ^ yAVOtUirB CAT. 

^°^^!«a»t Fate sat *^; ^^T^^goaed. 

The ^S^Udloag in, 
Sbetni**"^'' ^«« from tlie ftood. 

That cW^J'Id^ce^tiU adote. 
King Henry tbe Si^ 



A momentary bU«it)eirtow, , .^ .. 

A« waving fregh tiieir i^adjwae t^g. 
My weary soul they ieeto ii> iodm. 
And, reflolent of joy tod youths 

To breathe a geoond tqpring. 

Say, Father Thames, tor fliou haitt iiiai 

Full many a spiightly rtfe. 
Disporting on thy margent green. 

The paths of pleasure tiriace. 
Who foremost now de3i|(ht t o c^ v> 
With pliant artn fliy gla»»y wair« ? 
The captive linnet which entldralt 

What idle progeny succeed 

To chaie thte rolMng drde** ipeed. 
Or urge the flying hellt 

While some on earnest business bent 

Their murm*ring labours ply 
'Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint 

To sweeten liberty : 



VtO'S COLLECe. 75 

And Ihrely cheer of ^igtfitr iNyfn ; 
The tiioogfatless 4kj, ttut etMty tiight. 
The spirits pore, Ihe dnmMit tt^t. 

That fly th* approach of nofn. 

Alas! regardless of liieir doem. 

The Utfle victims piay ! 
No sense haye they of ills toeoam. 

Nor care beyond to-day : 
Yet see how all around 'em'wa&t 
The ministers of hmnan firta. 
And black Misfortune's baleful trsfa ! 

Ah, shew €bem wherein waHMh. stand. 

To seize tiieir prey, Hn mUrth flrt w s-band f 
Ah, tell them they ara men I 

These shall Ae fury Passions tear. 

The Toltiires of the mind, 
Disdainfdl Anger, pallid Fear, 

And Shame that scolks behhid ; 
Or pining Love shall waste tiieir yotith, 
Or Jealoosy with rankling tooth. 
That inly gnaws the secret heart. 

And Enry wan, and faded Care, 

Grim-Tisaged comfordess Despair, 
And Sorrow*8 piercing dart. 

Ambition this shall tempt to rise, 

Then whirl the wretch from b%h. 
To bitter Soom a sacrifice. 

And grinning Infcmiy. 
The stings of Falsehood those diall try. 
And hard Unkindness' alter'd eye. 
That mocks the tear it forced to flow ; 

And keen Reniorse with Mood defiled, 

And moody Madness langhing wild 
Amid sererest woe. 

Lo, in tiie vale of years bteeath 

A griesly trot^ are seen. 
The painful family of Death, 
More hideotu than their ^een : 
^«M*0 ^ejoinfs, this fires the ^eiuft, 
nat every labouring «inew strains. 



Yet ah i why should they know their fate, 
Since sorrow never comes too late. 
And happiness too swiftly flies 7 

Thou^t would destroy their paradise. 

No more ; where ignorance is bliss, 
'lis folly to be wise. 



lY. TO ADYERSITY, 

< ZJjva 

Tov 0poveTv BporoiiQ 66w- 
iravraf r^ vraOtt nuBav 
^tnra Kvpit^ ^x^'*'* 

jtuchyltu, in Agamem 

)acobtbr of Joye, relentless power. 
Thou tamer of the human breast, 

^hose iron scourge and.tort^ring hour 
The Bad affiright, afflict the Best ! 



TO ADTER8ITY. 77 

Scared at thy frown terrific, fly 

Self.plMudng Folly's idle brood. 
Wild liAvghter, Noifle, and thonghtleee loy, 

And leaye m lebme to be good, 
light tiiey disperse, and with dtem go 
The sommer Friend, the flattering Foe ; 
By Tain Prosperity teceired, 
To her they tow their troth, and are again believed. 

Wisdom in sable garb anrmy'd. 
Immersed in raptYoos thooght profovmd. 

And Melancholy, silent maid. 
With leaden eye, that lores tiie ground, 

Still on thy solemn steps attend : 

Warm Charity, the general friend. 

With JTnstioe, to herself soTere, 

And Pity, dropping soft the sadly-pleasiag tear. 

Oh, gently on tiiy suppliant's head. 

Dread Goddess, lay thy chast^ing hand t 
Not in thy Gorgon terrors clad. 

Nor circled wi^ the Tengefbl band 
(As by the impious «thoa art seen) 
With tirand'ring To&oe, and threat* ning miea, 
With screaming Horror's fimeral cry. 
Despair, and fell Disease, and ghastly Poverty, 

Thy form benign, oh, Goddess, wear, 

Thy mUder ^fluence impart. 
Thy philosophic train be there 

To soften, not to womid my heart. 
The generous sparh extinct reriye, 
Teach me to lore and to forgive. 
Exact my own defects to scan. 
What others are to feel, and know myself a Mait. 



1. 1. 

IWAKB, .ASoHan lyre, awake. 
And give to rapture all thy trembHag ftrini 
tFrom Helicon's harmonionA springs 
\ thousand rills their mazy progres s take : 
rhe laughing flowers, that round tfaem blow. 
Drink life and ftragranoe as they flow. 
Now the rich stream of muidc winds ^oiig 
Deep, m^oeatiPf npootti, and strong, 
rhrough verdant yales, and Ceres' goldtS' nil 
Now rolling down the ateep amain. 
Headlong, impetuous, i^a it xtonr : 
rhe rockn, 4Ad ao^Uttug grovcts, rebelWw t9 th 

1.2. 

{Oh I Sovereign of the willing soul. 
Parent of sweet and solemn-breathiBg airs 

Enchanting shell ! the sullen Cares, 
And frantic Passions, hear thy soft cotitro] 

On Thracia's Hilhi the Lord of War 

iTnat tnfwt%*A *Vka fnr^t a/ !«{■ car. 



QW 9(kB$Y. 79 

Of Jore, thy magic lolls the feather'd king 
Witii nuffled pltimes, and flagging wing : 
Qnench'd in daik cUia^ of tUunbor lie 
Tha tencK ot hie ^aaX, andlii^tnln^. pC Ma eye. 

L 3. 

*Thee the voice* the dai^ce^ 9\nsy, 

Temper'd to thy warUed lay. 

O'er Idalia's Te^vet-green 

The Tosy-crowned Lores are seenj 

On CyOierea's di^y. 

With antic Sport^ and blue-eyed FlevorfiP* 

Frisking light in tt^UQ. measure^ ; 

Now imrsiung, now retreating. 

Now in curding troops they meet : 
To brisk, notes in cadence bating 

Glance their many-twinkling feet. 
Slow melting strains their Qneen's approach declare : 

Where'er she tains the Graces homage pay. 
With arms snUime, that float upon the air. 

In folding state she wins her easy way : 
O'er her warm cheek, aud rising bosom, move 
The Uoom of ^oung Desire and purple li^ht of Lo> e. 

II. 1. 

tMan's feeble race what ills await i 

Labour, and Peniiry, the racks o^- Pain, 
Disease, and Sorrow's weeinng tram. 

And Death, sad refuge from the storms of Fate ! 
The fond complaint, my- song, disprove. 
And justify the laws of Jove. 
Say, has he giv*n in vain the heav'nly Muse 1 
Night, and all her sickly dews. 
Her spectres wan, and birds of boding cry. 
He gives to range the dreary sky : 
liU down the eastern clifb afar 
I(ypgj(iq«*8 march they spy, and glitt'ring shafu of 
war. 

• Power of turnonj to produce all the graces ot moWn-A \^^ 
the bo4r. 
f Tb compen^te tbe reaJ aad imasrinarv UU ot \We, x.>cvc N\>\«*^ 

SeStih cUerfvl pnaexkce to dispel the gtoom ^wA v%ittv.« 



V « 



n loose nnmben wildly sweet 
Their featfaer-cinctnred chiefis, and dtuky Ion 
ler track, wherever the GoddMS rores, 
Slory pursue, and generous Shame, 
Th' unconquerable Mind, and Freedom's hob 

II. 3. 

Woods, that ware o^er Delphi's steej^ 
sles, that crown th* iEgean deep. 

Fields, ttiat cool Dissus laves. 

Or where Mseander's amber wares 
n lingering lab'rinths creep, 
{ow do your tuneful Echoes languish^ 
lute, but to the Toic6 of Anguish f 
Vhere each old poetic Mountain 

Inspiration breathed around ; 
Sy'ry shade and hallow'd fountain 

Murmur'd deep a hollow sound : 
111 the sad ^ine in Greece's eril hour 

Left their Parnassus for the Latian plains^ 
dike thev scorn the nomu of tyrant Power, 



fcftOB the iim and ■iuiiiii«r-gL]e, 
tatfer gnta Up wu Matim'i •dnrllnt 
WhM tune, when tudd Aran itnj'd, 

f* Un tht migbty mather did unteil 



Hw MnM gf A* d^ato 4 



WbB* wnh WbbHi, wMW a»T ^m. 



tn«naM»of«l 



iZSta, tiMt lnBftt,ud Tiid*, Out Mm. 



sniir 



-!??« 



Yet shall he moant, and keep ids distant wi 

eyofnd the limits of a -vulgar fate, 

eneatfa the Good how far— bat far abore the 



VI. THE BARD. 

. Pindaric.i 

RoiM 9eize thee» ruthless king f 

Gonftision on thy banners wait I 

hough f$am*d by conquest's crunson wing. 

They mock the air wi^ idle state, 
[elm, or hauberk's^ twisted mail, 
for e'en thy virtues, tyrant, shall avail 
'o save thy secret soul from nightly fears, 
Vom Cambria's curse, from Cambria's tears I' 
uch were the sounds, that o'er the crested pr 

Of the first Edward scattered wild dismay, 
.s down the steep of Snowdon's$ shaggy side 



THE BARIK 83 

Stoat 61o*ster* stood ac^iastin ipeechlcM trance ; 
To amA !' cried Mortimeryf and caach'd Ua quiy'ring 
lanoe. 

1.2. 
On a rock, whoae haughty brow 

Frowns o'er old Conway's foaming flood. 
Robed in the sable garb of woe. 

With ham^ard eyes the Puet stood 
(Looaehis beard, and hoary hair 
Stream*d, lilie a meteor, to the troubled air) ; 
And with a master's hand, and prophet's fire. 
Struck Hie deep sorrows of his lyre. 
' Hark, how each giant-oak, and desert cave, 

Sjc^ to the torrenf s awfiil voice beneath! 
O'er thee, oh king 1 their hundred arms they ware, 

Berenge on thee in hoarser mnrmors breathe ; 
Yocal no more, since Cambria's fatal day, 
To high4)om Hod's harp, or soft Llewellyn's lay. 

I. 3. 
' Cold is CadwaHo's tongue. 

That hnsh'd the stormy main ; 
Qrare Urien, sleeps upon his craggy bed ; 

Ifoimtains, ye mourn in vain 
Modired, whose magic song 
Made huge Plinlimmon bow his dond-topp'd head. 
' On-dreary Arvon's shore^ they lie, 

Smear'd with gore, aiid ghastly pale : 

Far, far aloof th' affirighted ravexis sail ; 
The fomiah'd eagl«$ screams, and passes by. 

S Oilbert de Clare, surn&med the Red, earl of Oloncester ami 
Hertford, Bon-inlawto King Edward. 

t Edmond de Mortimer, lord of IVigmore. 

Ther both were Lords-Marchers, whose lands lay on the bor- 
ders oi WaUes, aud probably accompanied tlie king in this expe- 
dition. 

t The tbores of Caernanronshire opposite to the isle of An- 

{ c4aiden and others obsenre, that eagles used annually to 
' "' ' ebr aerie among the roclis of baowdon, which from 



hiM dieir aerie among w^^ .w.. ». w...^.nu»... »uii;u nuui 
flience (as some think) were named by the Welsh Craxeian- 

- . . - ^xo\5>xXv*i 

.« ^v,., -, , . -w , - w~^„„ »tvA. V\ve vc^**" 

^fiL^-P??^'*'^/ W'estinoreland. &c. canteatifN -. VI eNexxYv^a. 



inence (as some uinKJ were named oy tne neisti craxexa 
rryri, or tbe crsM of the eagles. At t\A% dav (V wa Xo\5> 
■Mgbett point of Snowdon is called the eagUU »eit. "WvaX 




ith me m aro«u<w. _ 

id* weave with bloody hands the tiMoe w m»^ 

II. 1. 

ATeave the warpf, and weare the woofj, 

The winding-sheet of Edward's race. 

ire ample room, and rergie enough 

tlie characters of hell to trace, 
f ark the year, and mark the iUght» 
When Severn shall reecho with aflicight; 
lie' shrieks of death, through Berkley's roof tlia 
Shrieks of an agonizing king I 
;She-wolf of France, with mwjitiinting fimgi. 

That tear'st the bowels of thy mttcagked mate, 
$From thee l^ bom, who o'er thy country hmv 

The sconxge of Heay'a ! What tengsrs rom 
Amazement in his van, with Flight eoBabipad, 
And Sorrow's faded foim* and SditodQ b^UM 

11. S. 

' Mighty victor, mighty, lord. 



THS BARD. 85 

Fair* lang^ the Moorn, and soft the Zephyr Uows, 
While proudly riding o'er the asure reafaa 

In gallant trim the gUded yeaatA goee; 
Youth on Ifae prow> and Pleasure at the helm ; 

Regardleu of the eweqpiiig whirlwind's sway. 

That, hnsh'd in grim raposej expecta his evening-prey. 

II. S. 

tPQl hi|^ ^e sparkling bowl. 

The rioh repast prepare ; 
BfCift of a crown, he yet may share the feast : 

Close by the regal chair 
Fell Thirst and Famine scowl 
A belefol smile upon their baffled guest. 
Heard ye the din of {battle bray. 

Lance to lanoe, and hone to horse t 

Long years of hayock urge their destined course. 
And through the kindred squadrons mow their wo^. 
Ye Towers of Julius,^ London's lasting shame, 

With many a foul and midnight murder fed, 
Rerere his {{consort's faith his father's^f fame. 

And spare the meek **usurper's holy head ! 
Above, below, the tlrose of snow. 

Twined wi^ her blushing foe, we spread : 
The bristled ^boar in infant-gore 

Wallows beneath iho thorny shade. 
Now, brothers, bending o'er th' accursed loom, 
Stamp we our vengeance deep, and ratify his doom. 

• Magnificence of Richard the Second's reign. See Froi««<ircl, 
and other contemporary writers. 

f Bicbard tlie ttecond ras we are told by archbishop Scroop 
and the cmafederate lords In their manifesto, bv Thomas of Wai- 
•ingkam* and all tne older writers) was starved to death. The 
story of hia aauaainatioa by Sir Piers, of Exon, is of much Utur 
date. 

1 laiaOBS ciTil wan of York and Lancaster. 

( Ueonr tt^ Sixth, George dake of Clarence, Edward the Fifth, 
Ricbard aake of York, ice, believed to be murdered sei'retly in 
dM Toiler of London. The oldest part of t^at structure in vul- 
garl« attfibuted to Julian Cae»ar. 

I ffargmret of Af^nn, a woman of hert^.i: spirit, who stru^fi^Ied 
hsri to save her husband and her crowa. 

% Henry the FiAb. 

•• Henry the Sixth, very near being canonVted. TYvt Vwfe '^'^ 
Uacutiar bfd BO right o/joherjtauce to the cro^ii. 
M-SSHi^t 'i^ '**' '"'*■««» devices of York And V-^^^^^i^L^; , 
2J?J/'i;r«Sffi."l?f..'A« }^9^ of Richard >^\^„!^r 



STSmr!^ WM «f Ha/// *nown, in hii own ttme* ^1 ^'^ ^^^'^ 



.~wj MMAv>M.i.f tuoy vttuiBu irom my eyes* 

Bnt oh I what solemn scenes, on Snowdon's h 

Defeending slow, their glittering skirts unrt 
Visions of glory, spare my aching sig^t. 

Ye nnbom ages, crowd not on my son] ! 
No more our long-lostf Arthur we bewail. 
All hail4 ye genuine kings ! Britannia's issue 

III. S. 

' Girt with many a baron bold, 
Sublime their starry fronts they rear; 

And gorgeous dames, and statesmen oM 
In bearded majesty, appear. 

In the midst a form divine ! 

Her eye proclaims her of the Briton-Une ; 

Her lion-port,$ her awe-commanding face, 

Attemper'd sweet to virgin-grace. 

What strings symphoninus tremble in the air. 

What strains of vocal transport round her plaj 

Hear from the grave, great Talie8sin,|| hear f 
They breathe a soul to animate thy clay. 

• PlAnn<«« ^f r> .11- Jl-J - ' " - •• 



DJDB FOR XITSIG. 87 

t Baptore calls, and MNoing, m ihe tkkgt, 

• in tba eja of Hear^ hflorinany-colimr'dwiasi. 

III. 3. 
lonoadom again 
«e War, and ISidthM Lore, 
Voflfc MTero, by ftdry ncCion drest* 
baaUn'd measares inove 
Brief, and pleasing Pain, 
Horror, tyrant of ttie tiut)l»Ung breast. 
Koe as iklStuo dtendndioir, 
es fiAmi bteesning Eden bear; 
\^ distant warbfings lessen on my ear, 
lost in long fotnrity expire, 
impions man, think'st ihon yon sanguine doud , 
led by thy breath, bas quench'd the orb of day ? 
STOW he repairs the golden flood, 
1 warms the nations with redoubled ray. 
Sh for me : With joy I see 
diffisrent doom oar Fates assign. 
Ine Despair, and sceptred Care ; 
iriomph, and to die, are mine.' 
oka, and headlong from the mountain's height 
in the roaring tide he plung'd to endless night. 



YII. FOR MUS1C.$ 
IrregtUar, 



I. 

cs, aTaunt ('tis holy ground), 
BUS, and his midnigfat-crew, 
[gBorance with looks profound, 
1 dreaming Sloth of pallid hue, 
Sedition's cry profane, 
tnde that bugs her chain, 

•• SbiUup&ire, \ M\\tou. 

V^® '"cc^Mioii of poeti after MUlovOa Utei*. ^ . . 
Ode was performed in the SenaUi-Hovae «lX <^««*»t!v3' 
lakm J!^/?.5^'»«*«"at*on of hU grace J^ur^v^* ^^''^^ 
ros* ofOrufton, chaaceUor of the \3iiiv«%Vt|, 



Tom yoBOer reama of empyrean day 
txuBtB on my ear th' indignant lay : 
liere sit the gainted Sage, the Bard diriatf, 
he few, whom Genius gare to shine 
hroogh every unborn age, and UBdiMorer'd c 
lapt in celestial trani^rt they, 
"et hither oft a^glance from high 
hey send of tender sympathy 

bless the place, where on their opening aanM. 
irst tibe genuine ardour stfAe. 

Vas Milton struck the deep4oned diell, 
nd, as the choral warblings round him aweUj 
[eek Newton's self bends from his state soldi] 
nd nods hia hoary head, and listens to the rh 

III. 

ITe bro jra o'er-arch 'ng groves, 

tiat Contemplation loves, 

Hiere willowy Camus lingers with delij^ ! 

Oft at the blush of dawn 

1 trod your level lawn. 



The flower nxiheeded shaU descry^ 
And bid it roimd heay'n's altars died 
The fragrance of its blushing head : 
Shall raise from earth the latent gem 
To glitter qm the dii^dem. 

VII. 

' Lo, Granta waits to lead her blooming b^nd, 

Not obrioos, not obtmsive. She 
No Tolgar praise, no venal incense flings i 
Nor dares Mrith courtly tongue refined 
Profane thy inborn royalty of mind : 

She reveres herself and thee. 
With modest pride to grace thy yoathfnl brev 
The laureate wreath, that {Gecil wore, 4>e bri 
And tu thy just, thy gentle hand 
Submits the fasces of her sway. 
While spirits blest abore and men below 
Join with glad Toice the loud symphonioaa la 

VIII. 




,1, vorK-Twl^* 

c™«"'rs.oS*"'""r' 









Ere ihe ruddy 8im be set. 
Pikes must shirer, jareliiui sfaig» 

Blade with d&ttering bocUer xneet» 
Hanbeik crash, and hehnet ring. 

(Weare the crimson web of war) 

Let ns go, and let ns fly. 
Where our friends the conflict share. 

Where ^ey trimnph, where they die. 

As flie paths of fate we tread, 
Wading Haonffii th* ensanguined fiek 

Gondola, and Geira, spread 
O'er the yotttiifnl king your shield. 

We the reins to slaughter gire, 
Ours to kill, and ours to spare : 

Spite of danger he shall Itre 
(Weare the crimson web of war). 

They, whom once the desert-beadi 



PSSOENT 0¥ ODIK. ^ 

Borror coren all the lieath, 

•Cloiub of carnage blot tha fim« 
Sisten, wea^a tbe web of death; 

Sifltere, ceaae ; the work ia done* 

Hail tiie task, and hail the haada ! 

Songs of joy and triumph sing I 
Joy to the rictrarioila band« ; 

Triumph to the yovnger king. 

Mortal, thou that hear'st Hie tale. 

Learn the tenor of oar song. 
Scotland* through each winding rale 

Far and wide the notes prolong. 

Sisters, hence with spnrs of speed : 

Each her thxmdering falchion wield; 
Each bestride her sable steed: 
Horry, hnrry to the field. 



IX. THE DESCENT OF ODIN.« 

From the Norse-Tongue, 

Uf R08B the King of Men with speed. 
And saddled strait his coal-black steed ; 
Down the yawning steep he rode. 
That leads to fHela's drear abode. 
Him the Dog of Darkness spied. 
His shaggy throat he oi>en'd wide, 
'Wliile firum his jaws, with carnage fiU'd, 
Foam and human gore distill'd : 
Hoarse he bays with hideous din. 
Eyes that glow, :and fangs that grin ; 
And long pursues, with fruitlesM yell. 
The Father of the powerful spell. 

S The oriffinal is to be found in Bortholinus, de causis coiitein- 
lends mortig; Hafnise, 1689, quarto. 

Upreis Odinn allda gautr, tec, 
f \i/IAeimr, the bell of tbc 'Gothic nation^ totv«\%\«A ol visv^t 
l''^'rhlZnS'l,!l^^^ devoted all such aa d\wi ot %\OMve»%, v\'^ 



Thrice pronounced, in accents dreAdy 
The Quilling Ttfrse that wakes fhie diaA ; 
Til] from out Hie hoUow gnrand 
Slowly breatii6d a snUen sound. 

Pr. What call unknown, what charms psvsu 
To break th6 quiet of the tomb 1 
Who tibus afflicts my troubled sprite. 
And drags me from the realms of night 7 
Long on these mould'ring bones hare beat 
The winter's snow, the summer's heat. 
The drenching dews and driving rain f 
Let me, let me sleep again. 
Who is he, with voice unblest. 
That caUs me from the bed of reft t 

O. A baveller, to thee unknoWh, 
Is he that calls, a Warrior's Son. 
Thou the d6eds of light shahlmoW ; 
Tell me what is done below. 
For whom yon glitt*ring boaord is tpttsiA, 
Drest ftw "whom xtm tnitAfm hrf- 



DESCENT 01P ODIK. 95 

What dangers Odin's difld atndt, 
Who tbie kaOuxti his fate. 

Pr, in Hoder*s hand the hero's doom : 
His hrotiier sends him to the tomb. 
Now my weary lips I close : 
Leaye me, leare me to repose. 

0. Prophetess, my spell obey. 

Once again arise, and say. 

Who Hi' avenger of his gmlt. 

By whom shall Hoder's blood be spilt. 

Pr. In ^e caverns of the west. 
By Odin's fierce embrace comiprest, 
A wond'rona Boy shall Hinda bear. 
Who ne'er shall comb his raven-hair, 
Nor wash his visage in the stream. 
Nor see the son's departing beam ; 
T^ he on Hoder*s corse shall smile 
Flaming on tibe fon'ral pile. 
Now my w^ary lips I close : 
Leave me, leave me to depose. 

Ol Yet awhile my call obey. 
Prophetess, awake, and sa/ 
What Virgins these, in speeciiless woe. 
That bend to earth their solemn brow, 
That their flaxen tresses tear. 
And snowy veils, that float in air. 
Ten me whence ikeir sorrows rose : 
Then I leave thee to repose. 

Pr. Ha ! no traveller art than. 
King of Men, I know thee now, 
Of a Thighty line 



f). No boding maid of skill divine 
Art thon, nor prophetess of good ; 
But motlier of the giant-brood ! 

jpr. Hie thee hence, and boast at home. 
That never shall inquirer come 
To hreak my iron-sleep again ; 
TOl •Lot has bonst his tenfold cYudu. 

**r»'oftAe Gods approaches, when ^e »Yia\\V>Te 



Fr&m the WtUh. 

Owen's xvuse demands my song, 
Owen swift, and Owen strong ; 
Fairest flower of Roderic's stem, 
•fGwyneth's shield, and Britain's gem. 
'He nor heaps his brooded stores. 
Nor on all profusely pours ; 
Lord of every regal art, 
Lihersil hand, and open heart. 

Big with hosts of mighty name, 
j^quadrons three against him came; 
This the force of Eirin hiding, 
Side by side as proudly riding. 
On her shadow long and gay 
i^Lochlin ploughs the waf ry way ; 
There the Norman sails afar 
Catch the winds, and join the war : 
Black, and huge along they sweep. 
Burthens of the angry deep. 
•'-— «n his native sands 



DEATH OF HOEL. 97 

In slitt*iiiig amw and gltny drest. 
High he rean his ruby oresL 
There Ae thuad'ring ftrokes begin. 
There the pre«, and ttiere ihe dm ; 
TUyinalfra*B rocky shore 
Bchofng to the battle's roar. 
Check'd by the torrent-tide of Uood 
Backward Meiiud roQs his flood ; 
While, heap'd his muter's feet aroond. 
Prostrate warriors gnaw the ground. 
While his glowing eye4)al]8 torn. 
Thousand banners roimd him bnni. 
Where he points- his purple spear. 
Hasty, hasty Root is there. 
Marking with indignant eye 
Fear to stop, and shame to fly. 
There Confosion, Terror's chUd, 
Conflict fierce, and Ruin wild. 
Agony, that pants for breath, 
Deq[Mdr and bonooxable Death. 



XI. THE DEATH OF HOEL. 

From the Welsh* 

Had I bat the torrent's might. 

With headl(mg rage and wild affright 

Upon Deira's squadrons hurl'd, 

To rash, and sweep them from the world ! 

Too, too secure in youthful pride. 
By tiiem my friend, my Hoel, died, 
€rreat Clan's son : of Madoc old 
He ask'd no heaps of hoarded gold ; 
Alone in Nature's wealth array'd. 
He ask'd, and had the lorely Maid. 
To Cattraeth's vale in glitt'ring row 
Twice two hundred warriors go ; 

JLPL^°S°'^'°*f^^^ *'ie Monarch of the BaxA». lAe^o>\x > 
«B tbe OododiD. (See Mr. Evam's SpecVmeu%, p. 1^- -^^^ 

P 



And I, the meanest of tiiem all, 
That lire to weep, and sing their fall. 



SONNET* 

ON THE DEATH OF MR. RICHARD WES 

In vain to me the smiling Mornings shine, 

And redd'ning Phoebus lifts his golden ftne: 
The birds in vain their amorous descant join, 

Or cheerful fields resume their green attire : 
These ears, alas ! for other notes repine, • 

A different object do these eyes require '; 
My lonely anguish melts no heart but mine, 

And in my breast the imperfect joys expire. 
Yet Morning smiles the busy race to cheer. 

And new-bom pleasure brings to happier mex 
The fields to all tiieir wonted tribute bear ; 

T« »,a««m *Kmv iitflp lnvp.fl the birds oomnlain 



99 

EPITAPH I. 

ON *MRS. CLARKE. 

Lo ! where the silent Marble weeps, 
A friend, a wife, a mother sleeps ; 
A heart, within whose sacred cell 
The peaceful Virtues lored to dwell. 
Affection warm, and fsuth sincere, 
And soft himianity were there. 
In agony, in death resigned. 
She felt the wound she left behind. 
Her infant image, here below. 
Sits smiling on a father's woe : 
Whom what awaits, while yet he strays 
Along the lonely vale of days f 
A pang, to secret sorrow dear ; 
A sigh ; an xmaTailiug tear ; 
im Tizoe shall er'ry grief remove, 
- With Life, with Memory, and with Love. 



EPITAPH H.f 

ON SIR WILLIAM WILLIAMS. 

Hire, foremost in the dangerous paths of fame, 
Young Williams fought for England's fair renown ; 

His mind each muse, each grace adorn'd his frame, 
Nor Envy dared to view him with a frown. 

At Aix his voluntary sword he drew. 
There first in blood his infant honour seal'd ; 

From fortune, pleasure, science, love he flew, 
And scocn'd repose when Britain took the field. 

» ThU lady, the wife of Dr. Clarke, physician at Epsom, died 

April 37, 1767 ; and u buried in tlie church of Beckenham, Kent, 

t This epitaph was written at the reaueal ol Mt.^wt^wX^iV 

Montagra, wbo iatended to have in^cribea It ou ^ Xftotvuvcvvv^V "^^^ 

BfiUalp, at the tlege of which this accomp\\%WA '^o>\\X\ v^a*. 

uif^' '/^'. • *"' ''■''™ •o'»€ difficulty attewdW VYvc wtc\;\ovv ^v 

It, tblg detlga wa$ not executed . 



ELEGY 



WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YAR: 

The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day. 
The lowing herds wind slowly o'er the lea, 

Phe ploughman homeward plods his weary way, 
And leaves the world to darkness and to me. 

STow fades the glimmering landscape on the si^^t, 
And all the air a solemn stillness holds, 

Save where the heetle wheels his droning flight. 
And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds : 

Save that from yonder ivy-mantled tower 
The moping owl does to the moon complain . 

Of such as, wand*ring near her secret bower. 
Molest her ancient solitary reign. 

Beneath those rugged ehns, that yew-tree's shade 
Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering 1m 



COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD. 101 

Oft did tiie harrwt to tiieir sidde yield. 
Their tarraw oft tlie ■tobbom glebe has broke ; 

How jocimd did tibey drire tfaeir team afield I 
How bow'd the woods beneath tfaeir sturdy stroke ! 

Let not Ambttiim mock their nsefol ton, 
Thar homely joys, and destiny obecnre ; 

Nor Grandeur hear with a- disdainful smile 
The short and simple annals of the poor. 

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power. 
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave. 

Await alike th' ineyitable hour : — 
The patiis of gjUtry lead but to the grave. 

Nor yon, ye Proud, impute to These Hie fault, 
If Memory o'er their tomb no trophies raise. 

Where tiirough the long-drawn aisle and fretted vault 
The pealing anthem swells tibe note of praise. 

Can storied urn or animated bust 
Back to its mansion call the fleeting breath t 

Can Honour's roice provoke the silent dust. 
Or Flatf ry soothe the dull cold ear of Death t 

Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid 
Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire ; 

Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway'd. 
Or waked to ecstacy the living lyre. 

But knowledge to their eyes her ample page 
Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll ; 

Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage. 
And Iroae the genial current of the soul. 

Full many a gem, of purest ray serene, 
The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : 

Full may a flower is bom to blush unseen, * 
And waste its sweetness on the desert ur. 

Some village-Hampden, that with d9L\mt\^«& Vc^'ecs\ 

The Uttle Tyrant of his fielda withstood-. 
Some mute inglorious MUton bere Tao^ Te«.t, 
Some Cromwell guiltless of "his coTMitrs*»\^«^- 



he struggling pangs of conscuras omui cu tuuo, 
To quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, 
r heap the shrine of Luxury and Pride 
With incense kindled at the Muse's fiame. 

ar from the madding crowd's ignoble strife 
Their sober wishes never leam'd to stray; 
Jong fihe cool sequestered vale of life 
They kept the noiseless tenor of ^eir way. 

fet ev'n these bones from insult to protect 
Some frail memorial still erected nigh, 

yith uncouth rhymes and shapeless sculpture dec 
Implores the passing tribute of a sigh. 

rheir name, their years, spdt by th' unletter'd m 
The place of fame and elegry supply : 

And many a holy text around she strews, 
That teach the rustic moralist to die. 

For who, to dumb Forgetfulness a prey. 
This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned. 



COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD. 103 

Haply some hoary-headed Swain may say, 
'Oft hare we seen him at the peep of dawn 

Bnuhing wilh hasty steps the dews away. 
To meet the sun upon the upland lawn. 

' Ihere at the foot of yonder nodding beech 
That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, 

His listless length at noontide would he stretch. 
And pore upon the brook that babbles by. 

' Hard by yon wood, now smiling as in scorn. 
Mutt* ring his wayward fancies he would rove ; 

Now drooping, woeful wan, like one forlorn, 
Or erased with care, or cross'd in hopeless love. 

' One mom I miss'd him on the 'custom'd hill. 
Along the heatii and near his fay'rite tree ; 

Another came ; nor yet beside the rill. 
Nor up the lawn, nor at the wood was he ; ' 

' The next, with dirges due in sad array 
Slow through the church-way path we saw hiiu 
borne. 

Approach and read (for thou canst read) the lay 
Graved on the stone beneath yon aged thorn.' 

THE EPITAPH. 

HiBB rests his head upon the lap of Earth 
A You^, to Fortune and to Fame unknown ; 

Fair Science firown'd not on his humble birth. 
And Melancholy mark'd him for her own. 

Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere, 
Heay'n did a recompense as largely send : 

He gave to Mis'ry all he had, a tear, 
Hegain'dfrom Heay'n ('twas all he wished) a friend. 

No farther seek his merits to disclose. 

Or draw his frailties from their dread abode 
(There they alike in trembling hope repose). 
The bosom of bis Father and his God. 






rfl^di pDDtiu, fruclUfi 






uprutque DQva »pltu(l»t«f« Qua 

Afofltim, tedpilqnc fapitiine ; priori 

THO. CRAY, F 



»^cu 



%j iaA\^ ^ 



WiTHBeauty,wiih Pleasure 8urroaxided,to]a 
To weep without knowing the cause of my ai 
To itart from short slumbers, and wish for tl 
To close my dull eyes when I see it retoznini 
Sighs sudden and frequent, looks erer d^ect 
Words that steal from my tongue, by no mea 

connected ! 
Ah, say, fellow-swains, how these symptoms ? 
They smile, but reply not — Sure Delia can ' 



TOPHET : 

An Epigram, 

[Mr. Etougfhft of Cambridj^e University, was 
'- «<*ceotrlcities and personal appearance. 
-"■ made an etchioif of his head, 
*" "Oder it the foUowlr 



lOT 



IMPROMPTU, 

Suggetted fry a View, in 1706, qf the Seat and Ruins 
qf a deceased Nobleman, at King$gate, Kent. 

Old, and abandoa'd by each yenal friend, 
Here H— -d form'd the pioiu resolution 

To smuggle a few years, and strire to mend 
A broken character and constitution. 

On this congenial spot he fix'd his choice ; 

Bail Goodwin trembled for his neighboring sand ; 
Here sea-gnUs scream, and cormorants rejoice. 

And mariners, though shipwrecked, dread to land. 

Here reign the blusf ring North and blighting East, 
No tree is heard to whuqper, bird to sing ; 

Yet Nature could not fturnish out the feast. 
Art he invokes new horrors still to bring. 

Here mouldering fanes and battlements arise. 
Turrets and arches nodding to their fall ; 

Unpeopled monast'ries delude our eyes. 
And mimic desolation covers all. 

' Ah I* said the sighing peer, * had B— te been truo, 
Nor M — *s, R — *8, B — *s friendship vain. 

Far better scenes than these had blest our view. 
And realised the beauties which we feign. 

' Purged by the sword, and purified by fire. 
Then had we seen proud London's hated wallfl ; 

Owls would have hooted in St. Peter's choir. 
And foxes stunk and litter'd in St. Paul's.' 



wooing he went, ^here ut>«^ . 
1 barmleM society gnttle and scold. 

Lord I agter,' says Physic to Law, ' I dedarf 

uch a sheep-biting look, such a pick-pocket ai 

^ot I for the Indies!— You know I'm no pmd 

)at his name is a shame, — and his eyes are sc 

Then he shambles and straddles so oddly — I fe 

No— at our time' of Hfe 'twould be silly, my d( 

' I dont know,' says Law, ' but methinks for ' 
'Tis just like the picture in Rochester's book ; 
Then his character, Phiazy,— his morals — his ' 
When she died, I cant tell, but he once had i 
They say he's no Christian, loves drinking and 
And all the town rings of his swearing and i 
His lying and filching, and Newgate-bird trie 
Not I — for a coronet, chariot and six.' 

Diyinity heard, between waking and dozing 
Her sisters denying, and Jemmy proposing : 
From table she rose, and with bumper in h) 
"' - ••♦•^Iced up her belly, and stroked down 1 

-v.»„# wenching an 



109 



SKETCH 



OP HIS OWN CHARACTER.* 

Too poor for a bribe, and too proud to importuue ; 
He had not ^e method of making a fortnne : 
Coold lore and could hat«» so was thought somewhat 
No -very great Wit, he believed in a God. [odd ; 

A post or a pension be did he did not desire. 
But left church and state to Charles Townshend and 
Squire f 

* Written in 1761, and found in one of bit pocket-boo ks. 
t Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and aftLrwanl 
Bishop of St Darid'8. 



UPON HIS ODES. 

By Daoid Garrick, Etq. 

Rbpinx not. Gray, that onr weak dassled eyes 
Thy daring heights and brightness shun ; 

How few can trace the eagle to the skies. 
Or, like him, gaze upon tiie sun ! 

Each gentle reader loves the gentle Mase, 
That little dares and little means ; 

Who hmnbly sips her learning from Reyiew8> 
Or flatters in the Magazines. 

No longer now from Learning's sacred sto^ 
Our minds their health and yigonr draw ; 

Homer and Pindar are revered no more. 
No more the Stagyrite is law. 

Though nursed by these, in vain thy Muse appe 
To breathe her ardonrs in onr sonls ; 

In vain to sightless eyes and deeden'd ears 
The lightning gleams, the thunder rolls : 



Ill 

ON THE BACKWARDNESS OF SPRING. 

By the late Mr. Richard West. 

DxAR Gray, that always in my heart 
Pofloeaaeat far the better part. 
What mean these sudden blasts that rise * 
And drive the Zephyrs from the skies f 
join with mine thy tuneful lay. 
And invocate the tardy May. 

Come, fairest Nymph, resume thy reign ! 
Bring all the Graces in thy train I 
With balmy breath and flowery tread. 
Rise from thy soft ambrosial bed ; 
Where, in elysian slumber bound, 
Embow'ring myrtles veil thee round. 

Awake, in all thy glories drest, 
Recall ^e SSephyrs from the west ; 
Restore the sun, reyive the skies. 
At mine, and Nature's call, foise ! 
Great Nature's self upbraids thy stay, 
And misses her accustom'd May. 

See ! an her works demand thy aid ; 
The labours of Pomona fade : 
A plaint is heard from ev'ry tree ; 
Each budding flow*ret calls for thee ; 
The birds forget to lore and sing; 
With storms alone the forests ring. 

Come, then, with Pleasure at thy side, 
Difiuse thy vernal spirit wide ; 
Create, where'er thou tum'st thine eye. 
Peace, Plenty, Love, and Harmony: 
TiU ev'ry being share its part, 
And Heaven and Earth be glad at heart. 



IN MEMORT OP MR. CRAY. U.> 


To meltiiiE bliu mign-d faL< lii 




Wilh mUdsr ttge bu ryn bt's: 


mtoroU.' 


The hesTiDg down hU thiiJUng 


jd,. «m(o«. 








HmTT,a.,dolin,pl«,t™.n-. 




Bj dice mClsided, peniire wnuld 


h. .imy. [^OTf. 


When Th«i«..«ft-TnnmBrU. 


g, liTee hii wiodinc 


n™ b^'rt hln. nil« fto monlUing «ng. 


TbTDo^ life-i Dtw HU the un 


Ic bBTk to .leer ; 


!>■ wind! an rude imil bigh, the 


uiloi >iimig : 




.tompwlncer, 


nn utbe p»ft himd the helm 


you ga«, 


Pnn hiddeo tock. », iaPuiC en' 






run heart. 


Ddl^t In w«, ud triumph in oar leua. 






YuBT drsadfiil nign : 




Pnpua die iron Kmirgo, prepsn 


EilhoTenom'ddarl. 


Un-lty DO more „lth l»ienc .Ir .pp«,. ; 




her heed 


A«Iiii theii hnihy poiaon >h< 






li flight control. 








ofher*ral. ! 


And tone hsr livid IIjh to tm 


ile, f 


TBh.ppierK™ii.fl8dl 




Now laUed by hii ThrBclan 


\ 


At the full fcKst of Riiehty 


loce J 


T» heavenly Ihemo-Dllunes; 





Closed is that carioiu ear by deati&'s cold hai 
That mark'd each error of xny careless strain 
With kind severity ; to whom my muse 
Still loved to whisper, what she meant to dng 
In loader accent ; to whose taste supreme 
She first and last appealed, nor wish'd for praii 
Save when his smile was herald to her Came. 
Yes, thou art gone ; yet friendship's falt'ring t 
Invokes thee still ; and still, by fancy soothed. 
Fain would she hope her Gray attends the call 
Why then, alas ! in this my fav'rite haunt. 
Place I the urn, the bust, the sculptured lyre. 
Or fix this votive tablet, &ir inscribed 
With numbers worthy thee, for they are thini 
Why, if thou hear'stme still, these symbols sa 
Of fond memorial ? Ah I my pensive soul t 
He hears me not, nor ever more shall hear 
The theme his candour, not his taste, approve< 

Oft, ' smiling as in scorn,' oft would he cry. 



4 Tin., 



IN MEUORVOF MR. G 



iU ffnidpd by iby jud^mpni 



Which paint the Maiaen h duw » , 
And clear the watera of the gurgling fount ! 
Swift they wind through chequer'd allies ; 
Huddling down to th' open valleyB ; 
Where the quick ripple in the mnheuns plays, 
Turning to endless forms each glance of twinkli 
blaze. 

O'er the gay scene th' enamour 'd inmates roam : 
And gather fresh ideas as they rise 
From Nature's manifold supplies. 
Alas ! for whom ! 
Many a gleam of sprightly thought. 

Many a sad and sable mood, 
Whether from dazzling lustre brought. 

Or nursed by shades of darksome wood. 
Keep death-like silence on their native shore. 
Since he, that gave them speech, is heard no mon 

Flown is the spirit of Gray, 
Like common breath to mingle widi the oir : 
Yet still those Goddesses' peculiar care, 
That tir0nth(» harmonious lay. 




Vkadaf dw look, Oml term (ll« «rM~t,-} 
IMran'd by Han'i (faia U^t, 
Bnr ■•047 Vgnma Ami* Uw ililit ) 

ginywl* &B UbMnc heart, imd Virtual taappifs 



Beneatu inotv 7i«yyc.i* ^ — , 
iVhere uow, still faithful to their wonted fire^\ 
Thy own dear ashes wee for ever laid,* 



STANZAS 

ON THE DEATH OF MR. GRAY. 
By a Ijody* 

Where sleeps the Bard who graced Mnseiu' hearse 
With fragrant trophies by the Muses wore I 

Shall Gray's cold urn in Tain demand the Tene* 
Oh ! can his Mason fail in plaintire lore t 

No ; with the Nine inwrapp'd in social woe. 
His lyre unstrung, sad vigfl he must keep ; 

With them he mourns, with them his eyes o'erflow. 
For such a Bard immortal Maids can weep. 



IN MBHORY OP MR. GRAY. 181 

In Am naglo lAy» tiie warbling lyr«> 
akmi JHiOa I from thy fell grasp to Mve; 
9W, and told it with a Poet*a fire, 
I paths of i^ory lead but to tht grare.' 

laU tfie Baid, whoeo aympathiaing mind 
m'd o^er Um ainqde nurtic'fl turfy oeU, 
w hia tomb no gratefol moomer find, 
fiDaga awain to ring one parting knell f 

BBonr'd shade ! the fringed brook 111 trace, 
a mahea cidliDg thy dank graTo to strew ; 
noontain flow^ I'll deck the haDow'd place, 
figiice it roond with osiera mix'd witii yew. 



THE TEARS OF GENIUS : 

AN ODI. 

By Mr, Taite. 

aa^u ftdr banka» where Learning's hallow'd fane 
Mtio rises on the astonish'd sic^t, 
I oft the Mnse has led the faToorite swain, 
wamt'd his sonl with Heaven's inspiring light. 

Ih tiie eorert of the sylvan shade, 
are deadly cypress, mix*d with moomful yew, 
n tiie Tale a gloomy stillness spread, 
stial Geoins burst upon the view. 

oom of youth, the majesty of years, 
soften*d asp^^t, innocent and kind, 
^ Di sorrow, and the streaming tears, 
■dees all, their varunis pow'r combined. 

' fidr hand a silver harp she bore. 
Me magic notes, soft-warbling from the string, 
ranquil joy the breast n^ei knew \)«toc«> 
vise tfae sonl on rapture's aor^ Vvn^. 
efimpetVdf I heard lier b.«avQ «k. «v^« 
has the rapid strain rcwmn^JBA.tJtowx^^*' "^ 

O 



^There your gently-flo'wiiiif : 

Floating on die fragrant hnum. 
Sink the mmU in pleasing ahnnbera 
On the downy bed of ease. 

graver straina prepare the plaintire lyre, 
hat wakes the softest feelings of the soul ; 
L lonely Grief the melting verse inspire, 
ijet deepening Sorrow's M^emn accents roll. 

Racked by the hand of rode Disease 

Behold our faVrite Poet lies I 
While every olgect form'd to please 

Far from his coodi vngratefol flies. 

The bUssfol Mnse, whose fli f umin g smile' 

So lately waim'd his peaoeftil breast, 
DifFdsing heai^enly joys iht while. 
In Traniqporfs radiant garments drest, 
IVith darksome grandenr and enfeebled blase, 
»inks in the diades of night, and slums his cagfr gas 

~- — ««hy train, who wait on Spring,* 

~~*^ '*f venial psida. 



IN mOfORT 09 MR. ORAY. 123 



They Mtee tiirfr haorps^tiiey itrikt the lyre 

WiA npid iMnd, willi freedom^ fin. 

OtedkBt Nature Inntf Am lollyMuidy [souod. 

Amd tmamitm'B why eHft Ite hwrenly itndna re- 




lb MAldkai hUh t»ywte Iky, 
At flhOd of fiwy hft taUiiA : 
;*• WMi tf Gndria'ii ftKM a«y. 
By nylHMAi llniiM9tir4«4My •«•& tiM aiUew Uy. 



ak! te vatai ttty *!?• «9 



.• 



■kd oonoi, Iha teid ftiioni, 
AmyYl In Irami'ji MtXmA glowm 
Sha itnwa Iha War «id prieUy tiMrn, 
ABd UlaBB^ in 41* iafcnal doom. 
WMi frantle tay aad fawittata rage [ing page. 

8ba fsaiwa Iha teohMng tt o a rt and Vlafta the glow* 



No Mflia Hnt eeft ^KniiaB flutai 

Ptaathai Ifavaogh Iha heart Iha netthig strain ; 
Ine pomn oi Haneony are in.iite» 
ABd le«»« *a onoe-ddi^htftil plain ; 
WHh kecry whHb I eeo tfMBft heat tfie air, 
Daafffi hy the leaden haa4 of oomfHrtieM Deiipair. 

Tot etay» 0! elay, edeethl 1faw*n, 
And with a hand of Uttd regard 
IMqpel Am hoietftaoe etonn that loan 
De eU ' ttcU TO on the ft.T"rite herd; 
Owatdi with me Ueleet expiring hreath, [death. 
And enaftdi Ua freae the amw lof daik, obliyious 

HailLl On FMal Sistient join. 
And witti Honroi'B mutt* ring eoonds, 

Weare ttw tfeene of his Hne, 
While the dreadM open TMoeBAa. 



• l^n to AdTonl^. 

: *?• v*fr«»» of Poe»3. 
t Tbe Fatal listen, «nX> 



i 



'Tin done, 'tis done — the iron hand of -paia. 
With mthlesfl fnry and corroaTe force. 

Racks every joint, and seises every vein : 
He sinks, he groans, he falls a lifeless cone. 

Thxis fades the flow'r nipp'd hy the frozen gale. 
Though once so sweet, so lovely to die eye : 

Thus the tall oaks, when boisfrons storms assail, 
Tom from the earth, a mighty ruin lie. 

Ye sacred sisters of the plaintive verse, 
Now let the stream of fond affection flow ; 

O pay your trihate o*er the slew-drawn hearse, 
With all the manly dignity of woe. 

Oft when the curfew tolls its parting knell 
With solemn pause yon Church-yard's gloom surve; 

While Sorrow's sighs and tears of Pity tell 
How just the moral of the Poet's lay.* 

O'er his green grave, in Contemplation's guise. 
Oft let the pilgrim drop a silent tear : 



BPiTira 






POETICAL WORKS 



JAMES BEATTIB, LL.D. 



THB LIFE 

OP 

JAMES BEATTIE, LL.U 

BO&ir ITSft—DlED laos. 



TBBiri^Stet«fthepracatBMiBoirwa»boraat Lawrence- 
ttk to ft» cwmty of Ktncardnw. Hisfatberieemstohave 
bMB liftiBOB in wuaj rejects superior to bis rank in life. 
IhMI^ «47 tiMteaaot of an ineooaderable fanUf and con. 
■IMatfj iUiBf a itadon in locit^ rmj litde f arourable 
•I Mm MWntiM ofa taite Ibr literaitare, ha is said to h&ve 
•mmmA a foadasM for books, and to baTo exhibited a 
MAii tdsnt lor pootieal composition. Toong Beattie 
%« aot j«t tM yean dd when his fathsr died: bat they 
vho kaav bow soon the first impnlse is given to the mind ; 
kam 4mifij ereiy earijr iinpiressioo is stansped upon the 
) and bow tenadomly tiie good and evil of the 
abottt the child, may, perhaps, be inclined to 
l o m ew l iat of th^ eelebri^ of the man to the ex- 
tad the instractions which were presented to the 
fMdiisoftheboj. 
Alter tbe loss of this inraliiebie parent, oor poet found a 
bM tad Ibtbeily protector ia Us elder brother ; who 
fbMd'Uai at a tdMNkl in bis aafeive plabe, and condnned 
hfcatfwrakaaderatntorofdMttaaieofMifaie,tiU, inl749> 
hi cbtainid a borsaiy at iheMaris^al College, Aberdeen. 
lUi ffdiftiiko, wbidi is said to bava biaa ^beac vdl ^!fi& 
", dUmtpndnot Um aiflictt lihioa %va ^3!^^^^' 
B^atth was not moT« ^atlne^i^beAlor ^& ^^"C^*^ 
to tba stadies of tbe plaoa^thwa t« <!^ w^x^^^t^ 

GS 



traordinaiy proticicu^^ 
that was required of bka by the reii«uw. 
bat it was by an effort of daty, not an i 
tion. It presented him with all the la 
the sweets of study ; and after the appoix 
pleted, he returned with redooUed eag 
which were more in unison with the ardoi 
and the liveliness of his imagination. H 
duct, and the decided marks of ability tli 
the coarse of his college life, secured to 1 
the Professors Blackwell and Gerard 
struction he more immediately fell fro? 
the uniTersity. In 1750 he obtained it 
best Greek analysis of the fourth book ( 
after completing the appointed course 
1753, graduated as Master of Arts, t 
aniverrities is the firstdegree conferre* 

Immediately on his leaving coUe 
master of the school of Fordoun, the 
rence-Kirk. While in this obscure 
he published in the Scottish Mag 
poetry. 

These productions, though mark 
cations of the talent which their a 
' ^-''*»d him some local U 



LIFE OF BEATTIE. 131 

his lop ei i of in tha miinitlaB of Uw Latin grammar. His 
npatadon for acdkolanhip did not, howerer, appear to 
hxn been in any degree cominromised by his defeat ; and 
in the next Tacancy be was elected by the magistrates 
withoat any second examinations having been reqairi'd. 

This appointment was rather desirable to lieattie, on 
aeooont of its placing him in the midst of a literary so- 
osty, and affording him an easy access to books, thau from 
the proepect of its pecuniary emoluments. lie had not been 
Umg in possession of this situation when he committed his 
first Tolome of poems to the press. They were admired by 
fab Mends and much praised by the English Reviews ; but 
diey didnocsatisfy the matured taste and judgment of their 
asthor. He, indeed, formed a correct estimation of its 
merits. It was decidedly unworthy his alnlities ; and was 
not calcnlated to increase the reputation, which he had, 
even in that early period of his life, acquired for talent 
and accomplishment. With the exception of four short 
poems, which, after considerable correction, he was induced 
to admit among the number of his poetical works, he was 
solicitons to erase every trace of these early effusioDs from 
the public mind. He bought up trvry copy of the volume 
which he had an opportunity of procuring; and seemed to 
consider the pnbli<»tion of it as so discreditable a stain on 
die fair and brilliant page of his literary life, that he is re- 
ported never to have informed his children of the existence 
of this his first, juvenile, and renounced production. 

In the same year with the appearance of the above men- 
tioned worii, 1761, he was appointed, by the king's patent, 
professor of philosophy to the universiQr. His department 
embraced both moral philosophy and logic, and it acquired 
a peculiar interest in the mind of Beattie, from its con- 
liBrring on him the task of delivering the last course of in- 
straction which the pupils received in the university, pre- 
vious to their exchanging the tranquil studies of their col- 
lege for the active competitions of the world. This prefer- 
ment was sudden and unexpected ; and, at the age of twenty- 
five, he began to deliver to his pupils a course of lectures 
on those vast, important, and comprehensive subjects, which 
only the greatest minds are capable of entertaining in all 
their bearings and relations, and which, of all others, re- 
quire the greatest vigour, and animatioUf ^tA\\N^\\\%'b% <^^ 



idid ezpeuUtioos woicu . — 
ied of his abilities ; bat prepared tliose invaituM^. > . 
vhich the name of Beattie would rank among tha higli- 
class of prose writers, thougpi it bad nvnr bttm dlitai> 
shed on the list of poets. 

(n 1785 he produced a poem entitled 'The Jadgmtntof 
uis.* It is found in the 'Scottish Magaxine ;* and is, per* 
ips, as well worthy of revival as some of his minor pieces. 
is friend and biographer. Sir William Foibes, has thoi^t 
t Dot to include this effort of his muse in the eollectioo of 
.is works. The suhsequent year was marked by the pnirfi- 
nation of some lines ' On the Proposal for erecting a 
Moanment to Churchill, in Westminster Abbey/ Th^ 
have neither beauty nor dignity to recommend them ; an 
are disgraced by an unredeemed bitterness of fading ao 
expression, which it was not generous to exercise agaio 
the dead. Churchill was a bad man, and a dishmMNir to i 
charch of which he was a minister. If virtue had been • 
sential to securing him a mem<Mrial amoaig thedistingnisi 
characters whose names live on the veneraUe walls oi W 
**'inKter,his advocates would have found themsdvas di 
"— '*• for hisadmisdon; but that 







-■ -smi^ilftttbtlm "-™ 

mttntwt 

.«MCM iflfc. wil^m atM »fChBwtm, ndg ik 
Wtwn rf.i1*litit »tfc ntilMMHrMi* « to dw. 
thM Um Mfs lbs TCO' vMjr nJMMi br Sir WlUiui 



Mt^ A> Hi^J ^mtk, ud mtitlM lu tmnutiiUi]'. 

itwMUxtr ■ - -■ 



k.H*«daiUibrlV- 
ta4»PB Iks nOwkr ^ikkAilUHiMtf itoMM pUlo- 



■i^Hd, iMiedHHl ts Ibt fliM UMnr7 nlK7 of ttu w 

irf rnhmiiii. mJ nf ill Ihil rwi-rT* '-«■ — "t "" r''" 
br wMcfc Ua Mm —>»» i wtonirl y Jimae al itsi- U* 
■u boiHadbr ■ 



tne anrestraineu y^.. 
rived from effects produced by tne |>«*^^. 
Essays. How few have been really seduced from 
dependance on the gospel by those cold and elabora 
quisitions! how many thoosands have been confim 
faith by the ' Evidences* of Paley , and the ' Eaaaj on ' 
of Beattie, which woold most probably never havi 
undertaken but for the publication of them ! Beatt: 
been accused of treating Hume with too much aspei 
his writings, and of quaking of the propriety of exc 
him from civil society. How far such an expulsion 
have been deserved as an act of justice to a man, wh' 
declaring in one his Essays that the writer who ' dif 
mankind of their reliance on a future state would ' 
ill of his country/ composed an elaborate essay 
the immortality of the soul, and incurred the i 
which he had himself deoouoced, I will not take o 
self to decide ; but to speak of a man thus actinf 
his principles, and condemned by his own sentence 
expressing the deepest indignation, argues an exce 
placeocy that must astonish the characteristic s* 
* --..If. If Beattie has not qioken o 



„ >U.* 1. *!.. 



LIFE OF BfiATTIE. 135 

giHhliiitailW4. *irkMiQnjarlMaidtkaMiiiitrd,he 

—lull, aai^.aMratiw MQppad^ BMltie rwryyutiy an- 

•PHiA«»ddbmuk,difttlMaMMfttibtpo«ftfordMcriptioD, 

Mtfafi— iditi. BvtbtMMUtolMmiiHrfDlttB this proper 

iVikfjyVhMilM ■wnrinnij iaoMttf Us lettsn^liis intention 

«f fNtedig £iwli iasooMsiibitqiMMt books,in thecha* 

'<if >wsrtihtbM4, lMi|lifiig Ms cowateyiwn to battle, 

MtrihwtiBi to npal dis jaradbrs. lIUs intention, if 

'aviouly mtwuriwil it, ai^ httfs p fo dn ced some 

Ittai. of pCNMiylmt woild luirs Itimad aa ineoograons 

to dM pises as it bow stasds, vliick, as a pic- 

Mra «f traaqail lift, sad a vahkls of oootampbtivo mo- 

KilHy, p M BM sii a chaiy that is i aeoa ri s t i t with the bold 

ar oiwUMis of haraio narrative. AAw haTing pomtrayed 

Us janag swtliMaiast with aach advaatats in a Mate of vi- 

iJMary QaiaC, it woold ha;v« boon too Tloltirt a transition 

to hafo hspn a now book, to sarrooBd hiss with dates of 

.tiaa, aad mbms of plaoas. Tha iatanat which we attach 

to Sdwia's diaraefeer would lukTO boon lost in a more am- 

Urioas aibrtto aaka him agrsator, a iMia important, or 

a aiova loeallj daibMd ' being. It is tha solitary growth 

af Ua fsniBa, and his isolated and Byatie abstraction from 

mnkiDda that iz oar attention oo tha romantio features of 

that iHiBa. . Hie simplioitj of his fiMa does not divert us 

Ivoai his aund to his circamstanees. A more unworldly 

air Is ^mi to his character, that, instead of being tacked 

to the fiMe <rf kings, he was one ''who enviednot, who never 

Aoancht of kings;'* and that, instead of mingling with the 

twwihies which dtdhce the creation, he only existed to make 

his dwwi|^ Um mirrar of its beanty and magnificence. 

Aaolher Ea^iah critic. Dr. Aiken, has blamed Edwin's 

viai«i of the fiixies as toospUndid andartiiioial for a sim- 

|do youth; bat there is nothing in the aitoatioi ascribed to 

Edwin, as he lived in minstrel days, that necessarily ex- 

• daded soch materials from his fancy. Had he beheld 

atsam engines, or dockjrards, in his slc^, the vision might 

have been pnmoonced to be too artificial ; bat he might 

have heard of fairies, and their dances, and «v«a oC ^'«.^\^^ 

gM, and gems, from the ballads of hit naio.'v^ csoKOiXxi . ^'c^ 

Che Moond book of the poem, then ax« soin% ioA %x.'ds>aAs> 

bat the aiitbor haa taken Edwin fioia i:^<b v^takiw^X o\ vas>^ 



edition of the ' Easay on Trntfa,* to which he added 
origiDal EsMys. This work was splendidly prii 
quarto, and published by subscription entirely for 1 
benefit. The price was a guinea, and the list of sobs 
which amounted to four hundred and seven^-«iz, ' 
richad with the titles oimanj penoo* of the highest : 
the kingdom, and with thenames of all the mostdistin 
literary characters of the time. 'Ilie number of cop: 
scribed for amounted to seven hundred and thirty4wi 
receipts must therefore have been considerable, and to 
a' very beneficial supply, who was by no means in affla 
cumstanees, his pension being only two hundred i 
and his professorship never being equal to that sum. 
On his return to Scotland it was proposed that he 
be removed to some rituation in the Universi^ ol 
burgh; but he had thai many personal enemies, — (he i 
friends of Hume, whom he was accused of having 
verely treated in )d» writings ; and he preferred th( 
ness of his old friends, and the quiet of Aberdeen, to < 
lucrative and conspicuous appointment in the metroj 





^dwofuUTttt: 137 

[1B-198S. Of liMnwwbCowferhMdeHreredan 
, wUch, coming from ao dittiDgiuilied an author, it 
wmalAbtnaiptariiomahUtowaiti — 'Beatti« is the most agree- 
■He nd amiable wriur I ev«r met with ; the onl j author 
Ma dritioal and philaMphical reieafches are 
I Mrt MniiriHifciil by a poaliflal imagiBation, that 
dm diTMt nliieot, and the laanait, a feast for 
ili books. Haisto Boohathisaaae too, that 
oMr appoan in avwy page, and, whidi is 
,iPi oat not onlj dM writar* bat the man ; and 
ao fiHtfo, 10 wdl-tnapend, ao kapp7 in his reli- 
1^00 hnaaBO ia Ua phikMophj, diat it is necessary 
WWpoktai if oat haa anj MMa of what is lorelj/* 
ii 1|B6» bo printed his « Evidaneos of thft Chriitian Reli. 
^ ■■& li 1T90, and 1793, ha oomplatad his literary 
•Iqr tihi paMloHAaii of a work in two Tohimes, ' On 
i of Mofml Soknea/ Thiio oontain in a con. 
iMdMnanrhat onlaifad form,thft abolraet of the lee- 
i lAieh ha iHid to dietala to his aehoUm. 
'9ttk Is dm Utaraiy hittory of this disiingaished man. 
SnooMilU ii all Aaftha aadeitook, aadmoritinghis snocess 
bj fta dttlgSMOof his appUoation, by the Taikty of his 
knowlidti^ and ^ ^ Yirtaoas ends to whksh hb talents 
wtnmgjtiid, I^omfaisoaiUest boyhood totho last stage of 
Itfshs twdoBwafd in a pathof eaooUenoe, andof brighten- 
i*g ooiabr^y. His laaning obtained for him the respect 
•ad admiration of his oooatry, and tha inTaloable qualities 
of kb^hmat and laaiptr oondliatad tho iMMt ardent friend- 
4# and aftotiQa ih» thooabj whom it is a dittinction to 
bo kaowB, and an iMmoiir to bo lorad. Bat though re- 
■ sa n a j, admired, and loved, his lifis was the reverse of 
happj. BSa sonrows, at tho condnsioa of hb existence, 
««a haavflj aeenmnlatad aponhim ; and they struck the 
hsart wiMta it was most keenly and most painfully sensi- 
tiva. Hia wife, with whom he had lived long and happily, 
baoaasa deranged, and was obliged to be removed from the 
Iwaae of her husband. His eldest sod, a joath of the his^- 
ask prQ0Bise,and to whom his father was attaohed with more 
IImii a father's love, for he was joined with him\at!bft v^q- 
fa w rwi a hfe and they had become frienda and i«il\ow.«X<EA«DX»^ 
aarf ibeaasoeiateso/eMdi othor*a Uxmn, ^Md,%ll«c ^^otv 
• Ajleyli Life oTCowper, voUUL p, *W. 



have croslied the ^irit*, and for a time, to 
tho mind of Seattle. He no longer mii^< 
coorte of socie^. He gave op all his I 
pondence. He said that ' he had done wi 
and he acted as if he felt that there was 
thing on earth worth living for to him ; all 
bonnd him to the enjoyments or the bosine 
were snapt, never ngaia to be onittd. He 
cbanieally the dnties of his professorship; bi 
all the studies in which he had previously o« 
Sometimes, indeed, he appeared to atroggl 
and strove to console the agony of his afflii 
collection of the severer fate from which 1 
b«en delivered. As he thought on the here<! 
which their mother was aflBicted, he won' 
tranqidUifle his mind by reflecting on the t 
taal malady from which death had saved th 
' How could I have borne to see those ele 
i^ with madness.' 

Beattie was struck with palsy in 1799» * 
attacks of the same disease, died in 1803. 



THE MINSTREL: 

THB PE06R18S OF 0BNIU8. 



^ PBSFACB. 

tfea Mii Ita, to tnm dw pn^wi of a poeUealfenins, 
Imb te ft fwi» aiib fnm dM fii^ dawniiig of Uney and 
parioAatvkieb boaojp bo nppoMdeo- 
; in dw worU 00 o Blioilrai, tkat is, OS an 
nldooj — ochoroolwivlriehfOO^yrdiiig 
lofov liNoMwB, wof aot only rsipectable, 




to inlMo SptOMr fa tibs Beosore of 
aai fa dM hanoongr, flbqplioitj» ood Toriety of 
AatiqosoipfOSsioosIliiCTOsroidfld; od- 
', iOBO old wtcds, irbiio ihtij saMMd to 
dwdjjli; ImtllMpoooDowinbafiMiaiddMtomiow 
or lo 007 dtfrot not fatsiH|flilo to roader of 



Ho llflM «bo »aj bo dispoitd to osk what eoold indoce 
■• to wrfto in so diffioilt a measors, I oan only answer, 
tihat it plaases my ear, and setms, from its godiio structure 
tad otiflBi], to bear some reladoa to tho subject and spirit 
of tko poem. Itadmits boUi sin^lidty and magnificence 
of soond and of language, bejood any other stanaa that I 
amaofoainfted with. It allows dm sententionsness of the 
cowjie^ as weU as the more complex modulation of blank 
vsne. Whatsome eritics have reoiaricedyof itsuniformiQr 
frofrfng at last tiresome to the ear, 'will be found to hold 
Ine oidiy when the poetry is f anliy in other respects. 



Ha« felt the infloence oi mtiuKuaui, omu 
And waged -with Fortune an eternal wai 
Checked by the scoff of Pride, by Enry'v 
And Porert3r's uncoaqnerable bar, 
In life's low rale remote has pined aloo 
Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and 

And yet the langoor of inglorious days 
Not equally oppreesiye is to all: 
Him, who ne'er listened to the voice of 
The silence of neglect can ne'er appal. 
Therd are, who, deaf to mad Ambition^ 
Would shrink to hear Ht* obstreperous tr 
Supremely blest, if to their portion fall 
Health, competence, and peace. Nor 1 
Had he, whose simple tale these artless 

The rolls of fame I will not now exploi 
Nor need I here describe, in learned h 
How forth the Minstrel fared in da3r8 c 
Right glad of heart, though homely in 
His waving locks and beard all hoary i 
While from his bending shoulder, dece 
His harp, the sole companion of his w: 
Which to the whistling wind responsiir 
• • a — «« «. ua ivant antne merry lay 1 



BOOK I. 141 




> DOB Mi aMoaniMic hunnk* 
oflMnrmwiy, ibA kaO tiM aom, 
VUli vai^Ubc lai^ w nuMt ptekm flcMt : 
Or iMk at aoon tiM woodltnd aectte remote, 
If^ve tta gnj Ifauieli carol £nmi the liill* 
111 vbiaa Bt^Wy witik arliik'Jal notoy 
fi|lBMa a tyiant, gttain tiha Btfle MIL [wiU. 

BldBtwlnl Heafan iufint, and waaiaer where they 

Utand* BOC lavkh* Is Und Natalie's hand ; 

Tet mjh» SBhwiM wMk nicegt art aia plaaa'd, 
Oaadai mntoga ctfn g iQ, and glsdnesi woe. 
WUi sold and fesM if Chilian moantains fkyw; 
If Weak anid haRCB flooCia'a Uns arise; 
Ihem jiafoa and poison, last and rifine grow ; 
Ben peaoelU are tibe vales, and pare the skies, 
lad fireedwn tree the sool, and ipaifclM in th^ eyes. 

Thtt gliew Bit thoa, to whom fli' indnlgeat Muse 
Ywrtl ie aiy a portiott of celestial flra I 
Nor Kfaoaa A« partia.Fates, if they lefasa 
niMaqpesislbaBqaal^ and tiba ildk attire. 
mMOw AJna own worth, and rererence the lyre* 
Wot tkoa debaae the heart which God refined 1 
No; let thy heaTen-tanchtsoal to HeaTon aspire. 
To Iney, fkaedom, harmony, resign'd; 
AmWtimi'e groveling crew for erer left behind. 

Canat Htum Itorego tbe pare etheueal soul 
In eacb flno sense so ezqidsitely keen, 
Oa tihe daU ooodi of Loxary to loQ, 
Stnng wilfa disease, and stqpifled with spleen ; 
Fain to implore the aid of Flattery's screen. 
Bran from tiiyself thy loathsome heart to hide, 
(Hie mansjon tiien no more of joy serene). 
Where fear, distmst, malerolenoe, abide. 
And impotent desire, and disappointed ptidef 

O how canst thou renounce the boundless sti>re 
Of charms which Nature to her TOlary yidds? 
The warbling woodland, the resounding shore. 
The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields ; 
ill that tbB genial ray of momihg c>ld&, 



Bat these pivu ..._ . 
E'er wins its way to thy coimptea in 
For ah I it pduKms lilce a scorpion's d 
Prompting ih* ungeneroos wish, the 
The stem resol? e unmoved hy pity's 
The troaUons day, and long distressi 
Return, my roring Mnse, resume th^ 

There lired in Crotliic days, as legenc 
A shepherd-swain, a man of low degi 
"Whose sires, perchance, in Fairylani 
SieQian grores, or vales of Arcady ; 
Bnt he, I ween, was of the north co 
A nation famed for song, and beaut] 
Zealous, yet modest ; innocent, ikum 
Patient of toil ; serene amidst alam 
Inflexible in faith ; invincible in ar 

The shepherd-swain of whom I met 
On Scotia's mountains fed his little 
The sickle, scythe, or plough, he n' 
An honest heart was almost all his 
His drink the living water firom tl 
The milky dams supplied his board 
llieir kindly fleece to baiBe winter 
And he, thoui^ oft with dust and 
— *• ♦Kwhr wane 



.7'>aO«L 143 



Nor FiKta his calm tad humble hopes beguiled ; 
He moomfd no reereant firiend, nor mistrew coy, 
lor on his Towa tiie blMnelewi Phoebe nniled. 
Mad her aloiM he lored, and lorad her from a child. 

Xd JnloHj UmIt dawn of lore o'enaat. 
Her MaaM wen UMiriredded da^a with strife ; 
iMh MaMB ]Mk*d daHi^tial aa it pMt, 
lb tha ftMd kMtead, and the lUttifU wUii. 
BifnA Aa lowly vria of Aephard life 
Thiy a ae n l a aa i 'i i aaearabeaeatlittastonB 
WUek in AiBlMon'a Mty land is rife. 
Whin yaaoa and hifa aia cankat^d by tho worm 
Of frid^ aaoh iMid'of joy Indaitiloai to defenn* 

Aa wi^M» wteM tde flMae arOeaa linaa unfold, 
Waa fillha oOfiinf of tiUta hmaiUe pair : 
Da llr& no onida or aaer fontald s 
No faodify ifpaarM in earth or air. 
Nor aai^ ttlat a||^ a strange orant dedare. 
Toagaaaa oaobdieamatamoeof Bdwfai'sblrdi; 
The patentfa tnniport, and fl&e parents care ; 
The foarfp'a piay« fer wealfli, and wit, and worth ; 
Aad ona loaf •■iaBi8r4ay <rfindQleBoa and mirth. 

Aad yal poor Bftwin was no ndgar boy, 
Dacy flHMj^ offc aoem'd to lb: hia infeat eye. 
Daiatieahahaadod not* nte gaoda, nor toy, 
8ava ona Aort Y^ of rodeat minatrelsy ; 
Mlentwhaa^ad; aflbctionata^ thoni^ riiy ; 
And now 1^ look was most demurely sad; 
lad saw ha laa^*d aloud, yet none know why. 
Tka a d tfibo a ra stared and sii^'d, yet Uesft'd the lad: 
Soma daaa'd him wondroos wise, and soma believed 
him mad. 

Bat wkyAaaU I Ma chfldiah feato display t 
GoBooaiae, aad noise, and tofl, ho orer fled; 
Nor cared to mingio in the damovoos fray 
OfaqoabUingimps; but to the fetest sped. 
Or laaaaTd at large tibe lonely mountain'* head; 
Or, whoia Aa aaiw of soma bowildvM atreom 
1^ dMp aaAaddn groves hto feoliMpi tod. 



t 



His heart, from w 
To work like woe of any byiiiK .^ 
By trap or net, by arrow or by slix 
These he detested; those he scorn' 
He wish'd to be the guardian, not 
Tyrant far less, or traitor of the fie 
And sure the sylyan reign nnblood 

Lo I where the stripling, wrapt in ' 
Beneath the precipice o'erhung wii 
And sees* on high, amidst th* endr 
From diff to cliff the foaming torrc 
While waters, woods, and winds. 
And Echo swells the chorus to th( 
Would Edwin this m^estic scene 
For aught the huntsman's puny • 
Ah I no : he better knows great Na 

And oft he traced the uplands, t 
When o'er the sky advanced th 
The crimson cloud, blue main. 
And lake, dim-gl«taming on the 
Far to the west the long long 
Where twilight loves to linge? 
* •»'' now he faintly kens the 

•--^o«1 at AArlv 



BOOK L 145 






■f^ lafl Tliiihiiiuit ■—III Miiwdi 
iadtf>rii»w—MBo— tfmeitatiBmw, 
Aii 4«Mi Ui ehMk a tMT of pity xoD, 
4 ri|^ a tnr, MnrMt, ke wUh'd aoC to ooatioL 



* yt wDd grofVi. O wbore If voir ^onr bloom I* 
([nM HMO fMnpvoli Ifiiis nio tondor flMwulil) 
' Tmv loirwi* iNMyrirerdare, and your Vataoy f^oom, 
fX lali 00 grKtolU in tlie hoiar of drooi^t t 
Wky do tibe Urdo, tiiat ooiiig and raptnn tnooght 
To dl yqv toipan, fliflir moDiAons iMnr fnrnko f 
AkI loky boo ddde dioiice Hiio ndn wroufl^tl 
IW aofir <ho otavan howto monmlU thro* Oie brake, 
dad A* dood IbUofo dies in many a ahopeleos flake. 

'W!ho»ayy^rill,mdbgdfa|M,yMro, and cool, 
Jbid ■oaflg, mHik Ijife, and mirth, and tioanty crownM 
lb! iOOy til' miii^hlly d^, and alaggidfc pool, 
Bvfte an tta aoHtary Tale om¥rown*d ; 
Hod «Mfel bk iBtukf and mnfee mhA molting loand, 
Tto ntfvai onfiko foikrn on nakod qray ; 
dad hiAl fktt liver, kontiag o?«ry moond* 
Down fht Tolo tImndoBi, and tvilb waotofol fway 
ITyiooli the greffo, and rollo tiie ihattered rocks 



• Ttt owh the deotiny of an on Rarfli : 
io iiiailikM and fadeomioeiljc Man. 
. flair la the hod hb Tomal mortt kringa liDrdi, 
dad fiffgttfffinc galea awhfle the nnialing ftn. 
aailo, ya Hoarena, ooiene; ye mildewa wan. 
To l^«tfM*^ff w hiri w ia ia, qpare Ua balmy piime, 
Vorlea*en of hialifB the litde apan. 
Bone on tiie awift, thou^ aUent, winga of Time, 
Old age oomea on 9pace to rayage aU the dime. 

e Brlittnttij tpleodoar. Theworl to mad by lome 
lM«,ai%«UaabfMUtt»a. 

H 



late wri- 



BOOK I. M7 

■te Iks dnk Mst, fl^pinded higli, 
kowWytoni to the setting Saul 
ly tfNt dMBfit the elreeiiifakg 0ory at^ 
AAsciUMettlBeudeiirluuibegvBl • 
idiv» tn half tiiy pmrpoMd noe be nm. 

Set ^hM km tiiat thus itfineg widi age, 
ieaana, ireaUh, or power, the boaom warm* 
tad hope aaf^ tame thy maahood'a rage» 
9fOlBifeBtet of her vting disarm, 
r *s«M ibtesight thy liwid heart alanat 
kli^ava that deadens young desire; 



gay kflpe, and fuicy's pleasing Are : 

■d hope too soon shall of thenueHes ex^ie. 

M loBg-aoonding earfBw from aHvr 
wUk load lament the lonely gale, 
Idwia, H^faced hy tlie erening star, 
gaud listening, vander'd down the Tafe. 
pdd'be dream of graTOs, and corsespale ;• 
Bli that to the chamel-dungeoii throiBg, 
I a laagOi of clanking chain, and wail, 
iciad hy die owl's temite song, 
ttatdnieks hy fits the shuddering ides along; 

a the setting Moon, in critnsoa dyed, 
V tfM AkA and melancholy deep, 
lidatreoim, remote from man, he hifsd, 
hyp of yore their revels wont to keep ; ' 
la let Fancy rove at large, till deep 
toonght to his entranced sight. 
t, a wildly mnrmnring wind 'gan creep 
I hia ringing ear; ihen tapers hric^t, 
itantaaeoos gleam, illumed tiie TauH <rf night. 

Tiew a portal's Uaxon'd arch 

ha trumpet bids ihe valves unfold; 

h an host ni little warriors march, 

I the diamond lance, and targe of gold. 

)k was gentle, their demeanor bold, 

m their helms, and green their silk attire; 

e and diere, ri|^t venerably old, 

p4rob^d minstrels wake the warbling wire, 

10 wilh mellow breath the maxtksl^V^ W^^. 



\ji capers, gems, ana goui, me ecaoing 

The dream is fled. Proud hailriager (jj 
Who scared'st the riaon with Ihy clar 
Fell chanticleer ! who oft hath ref€ aw 
My fJancied good, and hronght sabetant 
O to thy cnrsed scream, discordant stQ 
Let harmony aye shut her gentle ear t 
Thy boastful mirth let jealous rivals sp 
Insult thy crest, and glossy piai<ms tea 
And erer in thy dreams the ruthless lb 

Forbear, my Muse. Let Lore attune t 
Reroke the spell. Thine Edwin frets i 
For how should he at wicked chance n 
Who feels from erery change amusemc 
Br'n now his eyes with smiles of n^ 
As on he wanders through the scenes c 
Where the fresh flowers in living Instr 
Where thousand pearls the dewy lawn 
A thousand notes of joy in every brees 

But who the melodies of mom can tell 
The wild brook babbling down the mon; 
The lowing herd; the sheepfold's simpl 
The pine of earlv shenherd dim diMAruM 



MO&L ' 149 

Tkrani^ nwfliBf conk tiie bare astonish'd fpringtf ; 
Slow tolls fhe TiDage-clock the drowsy honr ; 
The partridge hunts away on whirring wings; 
Deep moonis the turtle in sequester'd bower. 
And dirin lark ctrole dear from her aSilal tour. 

)f atmOf how in erery dbam supreme ( 
Vfham ToCarias feast on raptures ever new ! 
O Itar Aa Toioe and lire of seraphitt. 
To rffef ftkj ifiatlm with deration duel 
Blaat ha tka day I 'scaped tiM wraa^inf crew, 
I'Iraaa PynlM^^i maae, and £pitfiiras^ sty j 
Aad lield ld|^ co n T ar se wUfa the godMke flBw, 
Who ta thP emaptared heart, and ear, and eye, 
Tmth. beauty, Tirtae, troOk, and lore, and melody. 

HeBoal ye> who snare and atapitj Ae mind, 
Sopldsti, of beanfty, -virtoe, joy, dia bane I 
Oieedy and lidl, thooc^ impotent and blind. 
Who ^laad year i&ldiy nets in Truth's fUr Ihne, 
And ef«r ply yoor Tenom'd fiings amaini 
Hence ta duk Brrm's den, whose rankling slime 
FtEStgara yoafonn I Hence ! lesttiiie Muse should deign 
<T1mm|^ loth on theme so mean to waste a rhyme), 
VnOk Ta ng e aa c e to punsue your sacrilegious crime. 

Bat hall, ya ndf^ty masters of the lay, 

NatWa traa sons, the friends of man and truth ! 

Whosa songs subUmely sweet, serenely gay, 

l>Hiiiaiifl my diildhood, and inftnrm'd my youth. 

O let your qpirit still my busom soothe, 

TnspiiB my dreama, and my wUd wanderings guide : 

Toar Toioa aadi rugged path of life ean smooth, 

For waD I know, whererer ye rende 

Than banaony, and peace, and innocence abide. 

Ah mal neglected on iho lonesome plain. 

As yet poor Bdwin nere^ knew your tore, 

Sara ulian against tiie winter^ drenching rain, 

And driving snow, tiM cottage shut the door. 

Ulan, as instructod by tradition hoar. 

Her legend when the beldame 'gan impart. 

Or chant the old heroic ditty o^er. 

Welder and joy ran thrilling to his heart; 

Much ka tha tale admired, bat moce.tl^ tnaffj&oiv^^^ 



Yell in the midnight storm, or ride tl 

But when to horror his amazement r 
A gentler strain the beldame would r 
A tale of rural life, a tale of woes. 
The orphan-babes, and guardian uncL 
O cruel! will no pang of pity pierce 
That heart, by lust of lucre sear'd to 
For sure, if aught of virtue last, or ve 
To latest times shall tender souls ben 
Those hopeless orphan-babes by thy f 

Behold, with berries smear'd, with b. 
The babes now faminh'd lay them do 
Amidst the howl of darksome woodi 
Folded in one another's arms they U 
\or friend, nor stranger, hears thei 
* For from the town the man return 
But thou, who Heaven's just venge 
This deed with fruitless tears shalt 
When Death lays waste thy house, a 
thy store. 

A stifled smile of stem vindictiTe j 

Brighten'd one moment Edwin's si 

• -••'» "rniA man's feebli 




'f. - ■ 

- BOOK I. 151 

M«r to Hiy gOMmui IndignatUm eheok'd. 

Nor check'd the tender tear to Misery given ; 

From Gnilf • oontagiona power shall that protect, 

This aoitetk and refine the soul for Heayen. 

Bvt dreadful !• tiMir doom, whom donhthas driven 

To C MMW ire Fate* and ptons Hope foefo : 

like 7«ndflr Uaitad tooglia hy Bghtnfag riven, 

FerfMCioii, bea uty , lift, tibey never know, 

Birt ftvwB <m all dwt paaa, a monimient of woe. 

ShtJk kfa» wboae kirth, matarity, and age« 

Soasoe ill tiM drde of one enmner day, 

Shan (he poor gnat, wilh discontent and rage 

Rynlahn Oat Nature hastens to decay, 

if kaft a doad okirtract Hbe solar ray. 

If Imft a momentary diower desoendt 

Or i^all Ihdl man Heaven's dread decree gainsay, 

Whkdi bade the series of eventi extend [end? 

Wkki ttfltoai^ «nniimber*d worids, and ages without 

Oiw part, OM Htde part, we dimly scan 
Tkrongk tiite dark medium of life's flsverish dream; 
T«t dare arraign tiie whole stnpendons plan, 
if hot ftuA little part inoongmons seem. 
liiNr la that part. perhaps what mortals deem; 
Oft fram apparent ill oar blessings rise< 
then, renoonoe that imploas self-esteem. 
That aims to trace the secrets of the ddes: 
VIsr thou art bat of dost; be hnmble, and be wise. 

Thus Heaven enlatged his sodl in riper years. 
For Natore j^ve him strengtli, and fire, to soar 
On nmcy*B vring above ftdB vale of tears ; 
Where dark «dd4iearted sceptics, creeping, pore 
llaoai^ microscope of metaphysic lore : 
And mndbi they grope for Tnith, but never hit. 
For why t Their powers, inadeqoate before. 
This idle art makes more and more unfit; [wit 

Tet deem they darkness light, and ^eir vain blunders 

Nor wna tibus ancient dame a foe to mirth. 

Her biJlad, jest, and riddle's quaint device 

Oft cheer'd Ihe shepherds round their social hearth ; 

Whoitf levity or spleen could ne'er entloe- 



JLX^Kl «^w_. 



High-tow'ring, sail along tn- nuri»uju ». 

Where, 'midst ihe changeftd scenery, ersi 
Fancy a thousand wondrous forms descriei 
More wildly great than ever pencil drew. 
Rocks, torrents, grolft, and shapes of giant 
And glitt'ring clifb on difls, and fiery ran 

Thence musing onward to the sounding sli 
The lone enthusiast oft would take his wa 
Listening, with pleasing dread, to the dee 
Of the wide-weltering w&yes. In black a 
When sulphurous clouds rolVd on th' aut 
Ey'n then he hasten'd from the haunt of 
Along the trembling wilderness to stray. 
What time the lightning's fierce career l 
And o'er Heaven's rending arch the rati 

Responsive to the sprightly pipe, when : 

In sprightly dance the village youth we; 

[ Edwin, of melody aye held in thrall, 

From ihe rude gambol far remote reclin 

A'^t^hed with the soft notes warbling in 




T^Tt* -V 



ItOOlCh 153 

Aad delTB for life in Mamtaum's dirty nine; 
Sneak ^th the soonndrel fox, or grant with glutton 
swine. 

For Edwin* Fate a noUer doom had plann'd ; 
Song was Ua faTOvirite and first pusoit. 
The wOd haip rang to his adTc n t 'r ons hand, 
jiaA laaguish'd to his hreath the plaintive flute, 
ffis laflBkt anise» thooc^ artless, was not mute : 
Of fllflgaiiee as jtt he took no care ; 
For Hds of time and coltBre is the fruit ; 
And Edwin gain'd at last this froit 80 rare : 
JU te aone fntore ^vene I pmpose to dedaxe. 



MMBwUle, whate'er of beantiAtl, or new, 
dmkUmb, or-dreadftdi in earth, sea, or sky, 
By ohaaotk or sea rch, ww odhr'd to his Tiew, 
9e seHm^wilfa-emioiis and lonantie eye. 
Whaiifer ef lore tradition' could sapply 
FroM fbthie tale, or song, or foUe old, 
Bcwseil him, stiO keen to listen and to pry. 
At last, thooi^ long by penury oontrol*d. 
And ioitttade, his sonl her graces 'gan noiiold. 

Ifaua OM the ddll Lapponian^i dreary land, 
For many a kmg month lost in snowprofimnd. 
When Sol from Cancer sends the season bUnd, 
And in tiwlr northeni caTO the storms are bound ; 
From silent moonta&s, straii^t, with startling sound, 
Ttemtts are hvzl'd : green hills emerge; and lo. 
The lieea wUh Ibliage, diflb witti flowers are crown 'd ; 
Pore lilla throni^ Tales of Terdore warbling go ; 
And wonder, lore, and joy, tlM peasant's heart 
outflow.* 

Here panse, my gottdc lyre, a little whfle; 
The leiaare hour is all that tiiou canst claim : 
Bat oo this rerse if Montague slurald smile. 
New strains ere long shall animate thy fr^e. 

a Sfwisr sod sotamn are baidlf knoim to tOhft Va.vX'ft-^^vt^. 
About tbe time the fun enters Cancer, tbt&xM&ktNiVXcXxi^^^KM. 
taAMV ireiv eorend with snow, appear oa % »^tAAieu WW o\ ^'^'i 
and aowtn^—Sckefitr** BUuiry qf XeitUmd, v ^*» 



AA. 



Of chance or change O let not man complai 
EUe shall he never never cease to wail ; 
For, from the imperial dome, to where the a 
Rears the lone cottage in the sUent dale. 
All feel th' assault of Fortune's ikkle gde ; 
Art, empire. Earth itself, to diange aare doon 
Earthquakes have raised to Heaven tbe hnn 
And gulfs the mountain's mighty mass entou 
And where th' Atlantic rolls wide eoatiM 
bloom'd.* 

But sure to foreign climes we need not rang< 
Nor search the ancient records of our raoe. 
To learn the dire effects of time and chmge. 
Which in ourselves, alas! we daily trace. 
Yet at the darkened eye, the withered face* 
Or hoary hair, I never will repine: 
But spare, O Time, whatever of mental grace 
Of candour, love, or sympathy divine. 
Whatever of fancy's ray or friendship's flame 



BOOK II. loG 

Perifh ti&e lore that deadeiu young desire/ 

I tiie eoft tenor of my song, no more. 

Idwin, €baaf^ loved of Heayen, must not aspire 

b Uiaa wlii<d& mortals never knew before. 

^ tremMing wings let yonthfol fancy soar, 

for always htmt the sonny realms of joy : 

tat now and then the shades of life ex]^ore ; 

liooi^many a soutd and sight of woe annoy* 

md many a qoahn of care his rising hopes destroy. 

rigovr from tofl, from trouble patience grows. 

1m weakly blossom, warm in snmmer bower, 

Unne tints of transient beauty may disclose : 

lut soon it withers in the chilling hour. 

If ark yonder oaks ! Superior to the power 

)f all tlie waning winds of Heaven they rise, 

Lnd from the stmrmy pronumtory tower, 

knd toes their giant arms amid the skies, 

Vhile each assailing blast increase of strength supplies. 

knd now the downy cheek and deepen'd voice 

Sare dignity to Edwin's blooming prime ; 

knd walks of \vider circuit were his choice, 

knd vales more mild, and mountains more sublime. 

>ne evening, as he framed the careless rhyme, 

'.t was his chance to wander far abroad, 

Ind o*er a lonely eminence to dimb, 

MThkh heretofore his foot had never trode ; 

I. vale ajypeer'd below, a deep retired abode. 

rhither he hied, enamour'd of the scene. 
Por rocks on rocks piled, as by magic spell. 
Sere scorch'd with lightning, there with ivy green, 
Penced from the north and east this savage dell. 
Southward a mountain rose with easy swell, 
l¥hose long long groves eternal murmur made : 
Ind toward the western sun a streamlet fell, 
(Hiere, through the cliffs, the eye, remote, surveyed 
Blue hills, and glittering waves, and skies in gold 

array'd. 
AJonig this narrow valley you might «eQ 
Tie wild deer sporting on the meadoN? ||;t«sivai^« 
nd, here and there, a solitary tree, 
- xnoflsy atone, or rock with wooa\)VDA ciwjtx'^ 



Sooth'd by the lulling sound of grore and st 
Romantic Tinons swann on Edwin's aool : 
He minded not the Sun's last tremUing glc 
Nor heard from far the twilight curfew toll 
When slowly on his ear these moving aooei 

' Hail, awful scenes, that calm the trooUed 
And woo the weary to profound repose ! 
Can passion's wildest uproar lay to rest. 
And whisper comfort to the man of woes t 
Here Innocence may wander, safe from foe 
And Contemplation soar on seraph wings. 
O solitude ! the man who thee foregoes. 
When lucre lures him, or amUtion stings. 
Shall never know the source whence real 

' Vain man 1 is grandeur given to gay attin 
Then let die butterfly thy pride upbraid : 
To friends, attendants, armies, bought with 
It is thy weakness that requires their aid : 
To palaces, with gold and gems inlaid f 
They fear the thief, and tremble in the ston 




. «OOKII. * 157 

8tM did tiiatdlflBni -mice its tiwme renew 
(While Edwin, wrapt in wonder, listening stood; : 
' Te toolB and toye of tyranny, adieu, 
Scom'd by tiie wise and hated by the good I 
Te Ottlyeaa enci^ ti&e Mrrile brood 
Of Lenity fad Last, whe all Oeir daya, 
Arihaineil of trtta&.aadlibefty,li«vewoo^ 
Aad han^ Ike cbain, that, gHftwing en their craze, 
t» mUMnn the poaqp of Heaven'* empyreal 



* like UMBm, ahaadon'd to Ambitkm'a away, 
I aoafht iw i^brsi in the paths of guile ; 

And tevmV and soiled, to plunder and betray, 
Hyidf katny'd and plunder'd aU tiie while; 
So ganrM-the fiper tiie corroding file ; 
Bat now, widi pangs of l^en remoise, I me 
Hmmw yean of trouble and debasement vile. 
Tet why dKoald I ti&is cruel theme pursue I 
¥tf, Itf, detested flioughts, for ever from my riew ! 

' The gosti «rf appetite, die clouds of care. 

And atoims of disappointment, all o'erpast, 

Heneafiorti no earthly hope with Hearen shall share 

This heartf where peace serenely shines at last. 

And if Unr me no treasure be amass'd, 

Aad if no. ftUore age shall hear my name, 

I hndt tiM more secure from fortune's blast* 

Aad widi more leisure feed dds pious ilame. 

Whoso nq ptare fig transcends thefairest hopes of fame. 

' The end aad the rewsird of toil is rest. 

Bo i|11b7 prayer for Tirtne and for peace* 

Of woaMi and ftone, of pomp aad power possess'd. 

Who OTor felt his weic^t <^ woe decrease t 

Ah ! what avails tile lore of Rome and Greece, 

The lay hearen-prompted, and harmonious string. 

The dust of Ophir, or tiiie Tynan fleece. 

All that art, fortune, enterprise, can bring, 

If onTy, scorn, remorse, or jnide the bosom wring ! 

* Let Yanity »dora tiie marble tom\» 

W7th trophies, rhymes, and acQtcihMii»<ATeiiv«\v> 
la the deep dungeon of sovne gothac domA, 
H'hofo a^t and deooUtum erex txQWSu 



Ana celebrate tbe merry mom of May. 
There let the shepherd's pipe the live-long 
Fill all the groye with lore's bewitching w( 
And when mild Eyening comes in mantle g 
Let not the blooming band make haste to ( 
No ghost, nor spell, my long and last abc 
know. 

* For though I fly to 'scape from Fortone's 
And bear the scars of ehvy, spite, and soon 
Yet with mankind no horrid war I wage. 
Yet with no impious spleen my breast is ton 
For virtue lost, and ruin'd man, I mourn. 
O man ! creation's pride, Heaven's darling < 
Whom Nature's best, divinest gifts adorn. 
Why from thy home are truth 'and joy exile 
And all thy favourite haunts with blood 

defiled? 

* Along yon glittering sky what glory streax 
What migesty attends Night's lovely queen ! 

Fair lanorK «*»» ».oli;«- J-. *v.-j » «- 



BOOK II. 159 

Vied, where 1m ever flies, thy pierring dfht ! 
t^Moee on these sad ■hades one pit3^inf ny. 
To bleat the Airy of oppressive might, 
lUAt the hard heart to love and mercy's sway, 
iadtfaeer the wandering soul, and light him on the 
wayT 

Silence ensued : and Edwin raised his eyes 
la tears, for grief lay heavy at his heart. 
* And is it fhxu in coortly life/ he cries, 
*■ That man to man acts a betrayer's partf 
And dares he tiiiiu) the gifts of Heaven pervert. 
Bach social instinct, and sublime desire Y 
HaU Poverty I if honour, wealth, and art. 
If what the great pursue, and leam'd admire. 
Thus dissipate and quench the soiil's ethereal fire !' 

He said, and tum*d away ; nor did the sage 
O'eihear, in silent orisons employed. 
The youth, his rising sorrow to assuage. 
Home as he hied, the evening scene ei^oy'd : 
For now no cloud obscures the starry void ; 
The yellow moonlight sleeps on all the hills ;* 
Nor is the mind with stiirtUng sounds annoy'd ; 
A sooUiing murmur the lone region fills. 
Of groves, and dying gales, and melancholy rills. 

But he from day to day more anxious grew. 

The voice still seem'd to vibrate on his ear. 

Nor durst he hope the hennif s tale nntme ; 

For man he seem'd to love, and Heaven to fear; 

And none speaks false, where there is none to hear. 

' Yet, can man's gentle heart become so fell ! 

No more in vain conjecture let me wear 

My hours away, but seek the hermit's cell ; 

Tis he my doubt can clear, perhaps my care dispel.' 

At early dawn the youth his journey took. 
And many a mountain pass'd and valley wide. 
Then reached the wild : where, in a flowery nook. 
And seated on a mossy stone, he spied 

• How aweet the. moonUffht tlecpft upoti ttA%\A.viV. x 



JUepreM'a nui eye, max. i<»u- a w batc u 
' Who arttbouy coarteotui stranger t and 
Why roam thyftep* to thu seqoester'd 
' A Bhepherd-boy/ the youth replied; ' 
My habitation ; hear my artleas tale ; 
Nor lerity nor falsehood shall thine ei 

' Late as I roam'd, intent on Nature's < 
I reach'd at ere this ivildemess profov 
Andf leaning where yon oak expands t 
Heard these rode diffs thine awful yoi 
(For in thy speech I recognize the soui 
You monm'd for ruin'd man, and Tirt 
And seem'd to feel of keen remorse th< 
Pondering on former days by guilt en( 
Or in the giddy storm of dissipation toi 

' But say, in courtly life can craft be '. 
Where knowledge opens and exalts tb 
Where Fortune laTishes her gifts unes 
Can selfishness the liberal heart contr 
Is glory there achieved by arts, as fou 



7 BOOK IL 161 

' WaaUbt tiuMi/ tba Mge repltod, '^n peace return 

To the gay dreams of fosd romantic youth, 

LeaTe me to hide, in this remote sojoam, 

From erery gentle ear the dreadful trtifh : 

tttt if my deeidtary atrain with ruth 

Aad tpiHitnatiinn make thine eyAs o'erflow, 

Alaal n^iat oqnfiirt ooald thy angnlih soothe, 

tfcwi Mit iSbotL Ik* extent of human foUy know. [woe. 

Be 'g'^nrtrft Htj dbtAce, where knowledge leaib to 

* Bwt Kt — tiiider ttoaghti aftor be driven; 

NortVBtaMtoaxraign the dread decree. 

Per knaWf to man, aa candidate for heaTen, 

TlwToleeofflM Btemalaaid, Be free: 

Aad Ada tfvine prerogatlTe to thee 

Decs TtftM, huffimrowt and Heaven oonrey ; 

I\prirhrtiw is tiiie diild (^ liberty, 

Aadhafpineiaof Tirtne; nor can they 

Befrea to ktoep fhe path, who are not free to stray. 

' Tet leave me not. . I would allay that grief , 
WUch alia mi|^t thy young Tirtne overpower, 
Aad in diy oonTerse I shall find relief 
Whan the dark shades of melanisholy lower ; 
Vor ■oHtade has many a dreary hour, 
Bven when esurnpt from grief, remorse, and pain : 
Cema often* then; for, haply, in my bower 
jbaasament, knowledge, wisdom thou may'st gain : 
If I one aool improre, I hare not lived in vain.' 

Jbud now, at length, to Edwin's ardrait gaxe 

Tk» Muse of HiMory unrols her page. 

Bv| iitw, alia I the scenes her art displays 

To cbarm his fancy, w his heart engage. 

Hare cAilafiithair thirst of power in blood assuage. 

And atraight their flames with tenfold fierceness 

bum : 
Here smiling '^firtue prompts the patriot's rage. 
But lo, ere long, is left alone to mnum, 
jboid languish in the dust, and clasp th' abandon'd um ! 

' Ambition's stlippery vei^ shall x(M»rtala\x«a&.> 
Wbare rainlB gulf unfathom'd yaiWnaXMsne^^X 
SMaU Jife, tibatt liberty be lost,* lie asodi, 
'For tlte Tain toys that powap md "po^w ^«lQpL«i«JQQ.^ 



Ah, what hare I to do with conqnexiiif 
Hands drench'd in hlood, and breasts' be 
To tiiose, whom Nature taught to tiiinl 
Heroes, alas ! an things of small conce 
Coold History man's secret heart reret 
And what imports a heaven-bom mind 
Her transcripts to explore what boe< 
yearn! 

* This praise, O Cheronean sage,* is thi 
(Why shoold this praise to thee alone b 
An else from Nature's moral path decli 
Lured by the toys that captivate the th 
To herd in cabinets and camxM, among 
SpoU, carnage, and the croel pomp of pi 
Or chant of heraldry the drowsy song. 
How tyrant blood, o'er many a region *« 
Rolls to a thoosand thrones its execrabh 

' O who of man the story will unfold. 
Ere victory and empire wrought annoy. 

In that elvniftn ua*> fmimnn,^^A -* ia\ 



BOOK II. 163 

Th«B» hand in hand, health, sport, and labmir went. 
Mature ai^plied the wish she taught to crave. 
None prowrd for prey, none watch'd to drcumyent. 
To an an equal lot Hea-ven's boonty gave : 
NoTueal fear'd his lord, no tyrant fear'd his slave. 

' But ah I th* historic Muse has never dared 

To pierce tb/oae hallow'd bowers : 'tis Fancy's beam 

Poar'd on the vision of th* enraptur'd bard. 

That paints the charms of that delicious theme. 

Then hail, sweet Fancy's ray I and hail the dream 

That weana the weary soul from guilt and woe ! 

Carelefls what others of my choice may deem, 

I hmg, where Love and Fancy lead, to go 

Aad meditate on Heaven, enough of Earth I know.* 

' I cannot blame thy choice,' the sage replied, 
' For aoft and smooth are Fancy's flowery veays. 
And yet, ev*n there, it left without a guide. 
The young adventurer unsafely plays. 
Eyes daxxled long by fiction's gaudy rays 
In modest truth no light nor beauty find. 
And who, my child, would trust the meteor-blase. 
That soon must fail, and leave the wanderer blind. 
More dark and hedpless far than if it ne'er had 
shined? 

' Fancy enervates, while it soothes, the heart. 
And, while it dazzles, wounds the mental sight : 
To joy each heightening charm it can impart. 
But wraps the hour of woe in tenfold night. 
And often, where no real ills afiVight, 
Its visionary fiends, an endless train. 
Assail with equal or superior might. 
And through the throbbing heart, and dizzy brain. 
And shivering nerves, shoot stings of more than mor- 
tal pain. 

' And yet, alas ! the real ills of life 
Claim the full vigoxir of a mind prepared, 
Prepared for patient, long, laborious strife, 
Its guide experience, and truth its ^axd. 
We fare on earth as other men Yia\e laxe.^. 

Were they succesrtful 1 Let not \xa ^ets^vix . 

Vas disappointment oft their aoVe i^v^vct^^ 



oacreu m. >. 

And peace, fhroogh erery a^v ^ . 
Shall ahine the boast and wonder of ma 
Sees yonder Sun, from his meridian he 
A lorelier scene, than virtne thus enshi 
In power, and man with man for'mntoal 

' Hail sacred Polity, by Freedom rear'c 
Hail sacred Freedom, when by law rest 
Without you what were man ? A groT 
In darkness, wretchedness, and want e 
Subliined by yon, the Greek and Rom' 
In arts nnriyall'd : O, to latest days 
In Albion may your faifluence unprofa 
To godlike worth the generous bosom 
And prompt tiie sage's lore, and fire t 

' But now let other themes our care < 
For lo, with modest yet migestic grat 
To curb Imagination's lawless rage. 
And from within the cherish'd hear 
Philosophy appears I The gloomy r 
n<t Indolence and moping Fancy br 



BOOK II. 165 

bt tek wMte, wbere fiend* and tempests howl : 
If PhoBlnis to tibe world, is adenco to the aooL 

lad mson now through number, time, and space, 

Sarte tlie keen lustre of her serious eye, 

Ud lenms, from facts compared, the laws to trace, 

^hoae long progression leads to Deity. 

}an mortal strength presume to soar so hif^ I 

San mortal sight, so oft bedimm'd with tears, 

hidft i^lory bear ! — for lo, the shadows fly 

¥om Nature's tBce ; confusion disappears, 

bid order diarms the eye, and harmony the ears I 

In the deep windings of the grove, no more 

lie hag obscene and ^^ly phantom dwell ; 

ior in the fall of mountain-stream, or roar 

H winds, is heard the angry spirit's yell ; 

fo wiiard mutters the tremendous spell, 

im sinks oonmlsive in prophetic swoon ; 

iar bids the noise of drums and trumpets swell, 

!'o ease of fancied pangs the labouring Moon, 

)r diaae the shade that blots the blazing orb of noon. 

Many a long-lingering year, in lonely isle, 
(tmm*d with th* eternal turbulence of wares, 
iO, with dim eyes, that never leam'd to smile, 
Lad trembling hands, the famish'd natire crayes 
)f HeaTen his wretched fare ; shiyexing in cares, 
)r soorch'd on rocks, he pines from day to day ; 
lut Science gives the word ; and lo, he braves 
lie surge and tempest, lighted by her ray, 
ind to a happier land wafts meirily away ! 

And ev*n where Nature loads the teeming plain 
Vith the full pomp of vegetable store, 
[er bounty, imimproved is deadly bane : 
^ark woods and rankling wild^, from shore to shore 
tretch their enormous gloom ; which to explore 
Iv'n Fancy trembles, in her sprightliest mood ; 
'or there, each eye-ball gleams with lust of gore, 
'eadea each murUcroiis and each moTXSttO'oaXitXvyA, 
i^gne lurks in every shade, and eteaina Vcqtew «.n«^^ 
Aood. 




Ib hinauuj, ami. the ^ ^ ^,^ 

How sweet the woris of Tnuh, brewed fi 

'What canot Art and Industry pa6i^ 
When Scienoe plans the uiogum i^^kMi't 



dl of foKlgn or damntiu crime 
lUin Mlh, mfl public lo.o sine 
atrj and iaw maianiD di«u t 






Ifti] of Ihe nidi (Imt life t^tai 





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■y rhymo deface, 



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Witiurai )u». ^^ , 

Homer raiied high to Hearen the loud, tti 
Kong. 

And how his lyre, though rode her first c 
Now skiird to soothe, to tritunph, to com] 
Warbling at will through each harmonion 
Was taught to modulate the artful strain, 
I fain would sing : but ah I I striTO in vai 
8ifl^ from a breaking heart my Toioe ami 
With trembling step, to join yon weeping 
I haste, where gleams funereal glare aroi 
And mix'd with shrieks of woe, the kne 
resound. 

Adieu, ye lays, that Fancy's flowers ado 
The soft amusement of the vacant mind 
He sleeps in dust, and all the Ifuses mo 
He, whom each virtue fired, each grace 
Friend, teacher, pattern, darling of man 
He sleeps in dnstt Ah, how shall I pu 
My theme ! To heart-consuming grief re 
"— • mi tiiii recent grave I fix my viei* 



POEMS. 



TO 

MRS. MONTAGU, 

TBSSK 

LITTLE POEMS, 

KOW REVISED AND CORRECTED, 1 
LAST TIME, 

AR£, 

WITH XV£RT SENTIMENT OP ISTBE 
ORATITtJDK, 

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIB 

BY THE A 




Aii V JCm 19 JSM JSPI 1'. 



Jm 
HAVING lately seen in print some poems 
me which I never wrote, and some of my own j 
copied, I thought it would not be improper t< 
this little volume, all the verses of which I an 
be considered as the aothoi*. Many others I 
write in the early part of my life ; but they w 
ral so incorrect, that I would not rescue them 
vion, even if a wish could do it. 

Some of the few now offered to the piAlic m 
have been suppressed, if in making this coUec 
implicitly followed my own judgment. But in 
matter, who would refuse to submit his ofrinion 
friend ? 

It is of no consequence to the reader to km 
of any of these little poems. But some private 

termined thn Mithnr tn ndil that ntn«t nf*hatn v 



r 



OMTOPEAGB. 






1. 1. 

PtACB, heaven-descended maid ! whose powerful 

Toice 
fnm andent dwrkncn call'd the mam. 
Of jarring eknoila cwpoeed tiie noiae: 
WIhb Chaoa» ftwihiB old dandniaii toni, 
Widliall UsMlowlngttiranf, 
lhr»tewaaluid*dtiMToidah3pw aloBf ; 
A»l aB «ha Mght angelie dioir 
lb MMiat nqrtona toned the heavenly lyre, 
HaM fen lo«d aynqphony lh* hnpetnooa strain ; 
AmA #f<aiy ^(i"y o>h and planet snngy 
Aai vMe f to mgh nighlfs dnk desolate dinnain 
MNandfaikf tang and deep tiie lays triamphantrang. 

Li. 
Qk wIMmt art thou fled, Satmnlan teignt 
BillnRiBA-agHln, HU||estlo yearn ! 
A twak ion Tynmny*scoRodfaig chain. 
Inn WoeP»im sheek to -wipt ^ Utter tears, 
Tt yvMBf 101^^1 leO round I 
Badb ftOB afur what load tamnltnom sound, 
WMte tdhoM sweep tiie winding vales, 
Svina ftdl along the plains, and kiads the gales I 
llMdw ifUfi wased, with the wild whirlwind's haste 
Aad IMMP of tem^peat, frein her cavern springs. 
Bar tMifM aeipents girds aroond har waist, 
iMifl a a ghestif sUiin, and shakea hm gove-distilling 



I. S. 

Plana up tiM yielding skies 
The shonta redonUing rise : 
lardi shnddars at the dreadfol sovnd. 
And an is listening trembling round. 
ItaraUs, tiiat fipon yon pranianAm;^%\iiaM^ 
Jlasfa^ihitousdownindaap wa teciMWift ft ^ 
fleard from aCur amid l^e Vmiiblf nSki^iX 
3%at oft lui7» led the wanderac xUdB'^^ 



- — - •• » 



The mmgUng multitades, the madding car 
Pouring impetaoiu on the plain below. 
War's dreadful lord proclaim. 
Bursts out by frequent fits th* expaasiye fi 
Whirl'd in tempestuous eddies flies 
The surging smoke o'er all the darken'd si 
The cheerful face of heaven no more is see 
Fades the mom's riyid blush to deadly pal 
The bat flits transient o'er the dusky green 
Nifi^t's shrieking birds along the sullen t^ 

II. S. 

Inyolred in fire-streak'd gloom the earoo 
The mangled steeds grim Terror gnideB. 
His forehead writhed to a relentleas frown 
Aloft the angry x>ower of battles ridea : 
Grasp'd in his mighty hand 
A mace tremendous desolates the land ; 
Thunders the turret down the steep* 
The mountain shrinks before its wasteftil r 
Chill horror the diMolTinor limlM {nvo^iaa* 



ODB TO PEACE. 173 

HflT tlUtP tWl'IBO UOVS* 

IMipvtiacfton iMliind, til* ckod* dlMlnM 

Of Ub^ geitare a gigaatic form, 

tkU trtth his 9eamg» wakUmm dinoti tlit whirling 



III. 1. 
AwMtJMi, outride fMIr I witliin more foul 
Ikm fBtDflit iflnd from Tartems ■prang, 
la eavMBi hatd&'d, when the teoe tonenti roll 
or PhlefsdMAi Ike honing taBke along, 
TflA naked ivaalt eorvey : 
Where late was heard the fl«te*« meUiiiioBe lay ; 
Whtfe lata the myOMMOBft'd Hoars 
in loose array danced lighdy o'er the flowers; 
Where lajba the shepherd told his tsnder tale; 
And* waked hy the softflnumnring breeM of morn, 
He Toiee of ciheetftd labour flll'd the dale; 
iid dofe-eyed Pleaty smiled, and waved her liberal 



III. a. 
Ten ndns saUe from tiie wasting flame 
Bet mark the onoe resplendent d<nne ; 
Ihe freqoent corse ohstmcts tiie sullen stream. 
And i^ftosts glare horrid from tiie sytran i^oom. 
How sadly-silent all I 

Save where ootstretoh'd beneadtyon hanghig wall 
Pide Ftmine moens with feeUe breath. 
And Tnrtore yeDs, end grinds her bloody teeth — . 
Thoni^ Tain the Muse, end every melting lay. 
To touch tiiy heart, nnoonsdoos of remorse ! 
Know, monster, know, thy hour is on the way, 
I see, I see the years begin their mi|^ty coarse. 

III. S. 
What scenes of ghnry rise 
BefSore my dassled eyes I 
Yoang Zephyrs wave their wanton wings. 
And melody celestial rings : 
AUmg the lUied lawn the nymphs aA:wixcA, 
jnosb'd with love's Uoom, and Tvafsa ^t^ «v^\^*^^ 
dance: 



iina liranaeur wantons in soft Plearare's aims t 
Ambition I these are thine : 
Theae from the sonl erase the form diviiie ; 
These quench the animating ftre. 
That warms the bosom with sublime desire. 
Thence the relentless heart forgets to feel. 
Hate rides tremendous on th* o'erwhebninf hnw. 
And midnight Rancour grasps the cruel steely 
Blaze the funereal flames, and sound the sluidui ol 
Woe. 

IV. 2. 
From Albion fled, thy once-beloved retreat. 
What region brightens in thy smile. 
Creative Peace, and underneath thy feet 
Secti sadden flowers adorn the rugged soil t 
In bleak Siberia blows, 

Waked by thy genial breath, the balmy rote f 
Waved o'er by thy magic wand 
Docs life inform fell Lybia's burning sand t 
Or does some isle thy parting flight detain. 
Where roves the Indian through primeval sluidet : 




«"••"". 



»Bl>U" 



ICBOI-^- 









£'.».>^- 







How memory paixuil Let some gay tbeme uv^.^ 
The miuing mind, and soothe to soft ddight. 
Ye images of woe, no more recoil; 
Be life'ii past scenes wrapt in obliyioiu night. 

Now when fierce Winter) arm'd with witteftdpoi 
Heaven the wild de^ that Uinnders fnnn a£ur. 
How sweet to sit in this seqaester'd' bower. 
To hear, and but to hear, the fningling warl 

Ambition here displays no gilded toy 
That tempts on desperate wing the soul to rise. 
Nor Pleasure's flower-embnader'd paths deooy. 
Nor Anguish larks in Graadenr's gay disgoigt. 

Oft has Contentment cheer'd this lone abode 
With the mild languish of her Hmilfag eye ; 
Here Health has oft in blushing beauty glcm^d. 
While loose-robed Quiet stood enamour'd by. 

E'en the storm lulls to more profound repOM 
•^^~.a hnmble walls "■•ffiilf in Tain; 



OF MELANCHOLY. 

Aroimd Hie jocund Honra are fluttering seen ; 
And la, her rod the roee-lip'd power extends I 
imd Id, tiie lawns are deckt in Uving green. 
And Beanty*B brif^t^yed train from heayen desce; 

Haste, happy days, and make all nature glad- 
Bat will all nature joy at your return f 
Say, can ye cheer pale Sickness' gloomy bed. 
Or dry tfie tears that bathe th' untimely urn T 

WiH ye one tranrient ray of gladness dart 
'Cross tiM dark cell where hopeleM slavery liesT 
To ease tired Disappointment's bleeding heart. 
Will all your stores of softening balm suffice? 

When fen Oppression in his harpy-fangs 
Vmm Wantfs weak grasp the last sad morsel bet 
Can 3^0 allay tiie heart-wrung parents pangs. 
Whose ftmiMh'd child crayea help with fruitless ti 

For ah ! thy reign. Oppression, is 'not past. 
Who from the shiyering limbs the yestment reni 
Who lays ihe once-rejoidng village waste. 
Bursting Uie ties of lovers and of friends t 

O ye, to Pleasure who resign the day. 
As loose m Luxury's clasping arms you lie, 
O yet let pity in your breast bear sway. 
And learn to melt at Miser3r's moving cry. 

But hop^ thou. Muse, vain glorious as thou 
With the weak impulse of thy humble strain, 
Hop'st ti&ou tn soften Pride's obdurate heart. 
When Errol's bri^t example shines in vain T 

Then cease the theme. Turn, Fancy, turn tl 
eye. 
Thy weeping eye, nor farther urge Ihy flight ; 
Thy haunts, alas I no gleams of joy supply, 
Or transient gleams, that flash, and sink in nig 

Yet fain the mind its anguish. V70ui^ iot^f^y 

Spread tben, historic Muae, thy "pictuxe^ %csc 

Bid thy gresit scenes in all their apYeudLoaT ^ 

And swell to thought sublime th? euiVtAdi ao 

I2 



With manly treeaum .^.^ .. 

And bring thy Delia, aoftlyHnniling fair. 
Whose spotlesa soul no sordid thoughts deform ; 
Her accents mild woold stiU each throbUng care 
And harmonize the thunder of the storm : 

Thoxigh blest with wisdom and with wit refine 
She courts not homage, nor desires to shine ; 
In her each sentiment sublime is join'd 
To female sweetness, and a form divine. 

Come, and dispel the deep-«urroanding shade 
Let chasten'd mirth the social hours employ ; 
O catch the swift-wing'd hour before *tis fled. 
On swiftest pinion flies the hour of joy. 

Even while the careless disencumber*d soul 
Dissolving sinlu to joy's oblivious dream. 
Even then to time's tremendous verge we roll 
With haste impetuous down life's surgy streax 

—*'»♦« the vaniah'd years restore. 



OF mBlAKCflOLT. 18^ 

The tiiongbt-fo'd portra i t u re, fhe Ineathing btist , 
The arch with proud memorials array'd. 
The long lived pyramid shall sink in dost. 
To dumb obliyion's erer-desert shade. 

Fancy from comfort wanders still aatny. 
Ah, Melancholy ! how I feel thy power ! 
Long hare I laboured to elude thy sway ! 
But tia enough, for I resist no more. 

The traveller thus, that o*er the midnight waste 
llmms^ many a lonesome patti is doomed to roam, 
'Wilder'd and weary sits him down at last ; 
For long Ae nifi^t, and distant far his home. 



EPITAPH 



0N**« ••4 

EscAFBD the gloom of mortal life, a soul 
Here leaves its mouldering tenement of clay. 
Safe, where no cares their whelming billows roll. 
No doubts bewilder, and no hopes betray. 

Like thee, I once havestemm'd die sea of life ; 
like diee, have languished after empty jojrs ; 
Like diee, have labour'd in the stormy strife ; 
Been grieved for trifles, and amused with toys. 

Yet for awhile *gaxnst Passion's tiureatfbl blast 
Let steady Reason urge the stmgi^ting ear ; 
Shot through the dreary gloom the mom at last 
Gives to thy longing eye the blissful shore. 

Forget my frailties, thou art also frail ; 
Forgive my lapses, for thyself may'st fall ; 
Nor read unmoved my artless tender tale, 
I was a friend, O man, to thee, to all. 

t James Beattie : intended for IkiDMeU. 



The one in hb xzii, t&e ocuv. ^ . 

Their disconsolate father •••••••••« 

Erects tiiis monoment to the memory of 
These amiable youths ; 
Whose early -virtaes promised 
Uncommon comfort to his declining years 
And singular emolument to society. 

O thou ! whose steps in sacred rer'renoe treai 
These lone dominions of the silent dead. 
On this sad stone a pious look bestow. 
Nor uninstmcted read this tale of woe ; 
And while the sigh of sorrow heaves thy breas 
Let each rebellious murmur be snpprest ; 
Heaven's hidden ways to trace, for us, how n 
Heaven's wise decrees how impious to arraign 
Pure from the stains of a polluted age. 
In early bloom of life, they left the stage : 
Not doom'd in lingering woe to waste their tnr 
One moment snatch'd them from the power oi 
They lived united, and united died ; 

•« - A4on«u. whom Death cannot divk 



IJa>i& Flsunrs'a draneht, ud warn ■ fuic 
When mued by thee, on iKmndleu ^kmi 
FUicy to tairj Bcenes einlt* lo rvrc, 
How ac$U* the clilTiay-glABmiQg on the m 
Jitfw ud end lUmt tnkdi the dHpaning gi 




SONG, 

IN IMITATION CF 

Shakspeare*a ' Blow, blow, thou witUer 

Blow, blow, thon Tenud gale! 
Thy luOm will not vnSi 
To ease my aching breast; 
Though thoa the billowB smooOi, 
Thy murmiin cannot soottie 
My weary soul to rest. 

Flow, flow, thou tunefol itresm ; 
Infuse the easy dream 
Into the peaceful soul; 
But thou canst not compose 
The tumult of my woes. 
Though soft thy waters roll» 

Blush, blush, ye fairest flowen I 
Beauties surpassing yours 

Mv RoSRlind »^m^ • 



RBTIBBMENT. 



Be hwh'd, etsk Ttnwl itrtia } 
Nor asitigate iHT fiUte. 



RETlRfiMSNT. 
17M. 

Whin in the orinuKm doad of eren 

The liAgexing light deeftye. 

And Hesper on tibe front of Heaven 

His guttering gem diiplnye; 

Deq^ in the flUent Tale, im e een , 

BenLde a hilling etreani, 

A pennve yootik, of placid nden. 

Indulged tUa tender ttcaae. 

< Ye diflbf in hoary grandeor piled 
THjh o*er Ihe gUmmering dale } 

Ye woodf, along whoee winding! wild 

MxamaiB the adlMnn gale: 

Vhere Melandioly atiays fialom^ 

And Woe retiree to weep. 

What time tlie wan ICoon'e yellow hom 

Oleama on the western deep : 

< To yon, ye wastes, whose artlesf dianntf 
Ne'er drew ambition's eye, 

'Scsq^ a tmnultuinas world's alaxms. 

To your retreats I fly. 

Deep in yoqr most seq;aeater'd bower 

Let me at last recline. 

Where Solxtade, mild, nsodest power. 

Leans on her iyyd shiine. 

* How shall I woo thee, matdiless fidr ! 

7% J bearenly smile how wint 
niy 8mHe that smooths th« brow Qt OvK 
And stiUa the storm widnln. 



Nor cold Distnut alanm*d7 
Nor Bnvy widi maligaant ^are 
His simple youth had hano'd. 

* "Twas then, O SoUtodel to thee 

His early tows were paid, 

^om heart sincere, and wann, and 

Devoted to the shade. 

Ah why did Fate his steps decoy 

In stormy paths to roam; 

Remote from all congenial joy I 

O take tiie wanderer home. 

•Tliy shades, thy silence now be min 

Thy charms my only theme ; 

My haunt the hoUow cliff, whose pin. 

Wares o'er the gloomy stream. 

Whence the scared owl on pinions gi 

Breaks fr«m the rustling boughs. 

And down the lone vale sails away 

To more profound repose. 

* O, while to thee thn wrwviion<i 



pwp^^^ 



187 



9br he of jofyt-diviiie shall tell. 
That wean from eardily woe. 
And triumph o'er the mighty spell 
That chains his heart below. 

' Vvr WMb, no more the paUi inrttee 

ABoMiion lores to tread ; 

No more I aUmb lliose to i lsomo heli^tt. 

By gvQeftil Hope misled ; 

IiUpe my fcnd itettering heartno owre 

To Mfardi's eoByening stnin ; 

Itor fnsent pteasore soon is o'er, 

AM an the part is yain.' 



ELEGY, 
WrMem <ii Me Tear 1758. 

Still shall wtfriwlring man sohsCamtial deem 
The Ibnu 4At fleet thxoofl^ life's deceitlU dream 
Tm at some stroke of Fate the vision iiies> 
lad sad realities in prospect rise ; 
And, tnm elyaiaa dnmhers mdely torn, 
Ihe starOad soul anrakes, to tiiink and mown. 
y«, whose boim in jocnnd train advance. 
Whose qpiiiti to tiie Muc of gladness dance. 
Who flowery plains in endless pomp surrey, 
frittering in beams of yiaiomary day ; 
O, yet while Fate delays th* impending woe. 
Be roused to thoni^t, anticipate the blow ; 
Leet, like the lii^btoing's c^anoe, the sudden ill 
VhMh to oonflrand, and penetrate to Ull; 
Lest, Hbm enoom^fls'd traih fonereal glioom, 
like me, ye bend o'er some mitimely tomb. 
Poor your wild ravings in Ni^f s Minted ear, 
And half pnmonnce Heaven's sacred doom severe. 
Wise,faeanteoas, goodi O every graoe combined, 
nut cbarans Che eye, or captivstoe thie imniiX 
Aasb as die floweret opening on tibA mani> 
fFhase learee bn^t drops of hn^aA v««k\ eA<atu\ 



Gaze on that cbeelE., -wliore all tbe ijraoes n 
That soul-expressing eye, benignly bright. 
Where Meekness beams ineffable delight ; 
That brow, where Wisdom sits enthroned 8< 
Each feature forms, and dignifies the mien 
Still let me listen, while her words impart 
The sweet effusions of the blameless heart. 
Till all my soul, each tumult charm'd away 
Yields, gently led, to Virtue's easy sway. 

By thee inspired, O Yirtoe, age is young. 
And music warbles from the faltering tongi 
Thy ray creatire cheers the clouded brow. 
And decks the faded cheek with rosy glow, 
Brightens the joyless aspect, and supplies 
Pure heavenly lustre to the languid eyes t 
But when youth's living bloom reflects thy 
Resistless on the view the glory streams. 
Love, wonder, joy, alternately alann. 
And beauty daszles with angelic charm. 

Ah, whiUier fled ! ye dear illusions, stay 
Lo, pale and silent lies the lovely clay. 



ODB TO HOPE. 18 



rt flw UDa nvad, jet lop the flvwir f 
tfqr <At«it* tn lawleM orror diifen t 

• Am up won the eare of Hfl«TtB t 

w, M&«bo«i^ I bo «ll]l« By tantfaif kevi 

•■iM,MtaofbtBia«rt. . 

•d flw iaBgion»doeo tiio danro nfcfiaia, 

• flw Meadly hand tfiot teoko dM cMk t 
MO not Vfatoofor ttie Ungering mom, 
dnlL' wild oondonn'd to room Anlocn I 
Boooon'o moleor-rafo, witb, ikUy ghnri 

I ten ^oom'a dreodfal glhmnorinf floEVir ; 

tff didrioaB to Ol* aftii^ted o jo 

itanfaiff ttoontains tottering ftom on high* 

snowy doepo hi otonno peipetoal tom^ 

uy wayo In wUdoring lah^^intho kiot. 

f fltroko, that hunt the bond* of day* 

ifOBi^ ^ rending gloom the Uaaa of day, 

igo flw fool witfi boondleM ili|^ to ooar, 

hmgsn threat and fears alarm no aon, 

povtfngthoai^t! here let me wife away 

: of Orief, and wake a bolder lay. 

I Oe ewimming eye o'eiflowa anew ; 

ek flie aaered drofo to Pitydne; 

re in i^eeehlew, hopeleee angaiah> bend 

f loffod doity flie p aren t, brottierf nisnd : 

In flie hope of man I but eeaee Aiy itnitt, 

row's dread telemnlty profane j 

idi yon drooping monmere, on her bier 

BO ahed tlie gympatiMtie tear. 



ODE TO HOPS. 



I. 1. 

1, who i^add'at tibe peuire aonl, 

sn Anron^B smUe the awt&n toA»tn« 

B^gfht long to moam 

Mototlon frowns, mid t«[BK9W*n\«P<iV \ 



Smit by thy raptare-beaming eye 

Deep flashing dirongh the midnigfat of their m 

The sable bands combined) 

Where Fear's black banner bloats the troubled 

Appaird retire. Suspicion hides her head. 

Nor dares th' obliquely gleaming eyeball raise 

Despair, with gorgon-ftgured veil o*erspread. 

Speeds to dark Phlegethon's detested maxe. 

Lo, startled at the heavenly ray. 

With speed unwonted Indolence upsprings. 

And, heaving, lifts her leaden wings. 

And sullen glides away : 

I. 3. 

Ten thousand forms, by pining Fancy vie^d. 
Dissolve.— Above the sparkling flood 
When Phoebus rears his awful brow. 
From lengthening lawn and valley low 
The troops of fen-bom mists retire. 
Along the plain 
The joyous swain 
Eyes the gay villages again. 






191 



II. 1. 
When first on childhood's eager gaze 
lifeiVi Tailed landacape, stretch'd immenie arooud. 
Starts ofttt of night profound. 
Thy 'Voioe indteato tempt th' untrodden maae. 
VoBd he a ui Te ya ibj. mild maternal iace, 
BM haaiifal eye atfll Mndliny aa he Tiewa, 
Aadp while iif lenient aim MmpfottB Ua paoe, 
WIA heetfaif heart tiie nplaad path ponaea ; 
The peA Oat leada, where, faeng aaliUme, 
lad aeea afcr, yonth'a gaUant trapUoa, Mght 
In Vhwj^i vaia^ow ray, InTite 
BBb whiffy nerfea to cdimh. 

IL S. 
FMne Ay ptoasoraiUe way, 
SaiB in flie guidance of thy hesfenly guard, 
WUle melting aire are heard, 
Ind aofteyed chemb-farma aroond thee play : 
WawpiHcity, in cardeeaflowera anay'df 
PfeaittUBg ■meaiie in hia accent meek; 
Ind Xodeaty, half taming aa afraid* 
The aatiile jnat dfanpling on hia i^owing cheek ! 
Ocntent and Leisure, hand in hand 
. With Innocenoe and Peace, adTanee, and sing; 
lad Mirth, In many a macy liag, 
Iriika o^er the flowery lead. 

II. 3. 

IMl man, how Taziona ia thy lot hekw I 

To-day thoni^ galea ^ropitioiia Uow, 

And Peace icrft gliding down Ae sky 

Lead Lore along, and Hannony, 

To4Boirow Ae gay ecene deftnaia } 

Then all aroond 

The Annder's sound 

BoDa rattling on thioofl^ HeannfS prafDoad, 

And down rash all die stoima. 

Te days, that hahny infloence s^ed. 

When aweet childhood, ever spci^i&j, 
Jh paths of pleasnre aported U([^1iy, 
WhiOaer, ah whither are ye flttdt 



1 



Lo, wixard Eovy firom his aerpeat eye 
Darts quick deetroctkm in each baleftil gla 
Pride smiling stem, and yellow Jealonvy, 
Frowning Disdain, and haggard Hate adv 
Behold, amidst the dire arrayi 
Pale withered Care his giant-statore rears, 
And lo, his iron h:uid prepares 
To grasp its feeUe prey. 

III. t. 
Who now will guard bewilder'd youth 
Safe frmn the fierce assault of hostile rage 
Such war can Virtue wage. 
Virtue, that hears tiie sacred shield of Tnt 
Alas I full oft on Guilt's victovions ear 
The spoils of Virtue are in triumph hone \ 
While the fair captive, mark'd with many 
In long obscurity, oppressed, forlorn. 
Resigns to tears her angel form, 
ni-fated youth, then whither wilt thou fly 
No friend, no shelter now is nigh. 



ryOKJBOOSRANO-lUCHU. 




heai 



PTOltaBO^BIlANa^llACHIA : 
BAITIiB OF THB PTOMIXS AND CRANES 

VBOM THB I^TIN OP ADDIfON. 



Tib |9V"9fM|i0, Hid tte IbsftWd tndn, 
lAi^faiC fen WHtal eoBtat on Oo vlidb^ 

liiBf. ¥• Mvmm, tKfota mcy 4mliuh 
hmA oa mj niiiiwii, aond vnaigfttki U&m : 
n« iMidBCBwvrdB nd tattariiHr^irtiWi di^«y. 
And IBMC Iflb BttUinf in Oo Uoody flMif ; 
Ommi dMUBf witk diidibi OB tfaftyibai, 
O iitntfn gtiidgaad nion,Badw«f^omnwBnlwr*d wo 

Tke wanuid woes of hofooo aim feet kng 
Have oft noonnded in Pioiiaa ooBg. 
W1m» has not heard of Colduw* goldon ilMoe, 
And Axgo maan'd wMi all ib» flowor of Oreecef 
Of TholMs* feu hrethron, Thowiu stem of fMe» 
Aad F^tooa* son vnihrall'd in die race* 
Hno M, fou nder of the Roman line. 
And WiQliam, f^oriooa on tiie banks of Boyne T 
Wlu> has not leaned to weep at Pon^e^s woes ; 
And OT«r Blackmore's epic page to doaet 
TIs I, who dan attempt imiunial strains 
OfhottM ttntmng, and imfir^uent«&'!^li3tQa\ 
the mutU shrill tnaxxp^ and cihi«ia of litiSL^b i&»^« 
And nrnSm maUng down thA dKcka&'&iik^«^« 

K 



And busy luu^w.. 

But now to these long bonnoa n y*^.. 
Tempting throngh craggy clifb the desperate 
He finds the pony mansion fallen to earth. 
Its godlhkgs mouldering on th' abandon'd hei 
: And starts, where small white bones are spreai 

• 4 'Or little footsteps lightly print the ground;' 

;• While the proud crane her nest securely boi 

f . Chattering amid the desolated fields. 

f But different fates befel her hostUe rage. 

While reign'd, invincible through many an 1 
The dreaded pygmy : roused by war's alarms 
Forth msh'd the madding mannikin to arms, 
Fierce to the field of death the hero flies ; 
The faint crane flattering flaps the grovmd, a 
And by the yictor borne (o'erwhelming load I 
With bloody bill looiie-dangUng marks tiie R 
And oft the wily dwarf in ambush lay. 
And often made the callow young his prey ; 
With slaufi^ter'd Tictims heap'd his board, a 
T* avenge the parent's trespass on tiie child 
-^-'-^ his feather'd foe had rear'd her 



PnOURMBAAKO-IIAClHU. 195 
aii ly %9}tin ila lufcirfi m a» Aii»- 

■A of <Nii^ Im^ dw ifMiplM ■Hong flU Akm : 
VMdIi so Mm friA TifMMi kift obUIj^i^. 
isMMino la koMWit erooko Uhi doMiBy* 
Uiaotrltoiiiyof ifMdNwoB apMOf- 
ijqr of tpoo to aU Ao fygwfHneo, 

■OB ttwmo Wm WMMI O (OwB pOMBBnOO woo TmMa) 

>noeK3k%NkiaoK, 



Mkt tttMrt diMM tt» loBf^liri kgioBO ttirottg: 
%0M ihji> o a 1i loko, (%rtai^ floAy aoado, 
uiA nBO of SoyBuOf jtoob witk mflinf xoooo^ 
Anm irtMHi tt« Daairibo wiiido i to mgh many a land, 
AaA MMOolii hfOf Ih' SffpttaB olnuid, 
To i«i«rooi Aoy waft OB oofor wlBgf 
Ah4 wait aoMBliML Ao lotsminf apvteg* 
MaaiiWklla Itej ttte tfwb phiMoa ifor Ittigft of flight, 
Wliot OMfar kooa teaki, axid twiatiBff dawih far flght ; 
Eadi OMM tto fygaqr power Ia tbooght oPorturiM, 
AbA arrofy tdoam ftr fhe iMKtao Imnui. 

Wban taDklgalaa the firoooB air xaMuBit 
Thflf acMnDlnf lei^eBa wheel, and mooiit the wind ; 
Plar inthiO dcythey Ibm tiieir long aircyf 
And hnd and oSbeaa atietali'd imMBtfeaufVOjF 
Doep'deap DOBeafh } andf tnoBBohiBg wt pridoa 
Wittk dooda and wfaida oo wniix rd^ laanaaieroaa ride : 
Tia wOd etotreperooa dangoor all, and hoaren 
Whirioi in tempeatnom owdniatlpp dilven* 

Nor leaa th' alazin tttt ahook the world ImIow, 
Where Aiardi*d in fomp of war tibt* embotfled foe : 
WhflM mawnmM with haughty atop adranco, 
jbid graapr^M ahleldy and coodi the quiToring lance : 
To ri^rt^and left the lengthening linei fliey form, 
And fank^ in deep array await igb» atMm. . 

Hi|^ in atiB midst tfie cUeftain-dwarf was seen. 
Of giant atatore, and imperial-mien ; 
Fall twenty Inches tall, he atrodfi atomic, 
Jnd Tiew*d with lofty eye the wonA.«Aii^^Sk£raQ%*. 
And wbOe with many a scar Uka '^^aais^ tto^Tc^^i 
Smred bia hraad boflom, rough ^wi&macirs «l "^^ 



ji uo u-uus. aungarea stuiens in its gore. 
What hosts of heroes fell beneath his force ! 
What heaps of chicken carnage mark'd his < 
How oft, O Strymon, thy lone banks along. 
Did waUing Echo waft the foneral song ! 

And now from far tiie mingling clamoan 
Loud and more loud rebounding throng thi 
From skirt to skirt of Hearen, with stormy 
A cloud rolls on, and darkens aU tiie day. 
Near and more near descends the dreadful s 
And now in battailous array display'd* 
On sounding wings, and screaming in Iheir 
The cranes rush onward, and the fif^t requi 

The pygmy warriors eye with fearless 0a 
The host thick swarming o'er the burthen'd 
Thick swarming now, but to their native lai 
Doom'd to return a scanty straggling band^ 
When sudden, darting down the depth of H> 
Fierce on th' expecting foe the cranes are di 
The kindling phrenzy every bosom 
The region echoes to the crash of arms : 



PYGM^aGEHAKO-MACHIA. l! 

TremblM tiM fhimdering field, thick corer'd o'er 
With falchions, numbed wings, and streaming gort 
And pygmy arms, and beaks of ample siae. 
And here a daw, and there a finger lies. 

Sncompass'd roond with heaps of slaughter'd foes 
All grim in blood Hat "pygBoj champion glows. 
And on th' assailing hostimpetnons springs. 
Careless of nibbling bills, and flapping wings ; 
And 'midst the tnmnlt, wheresoe'er he tarns, 
The battle with redoubled fury boms ; 
From eVry side th* arenging cranes amain 
Throng, to o'erwhelm this terror of the plain. 
When suddenly (for such the will of Jove) 
A fowl enormous, sousing from aboye. 
The gallant chieftain clutd&'d, and, soaring high, 
(Sad chance of batUe!) bore him up the sky. 
The cranes pursue, afid clustering in a ring. 
Chatter triumphanf round the captive king. 
But ah ! what pangs each pygmy bosom wrung. 
When, now to cranes a prey, on talons bung. 
High in the clouds they saw their helpless lord. 
His wriggling form still lessening as he soar'd. 

Lol yet again, with unabated rage, 
In mortal strife tiie mingling hosts engage. 
The crane with darted bill assaults the foe, 
Hovering ; then wheels aloft to 'scape die blow : 
The dwarf in anguish aims tibie vengeful wound ; 
But whirls in empty air the falddon round. 

Such was Hie scene, when 'midst the loud alarm.* 
SuMime Hh* eternal Thunderer rose in arms. 
When Briareus, by mad ambition driven. 
Heaved Pelion huge, and burl'd it high at Heaven 
Jove roU'd redoubling tibiunders from on high* 
Mountains and bolts encounter'd in the sky ; 
Till one stupendous ruin wbelm'd the crew, 
Their vast limbs weltering vnde in brimstone blue. 

But now at length the pygmy legions yield. 
And wing'd with terror fly the fatal field. 
They raise a weak and melancholy wail. 
All in diBtraction scattering o'er l^e 'v«\«. 
Pnne on their routed rear the cranea ^^acetv^N 
Tbeir bUla bite furioosf and th^Vx ta^iis x<&^^ • 



Yea, thoagh to both nqperior lar m funt. 
Thine empire, Lfttrnm, u en enpty saait* 

And now witb. lofty chiefr of ancient tine 
The pygmy heroes roun th'elyrian dime. 
Or, if belief to matron tales be doe. 
Fan oft, in the belated riicpherd's Tiewr 
Their frisking forms, in gentle green ainyd 
Crambol secure amid tiie moonlight glade. 
Secure, fmr no alarming cranes molest. 
And all Uieir woes in long obliyioo rest: 
Down the deep yale, and narrow winding wi 
They foot it feady, ranged in rini^ts gay : 
Tis joy and frolic all, where'er they rore. 
And Fairy<people is Hxt name they lore. 



THE HARES. 



niHAmu. 

llliiiifl 111 Timliiii'i iiililt I 

Kaxk kb pite dieik^ sad lwg«id«yM» 

Hii itnigi^Bg riita nd hwifl fcrioni. 
Or Me> tNMte'A wia iDtMtr ftnp, 
Wluwo^rktofeoMA tte MiMT kaa«i9 
WUftlw Uie wind ; h« aturtt, h« 0C»is, 
Nor Slnnbar't Utey mtiiii«grtwii ; 
BmftSat, Rwnawct aM Vhiw nil 
Thflir tMUfOsli Oft Mg ]unMf*d iML 

Bwt iMN p«itef« It iMiy «fidl 
T* enlbroe a« iMMning wHh a lial». 

imdwMllMitttni^llMdcynNM* . 
The joUy hantinc *">>* eonfWM, 
TIm baoclt^ t— MtwHh ardow IwnMf 
llie iNNttdiiiff alMd Ibtt clMunpdgn tpniMy 
And Ftttcy oil fhe gaoM dtMvlai 
nrooi^ tttb iMMBud^ BOM, Old liimfiiii'g e: 

J«tt tii0a» a eraMoD oCHm bow 
Had met, on national aAdie. 
ThediieliiweyeMt; wkUeete their liead 
The ftrae He frfniwd eovering ffnad. 
Lanf listi of giievanoaa veie heavd^ 
And general dbbentent appear'd. 
« Onr hannleai raea ahall erery aavaft 
Bodi quadniped and taiped rarage f 
Shall horses, hevnda, and hoaters atfU 
Unite tiieir wits te work na ill t 
The yoaA, his parents sola deHght, 
Whose tootibi the dewy lawne innte» 
Whose pulse in erery vein heats stroAg» 
Whose linibs leap li^t Utie ndea along. 
May yet era noontide meet his deaft. 
And lie dismemberM on the heath* 
For youth, alas, nor oantloaa age, 
Nor strength, nor speed, eludes their rage. 
In erery field we meet Uie foe, 
JSach gale oomes firauglit wMi soaxi^ Q^ "^^ 
The morning but awakes oax 1««s%t 
The erening aees ua bathoJL In taicpa^ 



He said no more, for in his breast 
Conflicting thoughts the yoice msppna^d i 
The fire of vengeance seem'd ta stream 
From his swohi eyeball's yellow gl*>M«k , 

And now the tomBlts of fhe war. 
Mingling confusedly from afar. 
Swell in the wind. Now loudor cciea 
Distinct of hounds and men arise. 
Forth from the brake, with beating heart, 

Th' assembled hares tomultoous start. 

And, every straining nerve oa wing. 

Away precipitately spring. 

The hunting band, a signal given. 

Thick thundering o'er the plain are driven ; 

O'er cliff abrupt, and shrubby mound. 

And river broad, impetuous bound : 

Now plunge amid the forest shades. 

Glance through the openings of tbe glMw * 

Now o'er the level valley sweeps 

Now with short steps strain up the steep^; 



THB HARS8. 

4nd Inramble twigi wtre wnath'd ftnrand. 
And rooc^ ftme orapt alonf the groimd. 
Here dieltarJiigfroBi Uni aons of uurdier. 
The ham drag tibieir tind UmlM no ftirther. 

Bat lo, fhe weswm wind ero long 
Was loud, and roared fha wood* among ; 
From roaUing lea:v«a and eradiing bongluB 
TIm soimd of woe and war aroae. 
The ham dutractod Booar fhe grore, 
Aa tenror and aanaaeinant dra?e» 
Bnt danger, wheieMe'er tibey iled» 
Still aeem'd impMidIng o'er tiielr head. 
Now ciowAld In a gtottir a gliwig 
All hope OEdnet, they wait ttMir doooK 
Dire was the illence, lUl, at length, 
Brenfiram detfpair derivhig ■trength, 
WUh Idoody eye and ftorioiui look, 
A daring youth arose and spoke. 

' O wxetiohed race, the soom of Flite, 
Whom illsof erery sort await I 
O, cursed with keenest sense to fsel 
Tht sharpest sting ui erery ill f 
Say ye, who fraught witii Tai^tf scheme, 
Of liberty and -rmgeance dream. 
What now remainsT To what recess 
Shall we our weary steps address, 
Since Fate is ev e rm m e pursuing 
All ways, and means to work our ruin f 
Are we alone, of §01 beneath, 
Condemn'd to misery worse than death T 
Must we, with fmitiess labour, strire 
In misery worse than death to live t 
No. Be tibie smaller HI our choice : 
So dictates Nature's powerfiil roioe. 
Death's pang will In a mmnent cease; 
And then. All hail, eternal peace I 
Thus whUe he spoke, his words impart 
The dire resoWe to every heart. 

A distant lake in prospect lay, 
That, glittering in the solar ray, 
Gleam'd through the duaky treoa, «a^ <boX 
A trembling hght along the gnvt. 



Careless he sung, xuk w» . 

Sorrow no lasting trace impreat'd ; 
When suddenly he heard a sound 
Of swift feet trayersang the ground. 
Quick to the neighbouring tree he flies. 
Thence trembling casts around his eyes ; 
No foe appear'dj his fears were rain ; 
Pleased he renews the sprightly stndn. 

The hares, whose noise had cansad his fti 
Saw with surprise the linnet^s flight. 
* Is there on earth a wretch/ Ihey said, 
' Whom our approach can strike with drea^ 
An instantaneous change of thought 
To tumult eyery bosom wrought. 
So fares die system-building sage. 
Who, plodding on from youlh to age. 
At last on some foundation-dream 
Has reared aloft his goodly scheme* 
And proved his predecessors fools. 
And bound all nature by his rules ; 
So fares he in that dreadful hour, 

^ '•^-.fii exerts her power. 



jthm. k», an MflidflBEt m iUglit 
i0 yo ttd wf Httle Itauwt^ iU|(bt 
flM nad* yoar itolklMini Heart eonHeti 
;8o your aiaaawiwiat USm am goMt) 
fhat aU oar Ibad of wMa and f«a» 
la Vut a part of what ho beaia. 
Whara eaa ba rairt foeara froan Ikanaa, 
'Wbom eran a halplMi hare alannat 
Tat he reflMa not at Us lot. 
When pasty tta 4*ngar ia fBTfot: 
On yaader hooi^he trims his wittfi* 
JUDfd witin vnnsnal laptuie sfaigs ) 
While we« leas wietdwd, sink, benealh 
Onr tighter ms, and rush to deafib 
Vo VMHra of Ods nmniianing ragey 
Bet hear, mj friends, the words of age. 

' When hy the winds of antinnn driven 
Ihe scatteifd vloods lly 'cross the HeaTon, 
Oft hate we, from aome mountain's head« 
Beheld 1h' idtvnate light and dmde 
Sweep tiie hmg Tale* Here hovering lowers 
Tlie shadowy oload ; tiiere downwards poors. 
Streaming direct, a flood of day, 
WUdi from the Tiew flies swift away ; 
It flies, while other shades advance, 
AaA odier streaks of sunshine i^ance. 
Tfaos'clieqiiei'd is the life bdow 
Witii •learns of )oy and ciloads of woe. 
^len hope not, while we journey on. 
Still trt be basUng in tiie sun : 
Nor fear, thoni^ now in shades ye mourn, 
That sundiine will no more return* 
If, by your terrors o v e rcome,' 
Ye fly before th' approaching gloom. 
The nqpid clouds your flif^t pursue. 
And darkness still o'ercasts your Tiew* 
Who longs to readi Ihe radiant plain 
Must onward urge his course amain; 
For doubly swift the shadow fliea. 
When 'gainst the gale the pQc)Am^«». 
Atleaat be flm, and undl8nKa.y ^ 
MaintHJn ymu ground 1 thib 4A^V)Sk% ^^ 



He spoke ; and hope reviv«M> , ^ . 
That iiutant one and all foraakt. 
In sweet amusement to emidoy 
The present sprifl^tly ho«ar of joy. 

Now from the westen monata^'f hnm, 
Compass'd wi:ai doads of Tarioiii flow. 
The Son a broader orb ditplayay 
And shoots aslope his ruddy rayst 
The lawn assumes a fresher green, 
And dew-drops qpaai^ an the seena. 
The balmy zephyr breathes aloagy 
The shepherd sings his tender song; 
With all their lays fbe groras resovid* 
And faUing i^aters mwmnr reoad. 
Discord and care were pntto fti|^t» 
And all was peace> and c^fan deliij^t. 



EPITAPH: 



OH LORD H»»^ BIRTH-DAY. 




•o'Mt guumeM snulas aioand. 

There to tiie sympathetic heart 
l*fe s best delights belong. 
To mitigate the moumer's smart. 
To guard ttc weak from wrong. 
Ye sons of luxury, be wise: 
S^^» happiness for erer flies 
^e oold and solitary breast ; 
Thai let the social instinct glow. 

And in his joy be blest. 

O yet, ere Pleasure plant her snare 
'or unsuspecting youth; 

to Plattenr her song prepare 
10 check the voice of Truth • 

O may his country's guardiak power 
Attend tte Mumbering infent's We 
Aad bnght, inspiring dreams i,^^ 

To rouse th' hereditary fire, ^ 
£0 kmdle each sublime dft««. 



TO liADT GORDON. 207 

Yet, thoofh HMm draw « nation't 9jm, 

And wia a nation't Uff^, 

Let not thy towering ndnd detfpise 

The Tillage and Ihe grove. 

No dander there ahaU wound thy ftune. 

No ruffian take his deadly .aim. 

No rival weave the secret naie : 

For Innocence wilh angd sndle. 

Simplicity that knows no guile. 

And Love and Peace are there. 

When winds the moimtain oak nsiaiT. 
And lay its glories waste. 
Content may slumber in the vale. 
Unconscious of the blast. . 
Through scenes of tumult while we roam. 
The heart, alas ! is ne'er at home. 
It hopes in time to roam no more ; 
The mariner, not vainly brave, 
CSombats the storm, and rides the wave. 
To rest at last on diore. 

Ye proud, ye selfish, ye severe. 
How vain 3rour mask of state 1 
The good alone have joy sincere. 
The good alone are great: 
Great, when, amid the vale of peaoe^ 
They hid the plaint of sorrow cease. 
And hear the voice of artless praise ; 
As when along the trophy'd plain 
Sublime they lead tibie victor train. 
While shouting nations gaze. 



TO THB HlflHT HON. 

LADY CHARLOTTE GORDOiV, 

Dreued in a Tartan Scotch Bonnet, with Pkmte*, S^c. 

iVh Y, lady, wilt thou bind thy lovely brow 
Vitb the dread semblance of that waxViikfi Yi^bco^ 
iaf nodding plume, and wreath ot ^^uiiona ^^ ■. 
at graced the chiefs of Scotia*B auoeut "Wfttok^ 



THB HERMIT. 

« 

At the doM of ^e day, whea fb/t lumUet ii 
And mortals the sweets of forgetlulfiess pro 
When non^t hat the torrent is heard on th* 
And nought hat the nightingale's song in th 
Twas thos, hy the caye of the moantain afi 
While his harp rung s]rmphonioas» a hermit 
No more with himself or with nature at wai 
He tiioat^t as a sage, tiiough he felt as a m 

' Ah ! why, aU ahandon'd to darkness and m 
Why, lone Philomela, that languishing &I11 
For spring shall return, and a loyer bestow. 
And sorrow no longer ttkj bosom inthral : 
But, if pity inspire thee, renew tiie sad lay. 



THB HfitllUT. 209 

* Tb aiiJrt^ id IMlMiiiMipii k Icraly no awe ; 
I aovn, iok, y« «0Qdlaa4s» I wowA aot far y<ra ; 
fior sflCft Ifi invoMldBg, yoor dianu to restore, 
Tliiifliiiitfl with tnA frt^naice» and |(Uttering with 

dow: 
Hot yotior tlM ncftft o# wialer I noan ; 
Kind Wttno tfao —nhryo Mwom will MTe. 
Bat wliteriiil ^ring Tiiit Hio aooldoriic am ! 
O whw iiuJlit dowM on tfio aight o#tlie graTO ! 

'*Tw«a1tai,1i7flieglireo#IUnMieiioebetray'd, ' 
Ifcat leodi, to bewJUor ; and danlea, to Wad ; 
Ify Ihoai^ti woat to roaaif from riiido onward to 



P w faiMUua beftve me, and mitow Miind. 

O fity/gitat AkAor of Li||it,' tiiea I cried, 

' lliy cnatore, wlio fUn would not wander from thee ; 

Lmkaodiledlndnrt, I reUnqokli uy pride : 

Kram dooM and from darknemtlmi only canit free t 

■— ^And.darlfiuM and donbt are now iiying away, 

MoloBgar I roam in ooi^ectare foilonu 

So tterti on Hie trayeller, faint, and aatray. 

The brii^t and the batany eflUgeaoe of mom. 

Bee TnA, Love, and Mercy, in triamfk deieending. 

And natare all glowing in Bden*e flmtUoom I 

On tiM oold dieek of Death aaiilea and roaea are 

JUid Beanty immortal awakea f^om the tpmh^* 



B 



i 



- - ■ -..J « a M«ab Avmirca HI inw nonoi 

think hardly of me for attacking the memo 
dead, I beg leaye to offer a few words in my 
dication. 

If I had oompotfed tiie fcdlowingrerees wi 
to gratify priyate resentment, to promote tbi 
of any faction, or to recommend myself to th 
age of any person whatsoeTor, I should hayc 
together inexcusable. To attack the memoi 
dead firom selfish considerations, or from m* 
tonness of malice, is an enonnity which none 
in greater detestation than I. But I compos 
from very different motires; as every ia 
reader, who peruses tiiem with attention, t 
is willing to beliere me upon my own testimc 
undoubtedly perceive. My motives proceedet 
sincere desire to do some small service to my 
and to the cause of truth and virtue. Hie pi 
of faction I ever did, and ever will considei 
enemies of mankind : to the memory of such . 
veneration : to the writings of such I owe 



ON CHUBGHILL. 211 

wlMii I Mw ilM tactmntnthaoaan tiimt were paid 
to 1ai» mmnBTft and keeirA tiiat a aMmnme&t in West- 
■iBetpr AMiej wm biteaded Itar one whom eren his 
etohw acknowledie to hare been en inoeadiary, 
enid n ilebethee, I oonld not help wiahing that my 
eembryam wwdd fefleet e little on what they were 
doing, heiwe iSbtgy oanieoratodfhy whatpoeterity would 
think the pabHoTdbe* a character, which no Mend to 
fittm or tne toata can affceve. It wae ihle senti- 
iMHk»eniDraedhy Ae eaimeet vequeat of aftiend, which 
pndaeedflie fBDowing litde poem ; in whidi I hare 
aaid nothing of (Clh«diiIl*B) aaannen tint ia not war- 
xantodhytihebeBtaalfacrity; norof hiswritingi,that 
la not p ea fec t l y agreeaUe to the opinion of many of 
the iBoet ooinpolait Jndgea in Britain, 
(idiariaan,) Jmmmnf* VW. 



Buvo, Begtee t widi tiiee may lhotlni*a tn, 
llinlhaibh^ thy aalamander^kme, eocpixe. 
Abm, dirty idol of the hrainleaa ewwd. 
What hatfawde moon-ealf can ndatake for good ! 
SfaMO Aaied hy knavaa of hi|^ and low degree— 
Oaonawflll and OataUne; Onido Ftaot, and thee. 

By aatore unini^iied, antani^t hy art, 
Widi not one thov^Ebt that Iweatheathe feelifig heart,. 
Wbh notone offcring row'd to Yiitne^i ahrine, 
Whh not one pure nnproaCitated line ; 
AUike debauched in body, aoid, and lays i — 
For penaieB^ oenaore, and for penaion'd praiae, 
Vm ribaldry, for Ubela, lewdneaa, liea, 
Forblaapheny of aOTlhe good and wiae : 
Coarae -violence in coaraer doggrel writ. 
Which bawling Uackgnarda apell*d, and tooh for wit : 
For oonacienoe, honour, alii^ted, qpam*d, o*ertiurown : 
Lo, Bufo ahinea the minion of renown. 

Ia thia the land that boaata a IGlton^i iire, 
Amd aoMglo Spenan^B wildly w%a^^Ma% Vst%\ 
Tbe land that owna th* omnipotonoe v/i «v(i%) 
When Shakspeaxe whirla the tla<J^M^>i»vtX ^^^'i 



1 



In simple migesty of manly woe ; 

Or while, sablime, on eagle-finion cliirai» 

He foars Pindazic heights, and sails the wai 

Heaven? 
la this the land, o'er Shenstone's recent nra 
Where all the Loves and gentler Graces moi 
And where, to crown the hoary bard of nigh 
The Muses and the Y irtoes all unite t 
Is this the land, where Akenside displays 
The bold yet temperate flame of ancient dayi 
Like the rapt sagef, in genius as in theme* 
Whose hallow'd strain renown'd Il3^ssa8' str 
Or him, tiie indignant bard,$ whose patriot h 
Sublime in vengeance, smote the dreadAil ly 
For truth, for liberty, for virtue wann. 
Whose mighty song unnerved a tyrant's arm 
Hush'dthe rude roar of discord, rage, and lu 
And spum'd licentious demagogues to dust. 

Is this the queen of realms I the glorious i 
Britannia, blest in Heaven's indulgent smile 

Guardian nf tmth. nnil ntkirtmtHUL nf tart. 



. ^N CHURCHILL. 213 

His SMM MOOil^ «iM» iMiMAivtfh ••••M Mkd Hell, 
hAmWA O wp t , n i i li mi> id Mi ^J Br o wi yell, 
MeevA «w 4«id» to tM* TCbemoB^ fenad, 
T» whehtt im ftge —d-woe > gnilHew I— d ; 
To Ikaetoot e wMam% iriitae^ n p MMt ]plMi, 
Aad trino^ in tto mieeriwi of noa. 

JhMOng end dall» whea cnwle flio reptile Miue, 
Swelii fnm. Ae ity, and Tankling tnm the stews, 
WIft eary, tgleen, and p eed hi nee replele. 
And fOKgtdwiA doftehe Uolcfd from TWawm'f feet : 
Who onoe,.like Satan* nieed to Heaten ber right. 
Bat tem'd aUMwrent from tiM hatad Hi^t :-* 
0*er aoflk a Mase shall wieatha of i^ocy UoomT 
Na ahama and exactatioa he her doon. 

HaidikledBalbl ooald not dalaaaa aara 
lliy aoal frem ain, from iBftony thy fra?et 
Wantawa aad j^aariba, tifcoso Moefchoada of leaown, 
Lavish'd tbeir ink, hat never ham*d flia tira». 
Thongh ttia, thy brotiber in discordant aeng, 
Harasa'd tfia ear, aadcraiBp'd tiie lahoaxing tongne : 
And tha^ like thee, taagiit staggering prose to stand, 
Aad Hiiip on atOta of rhyme aroaad ^ land. 
Harmlem tfiey dooed ascrihUing Hlb away. 
And yawniag natioaa own'd W inaoslooa lay ; 
Bat from thy graedaaa, rade, and beaotty hrain 
TVhat fnry hreatfaed th' laeeiidiary atrafait 

Did hale to Tioe esa^erate thy style t 
No— Bafo matdi'd the rileat of the Tile. 
Tot Uaaon'd was hie Terse with Tlrtae's name— 
Thns prndea look down to hide their want of shame : 
Thai hypocrites to trafli, and fbois to aense. 
And fepa to taste, hare sometimep made pretence : 
naa thieves and gamesteni swear hy hononr's laws : 
Thns penskm^hnnters bawl ' thdr ooontrjr's cause :* 
Ilkas forioas Teagne for moderation rayed, 
And own'd his 80i|l to liberty enslayed. 

Nor yet, tiioai^ thoosand cits admire tby rage. 
Though less of fool than lUon marks thy page : 
Nor yet, tihoofl^ here and there one lonely f^k 
Of wit half hrightenB throogb th' Vuvo\^Vn% ^xV^ 
To abew the gloom more hidaooa lot lilkia icSi^ 
But Dot repay the drudging Tead«x*» toW\ 



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Hannlew t* enlarge its bloated Imlk, and i> 
But Gluttony th' abortiTe nniaanoe taw ; 
It roused his ravenoiu undiaceming maw : 
Oulp'd down the taatelew throat, the meM 
Shot fiery influence round the maddeniagt 

O had thy rene been im p ot ent aa MH, 
Nor spoke the rancorous heart, but lampiab 
Had mobs distinguished, they who howrd tl 

Utme, 
The icicle from the pure diamond's flame. 
From fancy's soul thy groM imbruted sense 
From daundess truHi thy shameless insolent 
From elegance confusion's monstrous mass. 
And from die lion's spoils the sculking ass. 
From rapture's strain the drawling doggrel '. 
From warbling seraphim the gruntling swin 
With gluttons, dunces, rakes, thy name had 
Nor o'er her sullied fame Britannia wept; 
Nor had the Muse, with honest zeal possess' 
T arenge her country, by diy name disgrae 



THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS. 

T^riamplui thxoa^ Uft* fnm legal judgment free 
Tat HeD BMiy hetoh what Uw ocnild ne'er foresee 
Saorad from ▼enfeanoe ehan hie mmnary rest t— 
JodM liMmgk dead> tfaoogh damn'd, we etlll dete 



THB JUDGMENT OF PARIS. 

(PfMiOied in 1705.) 

Tab in the deptb of Ida'e inmoet grove, 
A loene for love and solitude design'd ; 

Where flowery woodbines wild by Nature wove 
Ftarm*d the lone bower, the royal ewain recline 

AH op tlie craggy clifBi, that towered to Heaven, 
Green waved the onurmtuing fdnee on every sit 

Save where, &ir opening to the beam of even, 
A dale sloped gradual to the valley wide. 

Eeho'd tht vale with many a cheerful note ; 

Hie lowing of the herds resounding long. 
The ahiiQing pipe, and mellow horn remote, 

And social damonrs of the festive tiirong. 

For new, low hovering o'er the western main. 
Where amber donds begirt his dasding throne 

The Son with ruddier verdure deckt the plain ; 
And lakes and streams, and spires triumphal til 

And many a band of ardent youtits were seen ; 

Some into rapture fired by glor3^s duurms. 
Or hurl'd the thunde r ing car along the green. 

Or march'd em b attled on in glittering arms. 

Others more mild, in happy leisure gay, 
The darkening forestfs lonely ^oom explore. 

Or by Scamander's flowery margin stray. 
Or the blue Hellespont's resounding shore^ 

But chief the eye to Ilion's glorlea tuxn?^. 
That gleam'd along th' extended c\iVEK\in^^ 
And bulwarks in terrific pomp adoTii*dL, 
Where Peace sat sxnilixig at tlio tto^naa o1 



Or, greatly daring in his conntry'a caoM, 
Whose hearen-taught sonl the awful pla 

Whence Power stood trembling at the Toit 
Whence soar'd on Freedom's wing th* eth 

But not the pump that royalty displays. 
Nor all the imperial pride of lofty Troy, 

Nor Virtue's triumph of immortAl praise 
Could rouse the languor of fhe lingering 

Abandoned all to soft Enone's channs. 
He to oblivion doom'd the listless day; 

Inglorious Inird in I/nre's dissolring axmSf 
While flutes lasdrious breathed th' enfe< 

To trim the ringlets of his scented hkdr ; 

To aim, insidious, Loye's bewitching glai 
Or cull fresh garlands for the gaudy fair. 

Or wanton loose in the voluptuous dance 

These were his arts ; these won Enone's Ic 

Nor sought his fettered soul a nobler aisc 

Ah why should beauty's smile those arts ap 



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itai i^L Ail HiM(V«n ni0a»4« wift Iflttflir lyres. 

MitV aad ante air, 
■rfwiMT— JA^ft—iiha flwrinil »y; 
ilfciiiMlftgBd^iWMly fcir, 
.. JH wIM t H e g i i l idi w«n mm idfaMiBg nigh. 

1lM=Vi««lif lM0^1«v«l ^wlM*'*^ Moved ; 

: MrMdplaf MgkllMQbwtflriBcnMMliiuic, 
' iUapteteBHaamaiakWbnyplBloBxoted, 
■ ; ..AaAiifflaAatfevitfign^nlifclin 

Tht.^M'frttt dflmr and stately alep dnw ntar, . 



I m fffLmuOf Si BMgmy MmVy 
Sh* looM iad awnraft a foMoaa anAaqoeen. 

. Mm nUm tUm^pm gala jttfmiy ■t^aam'd, 
- 14^ laaft*)! tiM i^aptra bn'te taadiaf ann ; 
lad xoBBd liar broir a atanry dniet clani*d, 
HiillHwilpi' llin fride of each Twrnmandfag charm. 

IBMar Ae fMwt <»ne oa witli irfleai gnwip, 
. Aad aaa jaf«lia*a qt ii v e ring lenngtii redftned : 
PanJt ]i« nkn dietede no ^tendoor Uaae, 
l^bv PQin|ii of Taatoro flaotoata OB. the wind. 

ta«My ttOBgh awftily on her Inrow tiia Ui^t 
Of haaEvenlywiidoin shone ^ nor roved her eyes, 

flanra to Hie d&adowy cUffs maleatk hflifht. 
Oar tiie Use conoare of fh' inydhring skies. 

KaM'-wvra her eyas to search the imnost soul : 
Tat Tlftnetiinmph'd in tiieir beans benign, 

JM iuftoaa Pride olt fdt Oeir dread eontnri, 
WlMn-in fierce lightning flash'd the wrath divine.* 

WUIiinre and wonder gaxed fli' adoring swain ; 

Bit bindling dieeke great Tlrtae's power oonfess'd ; 
Bvt soon twas o^er, for Yirtae p r oi a pto in tain, 

When Fleasnre's inihience nvinha Hia -&«n^&»«» 
bnBBL 

UStoLtiP^^^^ ^ **»« theologi of Bomss, ^\io olxsxi xe- 
""'"■ ^^*»» •» tbe execotiOQer of dl:tlBexei)lic«UB«;«« 

Li 



»«k tiUrW TVa« ■ **■•& 



Quick, bltuhing as abaah'd, she half wilb 
One hand a honf^ of flowering myrtle 

One graceful spread, where, scarce ooD' 
■view. 
Soft tiironfi^ tiie parting robe her boaot 

* OflBqpring of Jove supreme I helored of I 
Attend.' Thus spoke the empress of fli 

' For know, to thee, high-fsted priaoe, 'ti 
Through the bright realms of Fame sabi 

' Beyond man's boldest hope; if nor the i 
Of Pallas triumph o'er th' ennobling tb 

Nor Pleasure Inre with artificial smiles 
To quaff the poison of her luscious draUj 

' When Juno's diarms the prize of beauty 
Shall aufi^t on Earth, shall aufi^t in H 
tendT 

Whom Juno calls to hij^ triumphant ftoa 
Shall he to meaner sway inglorious bene 



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OF PABI8. 

No fun witii plenty^ crowns th* aninltared 

WhtM gnea lakM langafah on the tileiit pit 

Doith rk^ tt« MHowib of the wMtem gal< 

' Deep in yoa mountain's womb, where the i 
Howls to the tDrrenfs everlasting roar, 

D«M ttw rich gem its fladiy radianoe ware 1 
Or flames wkh steady ray th' imperial on 

* Tail dedc'dwidi gUttering dooms yon ct 

wide, 
And wakes yon gxore'emhosom'd lawns to 
And rends the rough ore firam the mooatafai 
Spangling with starry pomp the thrones ol 

* Fly these aoit scenes. Bven now, with pUr 

Lore wreaObBS the flowery ways with fata: 
And nrnse th' ethereal flee that warms tby '. 
That Are ethereal lires bat by thy care. 

' IiO, hoverixkg near on dark and dampy win 
SloUi widi stem patience waits the hour i 

From her chill plmne the deadly dews to flix 
That quendi Heayn's beam, and freeaa t 
lessmmd. 

' Vain, then, th' enlivening sound of Fame*! 

Fbr Hope's exulting impolee p r o m pt s no n 
Vain even the joys that lure to Pleasure's a: 

Hie tiirob of' transport is for ever o^er. 

< O who shall then to Fancy's darkening ey 

Recal th' Elyuan dreams of joy and light 

Dim tiiroui^ the gloom tbe fonnless visions 

Snatch'd instantaneous down the gulf of x 

' Thou who securely lull'd in youtii's warm i 
Vaik^st not the desolations wrought by Ti 

Be roused or periBh, Ardent for its prey 
Speeds the fell hour that ravages thy prio 

< And« 'midst the horrors shrined ot mida^ 
The itettd Oblivion eyes thee from ^.^t^^ 

Black with intolerable frowns Ixer fonxi* 
JBeckwing th' emba^^ ^^axVwm^^ 



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And girdB thy bounding heart with mate 

' Warm in the raptores of divine deBire» 
Burst the soft chain that curbs Hi* tmfAx 

And fly» where Victory, borne on wings c 
Waves her red banner to the rattling w 

' Ascend the car. Indulge the pride of ar 
Where clarions roll their kindling ttrai 

Where the eye maddens to the dread alar 
And the long shout tumultuous rends H 

' Plunged in the uproar of the thundering 
I see thy lofty arm the tempest guide : 

Fate scatters lightning from thy meteorwi) 
And Ruin spreads around the sanguine 

* Go, urge the terrors of thy headlong car 
On prostrate Pride, and Grandeur'i i 
tiirown. 

While all amazed cren heroes shrink aftr 
And hosts embattled vanish at thy ftowi 



OF PARIS. 

Tl^ goidow^ceaaed, not dubtoos of the prize : 
Biate she maxk'd his wild and rolling eye» 

llark'4 hit Up quiver, and hia boeom rise, 
And hia wann cheek suffosed with crimson 

3vi IpaUas now drew near. SuUime, serene, 
In ocMScioaa dignity, she view'd the swain : 

llien, 1ow% and pity softening all her mien, 
llrasbreafliedwith accents mild the solemn 

' Let tiiOM, whose arts to fatal patits betray, 
The sool with passion's i^oom tempestuous 1 

And snatch firom Reason's ken th* aospicioas 
Troth darts firom Hearen to guide th' ex 
mind. 

< Bnt Wisdom lores the calm and serious hov 
When Hearen's pure emanation beams coi 

Rage, ecstacy, alike disclaim her power. 
She wooes each gentler unpulse of the breai 

' Sincere th' unaltered bliss her charms impan 
Sedate th' enliyexung ardours they inspire : 

She bids no transient rapture thrill the heart. 
She wakes no feverish gust of fierce desire. 

* Unwise, who, tossing on the watery way. 
All to Uie storm th' unfetter'd sail devolve : 

Man more unwise resigns the mental sway, 
Bome headlong on by passion's keen resol'v 

' While storms remote but murmur on thine 
Kor waves in ruinous uproar round diee rol 

Yet, yet a moment check thy prone career, 
And curb the keen resolve that prompts th^ 

* Explore thy heart, that, roused by Glory's i 

Pants all enraptured with the mighty chart 
And, does Ambition quench each milder flam 
And is it conquest that alone can warm f 

''T* indulge fell Rapine's desolating lust. 

To drench the balmy lawn ia stte«aEfiixi^^< 
To spam the hero's cold and. niexit dixiL&X — 
Ane these thy joys) Nor thioVwk tk^ \ife*2 



' Was it for this, though bom to regal pon 
Kind HeaVn to thee did nobler gifts cox 

Bade Fancy's influence gild thy natal hoa 
And bade Philanthr(^y*8 i^lause be thi 

' Theirs be the dreadful glory to destroy. 
And theirs tiie pride of pomp, and praise 

Whose eye ne'er lightened at tiie smile of . 
Whose cheek the tear of Pity ne'er adon 

' Whose soul, each finer sense instinctive q 
The lyre*8 mellifluous rarishment defies ; 

Nor marks where Beauty rores the flower 
Or Grandeur's pinion sweeps th* nnboun 

' Hail to sweet Fancy's unexpressiye chan 
Hail to the pure delights of social love I 

Hail, pleasures mild, that fire not while ye 
Nor rack th* exulting frame, but gently i 

' But Fancy soothes no more, if stem Rem 



OF PARIS. 

' WhatthoBfi^ bland Flattery all kw arte applj 
Will fheae avail to calm tb* iaftmate brain f 

Or will the roaring anrge, when heaved on hig 
HeadlflDg hang, hnah'd, to hear the piping vn 

' In health how tuXf how i^iaatly in decay 
Man's lolty form I how heavenly fair the mi 

Sublimed by Yirtueli sweet enlivening sway I 
Bat ah, to gnilf s ootrageoos rule resigned, 

* How hideous and forlorn! when ruthless Caz 

W^ eankering tooth corrodes tiie seeds of 11 
And deaf wilh passion's stonns when pines De 
And howling furies roose th* eternal strife. 

' O, by thy hopes of joy that restless glow. 
Pledges of Heaven ! be taught by Wisdom's 

With anxious haste each doubtftil path forego, 
And life's wild ways with cautions fear exp 

* Straight be thy course : nor tempt the maze t 

leads 
Where Ml Remorse his shapeless strength a 
oeals, 
And oft Ambitian's disoy rliffhe treads. 
And slumbers oft in Pleasure's flowery vales 

' Nor linger unresolved : Heaven prompte the < 
Save when Presumption shate the ear of Pri 

With grateful awe attend to Nature's voice, 
The voice of Nature Heavoi ordain'd thy gu 

* Wam'd by her voice, the arduous path porst 
That leads to Virtue's fane a hardy band : 

What, though no gaudy scenes decoy their vie 
Nor clouds of fragrance roll along the land ' 

' What, though rude mountains heave the flint 
Yet tiiere the soul drinks light and life divii 

And pure aieiial gales of gladness play. 
Brace every nerve, and every sense refine. 

* Go prince, be virtuous, and be blest. The tfa 

Rem not its state to swell the cqi\u^ q^ Y 
Nor dignify Corruptioix's dsucing Bon, 
T* o'erwhelm his htunbler brethren v>i ^« 



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And battening Avarice modu his tnnel 

' Even Nature pines by yileat chains oppi 
Th' astonish'd kingdoms cronch to Fash 

O ye pure inmates of the gentle breastf 
Truth, Freedom, Loye, O where is you 

' O yet once more shall peace from Heave 
And young Simplicity with mortals dwc 

Nor Innocence th august paviliolk soom. 
Nor meek. Contentment fly the humble o 

' Wiltthou^ my prince, th' beauteous train 
'Midst Earth's forsaken scenes once mon 

Then shall the shepherd sing in erery bow 
And Lore with garlands wreath the domi 
Pride. 

' The bright tear starting in th' impassioned 
1 Of silent gratitude ; the smiling gase 

I Of gratulation, faltering while he tries 

With Toioe of transport to proclaim thy p 

' Th' ethereal slow that Ktimnlntti* *>ii 



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. OF PARIS. 

Tkm whilt iht 0pQfce» h«r tje, MdMely maek, 
Look'd ^apn* fanroorof aurtmBallore. 

No riral and tetemperate flwh'd hor dieekr— 
Oarn Baraty** teaat the loal of WMdom men 

Worfh** noUe pride can Bnry*! leer appal. 
Or ateifog Foily't Tain a^laiuM ■oodie t 

Can Jealoae Pear Truth's danntleee heart inthi 
Suspicion Inka not in tiie heart of Troth. 

And now tiie shepherd raised his pensire hefti 
Tot nnresolTed and fearful rored his eyes. 

Seared at the glanoes of tin awftil maid ; 
For young nnpA^tised Ovilt distrus ts tiie g 

Of fllianieless Arrogance— His war'ring breast 
Thooi^ warmM hy Wisdom, own'd no const 
fire. 

While lawless Femcy roam'd afur, unblest. 
Sere in the obtinuas lap of soft Desire. 

When thus the qoeen of sonLdissolnng smilec 
' Let gentler fate my darling prinee attend ; 

Joyless and cruel are the warrior's spoils. 
Dreary tiie path stem Yirtoe's sons ascend. 

' Ofhomanjoy fvUsluMrtistiie career. 
And the dread verge stiU gains upon yonr s 

While idly gaaing, fu beyond your sphrae. 
Ye scan the dream of nnapproadi'd delight 

* TSm every sprif^tly hoar, and blooming soei 

Of lifers gay mom unheeded glides away. 
And donds of tempests mount the Une serem 
Andatorms and nun deae ^e Ivoublous da3 

< Then still exult to hail tba preoeat joy ; 

Thine be the boon that comes uneamM by 
Ko froward -vain desire thy bliss annoy. 

No flatter&aghope thy kmging hours beguil 

* Ahl why Aould man pursue the diaraw of 
Fbr ever taring, yet for ever corj \ 

Light aa the gaudy rambow^a ^gl3\a:^^ ^evEc 
3!bat meKs illusive from tkie ^on^BcVa%' 




Tlumch thine tlu palm af peace. 
The Wnn*! isptnn, uid th« pi 



OP PARIS. 

' TbMj Wairf, then is tby triuinphant hour, 
IVkiM nunaam Benovtdence hin baffled sdu 

Whea lamilt mocks fhe clemency of Power, 
•And hmd DuBeaaion's liyid firehrand« glea 

' When •qnint-eyed Slander pliea th' unl 
tongnet 

Firom peison'd maw when Treason weaves 
And muse apostate (infamy to song i) 

ChroTels, low-muttering, at Sedition's shrim 

' Let not my prince forego the peaceful shadi 
The whispecing grove, the fountain and th 

Power, witti th' oppressive weight of pomp a 
Pants for simplicity and ease in vain. 

* The yen of frantic Mirth may stun his ear, 

Bvt frantic Mirth soon leayes the heart foi 

And pleasure flies that high tempestuous spl 

Far different scenes her lucid paths adorn. 

< She loves to wander on th' untrodden lawn 

Or the green bosom of reclining hill. 
Soothed by the careless warbler of the dawn 
Or the lone plaint of ever-murmuring rilL 

Or frnm the mountain-glade's aerial brow, 
"While to her song a thousand echoes call. 
Harks titie wild woodland wave remote belov 
Where shepherds pipe unseen, and waters 

* Her influence oft the festive hamlet proves 

Where the high carol cheers th' exulting i 

And oft she roams the maze of wildering grc 

Listening th' unnumber'd melodies of Sprl 

< Or to the long and lonely shore retires ; 

What time, loose-glimmering to the lunar 

Paint heaves the slumberous wave, and stai 

Gild the blue deep with many a lengthenii 

* Then to the balmy bower of Rapture borm 

While strings self-warbling bTea.th.^ ^-^^Sa 
JIfeits in delicious vision, till tkxe Taom 
Spangle with twinUing dew tl^e ^o^«t 



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And E(mele80 robe fhat tntik along tiie | 



< But diiefly Love— O tlioa, wfaoie gvntlc 
1 1 Each soft indnlgenoe Nature framed to . 
\ 4 Pomp, wealth, renown, dominion, all reaii 

O haste to Pleaaure's bower, for Lore ii 

^ Love, the desire of gods ! the feast of He 
Yet to Barth*8 faroiiT'd oflbpring not den 

Ah, lot not thanUeaa man the blesaing giT 
Enslave to Fame, or sacriiloe to Pride. 

* Nor I from Yirtoe's call 'decoy tiiine ear ; 

Friendly to Pleasure are her sacred laws 
Let Temperance' smfle the cop of gladness 

That cnp is death, if he withhold applatu 

< Far from thy hannt be Enfys baneful sw. 
And Hate, that works the harass'd sonl t 

But woo Content to breathe her soothing la 
And charm from Fancy's view each angr] 

' No Kavage joy 1h* harmonirtn* »»» 



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OP PARIS. 22 

' What meed, Benefioenoe, thy care fcpays t 
"Wliat, Sympattiy, thy still retnnimg pang f 

And whey M» generook arm BhooM Jnstioe raise. 
To dare the yengeanoe of a tyrant's ftng f 

< Prom ttinn¥1ftw spite no boonty can secure ; 

Or firowaid wish of discontent foiBl, 
That knows not to regret thy boonded power. 
But Uames with keen reproach thy partial will. 

< To check th' impetooos alUnTolTing tide 

Of human woes, how faspolent thy strife I 
High o'er thy monnds deTonring surges ride. 
Nor reek thy baffled toils, or lavish'd fife. 

' The bower of bliss, the smile of lore be thine, 
Unlabonr'd ease, and leisure's careless dream : 

Such be their joys, who bend at Vernal shrine, 
And own her charms beyond compare supreme.' 

Warm'd as she spoke, all panting wifli defight. 
Her kindling beauties breathed triumphant bloon] 

And CSupids flutter'd round in circlets bright. 
And Flora pour'd from all her stores perfume. 

* Thine be the prise,' exclaim'd th' tnrapCnred yout 
' Queen (rf" unriyall'd charms, and matchless joy.'- 

O blind to fate, felicity, and troth I — 
But sudi are tiiey, whom Pleasure'* snans deooj 

The sun was sunk ; the vision was no more ; 
Night downward rush'd tempestuous, at Ihe fronK 



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I i And laws for little foUu are made ; 
" But if an insect of renown. 

Hornet or beetle, wasp or drone. 
Be cauf^t in quest of sport or plnnde 
The flimsy fetter flies in sunder. 

Your simile perhaps may please oni 
With whom wit holds the place of ref 
Bat can you prove that this in fact is 

I I Ajpreeahle to life and practice ? 
Then hear what in his simple way 

Old JEsop told me t* other day. 
In days of yore, hut (which is very o^ 
Onr author mentions not die period. 
We mortal men, less given to speeche 
AUow'd the beasts sometimes to teacb 
But now we all are prattlers grown, 
And suffer no voice but our own ; 
With us no beast has leave to speak. 
Although his honest heart should brea! 
'Tis true, your asses and your apes. 



A««;i -*i — « — *■ 



THE WOLF AND SHEPHERDS. 

FoU many a stream and lawn he "pau'd. 
And reach'd a winding vale at last ; 
Whfne ftxxa a hollow rock he tpAed 
The Bhepherda dreat m flowery pride. 
Garlands were strewf d, and all was gay» 
To celebrate an holiday* 
The merry tabor's gamesome sound 
ProToked the spx;^tly dance around. 
Hard by a rural board was rear*dy 
On which in Hedr array appeared 
The peach, the apple, and the raisin. 
And aU the finiitage of the season. 
But, more distinguished than the rast* 
Was seen a we^er ready drest. 
That smoking, recent from the flame, 
Difiiuied a stomach-rousing steam. 
Our wolf could not endure the sight» 
CSourageous grew his appetite : 
His entrails groan'd with tenfold pain, 
He lick'd his lips, and lick'd again ; 
At last, with lightning in his eyes. 
He bounces forth, and fiercely cries, 
< Shepherds, I am not given to scolding. 
But now my spleen I cannot hold in* 
By Jove! such scandalous opp res s i on 
Would put an elephant in passion. 
You, who your flocks (as you pretend) 
By wholesome laws from harm defend* 
Which make it death for any beast. 
How much soe'er by hunger pressed. 
To seize a sheep by force or stealth. 
For sheep have right to life and health ; 
Can you commit, uncheck'd by shame. 
What in a beast so much you blame t 
What is a law, if those who make it 
Become the forwardest to break itf 
The case is plain : you would reserve 
All to yourselves, while others starve. 
Such laws from base self-interest spring, 
Not from the reason of the tYoxi^— ' 
He was proceeding, when ^ svivxck 
Bunt out : — ' And dares a. 'woVi aTwa«t 






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A-ur woo oares ponuh vm, dioa^ ¥i«a 
lis thereiore plaisy beyond deiiial» 
That laws treare ne'er derign'd to tie a 
Bat thoae, wliom ■anctione nmtk aloo 
We stand accomtaUe ta none. 
Besides, *tiaeTidenty that, seeing 
Laws lirom the greaifc deciye tibeir bein) 
They as in duty boond shoold loTe 
The great, in whom they lire and moi 
Andfannbiy yield totiieir desiree: 
'TIS jnst, what gratitude xeqnires. 
What suckling dandled on tiie lap 
Would tear away its modier's pap f 
But tudd— Why deign I to di^vte 
Withsndi a soonndrel of a bmte 1 
Logic is lost upon a knsre. 
Let action prore the law o«r sU(?e.* 

An angry nod his wiU declared 
To his gmff yeomen of tlie guard; 
The foll-fed mongrels, train*d to raTage, 
Fly to deroor die sluunrv 



TRANSLATIONS. 



ANACREON. ODE XXU. 

KaBieov 

Bathtllvs, Ilk jronder lone gravte 

An canloMdy let HI rediBe : 

To ihade iu die teuAM AkofV 

TiMir leaf-wsving tondrils eoBiMMe; 

wiulo ft fltiMBileti inviuiiif w p ot < » 

SoA^BiiiUMiiiBgt wsiidMni awty* 

And galM wnUe wild tlnoagh tlM booi^; 

Who tiiere woold.'iiot para tiM tweet deyf 



TBI BXOIKNIIia OF TBI 

FIRST BOOK OF LUCRETIUS. 

AneadBBi Gen ctibi i ■ ■ ?. U-ii, 

MoTHBH of mii^ity Some's imyriil Une, 
DeU^ofnumyaad of tiie peweie divine* 
Yenne, all bomteons qneea I wlMie ganial power 
DIftuwi beanty in unbounded atom 
Thzoo^ aeaa, and fertile plaina, and all tiiat'liee 
Benea^ the starr'd eypanaiwi of tiie aUea. 
Prepared by thee, die embryo qvinga to day» 
And opes its eyelids on the folden ray. 
At thy approach, the doods tamaltaoiui fly. 
And the hosh'd storms in gentie breeies die ; 
Flowers instantaneons spxing ; tiieUIIowa sleep; 
A wavy radiance smiles along the ^eiBi^x 
At thy approach, th' ontrofobleA. ek.-^ T«A(n«a« 
And all setiene Heaven's lofty c«kqkv% ib^^k^ 



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m 



Whatever haunts the mountains, or tiie m 
The rapid river, or the rerdant plain, 
Or forms its leafy mansion in the Aadoi, 
AU, all thy universal power pervades. 
Each panting hosom melts to soft desires. 
And with the love of propagation fires. 
And since thy sovereign influence gnidM t 
Of nature, and tte universe sustains ; 
Since nought without thee bursts the bond 
To hail the happy realms of heavenly lij^t 
Since love, and joy, and harmony are thine 
Guide me, O goddess, by thy power divine, 
And to my rising lays thy succour bring. 
While I the universe attempt to sing. 
O may my verse deserved applause obtain 
Of him, for whom I try the daring strain. 
My Mimmius, him, whom thou profusely k: 
Adom'st with every excellence refined. 
And that immortal charms my song may gn 
Let war, with all its cruel labours, cease ; 
O hush the diamnl Ain nf «»-.«»- 



HORACE. 

There fix*d in ecstasy intmue storeys 
Thy tfadlmg beauties with insatiatin gaie> 
Grows te tty tetany noath, and ardent sips 
Celestial sweets firooi thy ambrosial lips. 
O wiiiletfae god with fteroest npttores Uest 
lias an diasolTing on thy sacred breast, 
O breathe thy melting whjq»en to his ear. 
And bid him still ike load alarms of war. 
fat titese tamnhaoBs days the M use in rain. 
Her steady tenonrlost, pursues die strain. 
And Mennnias' goaeroos sool disdaiiis to taste 
The calm deHghts of philoeoj^hlc rest ; 
Paternal fires his beating breast inflame. 
To rescue Rome, and lindicate her name. 



HORACE, BOOK II. 0D£ X. 

Eectiiu Tives, Licinl-— 

WouLDST thou throuf^ life securely |^e. 
Nor boundlesB o'er d&e ocean ride ; 
Nor ply too near tin' insidious shore. 
Scared at the tempeetfs threafning roar. 

The man who follows Wisdom's Toice, 
And makes the golden mean his choice. 
Nor plunged in antique gloomy oeUs 
*Af idst hoary descdatioa dwells ; 
Nor to allure the enyious eye 
Rears his proud palace to the sky. 

The pine, that all the grove transcends, 
With*eyery blast the tempest rends; 
Totters the tower with thund'rons sound. 
And spreads a mighty ruin round ; 
Jove's bolt with desolating blow 
Strikes the ethereal mountain's brow. 

The man, whose steadfast soul can bear 
Fortune indulgent or severe, 
Hopes when she frowns, and when she smile 
With cantioua fear eludes her w\iea« 
Jore with rude winter wastes the \iUc^, 
Jove decka the rosy spring aisdioi* 



With timid cantioii catdi the ga]«» 
And shorten the dittendcd sail. 



HORACE, BOOK III. ODE 

O FoM Blaadoitae— - 

Blandusia I more than crystal clear ! 
Whose soothing mormnrs charm the ea 
Whose margin soft with flowrets crown 
Invites the festive band around. 
Their careless limbs difiiised sopine. 
To quaff the soul-enlivening wine. 

To thee a tender kid I vow. 
That aims for^fight his budding brow ; 
In thought, the wrathful combat proves^ 
Or wantons with his litde loves j 
But vain are all his purposed schemes. 
Delusive all his flattering dreams; 



THE P1BT0BAL8 OT TIRGII 
|h oTo the MOMvan nOk ii 



TBB PASTOIUU OF TIB01 



Yoni ilaDdar nod nammdi tiM mjlmi iMji 



mrKf. Tbt ll>51inlll tfilitHH ■»? Tllrnn mra 
udfaird>wfttA«lJ*rdb]r. *iiliiuidl.[iiici>w 



fiiV 



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.^ . „-...»ir BMcui Buuu nu 8acT6< 

By him, these feeding herdu in safety st 
3y him, in peace I pipe the rural lay. 

MelihcBfu* 
I envy not, bnt wonder at yonr fate^ 
That no alarms invade this blest retreat; 
While neighbouring fields the voice of w< 
And desolation rages all around. 
Worn -with fatigue I slowly onward bend 
And scarce my feeble fainting goats attei: 
My hand this sickly dam can hardly beai 
Whose young new-yean'd (ah onoe an ho 
Amid the tangling hasels as they lay. 
On the sharp flint were left to pine away. 
These Uls I had foreseen, but that my mii 
To all portents and prodigies was Wad. 
Oft have the blasted oaks foretold my wot 
And often has Hie inauspicious crow, 
Perch'd on tiie withered holm, with Calefa 
Screamed in my ear her dismal propliecifli 
Bat say, O Tit3rrus, what fn>d beitnrara 



OF VIRGIL. 23 

And ythif to tidt Rome waa yon indbi'd t 

TwM there I hoped my liberty to find. 
And tiiere my liberty I foimd at laat, 
Thons^ long with listless indolence oppreet ; 
Yet not tin Time had sihrer'd o*er my hairs. 
And I had told a tedious length of years; 
Nof* tm the genUe Amaryllis charm'd,* 
And Galatea's lore no longer warm'd. 
For (to my friend I will confess the whole) 
While Galatea captive held my soul. 
Languid and lifeless all I dragged the chain, 
Nei^ected liberty, neglected gain, 
Thon^ from my fold the frequent -victim bled. 
Though my fat cheese th' ungrateful city fed. 
For this I ne'er perceived my wealth increase ; 
I lavish'd aH her haughty heart to please. 

Melib€gu9, 

Why Amaryllis pined, and paK'd away 
In 'lonely shades the melancholy day ; 
Why to the gods she breathed incessant vows ; 
Fbr whom her mellow a^P^es pressed the boughs 
So late, I wonder'd — ^Tityrus was gone. 
And she (ah lucUess maid I) was left alone. 
Your absence every warbling fountain moura'd. 
And woods and wilds the wailing strains retom'd. 

Titynu, 

What could I do ? to break th' enslaving chain 
All other effoitB had (alas !) been yam ; 
Nor durst my hopes presume, but tiiere, to find 
The gods so condescending and so kind. 
Twas there these eyes the Heayea-bom ycmdlit 

beheld. 
To whom our altaxs monthly incense yicU: 

• The reBoemeata of Taubmannuft, De 1a C«c^ vA ^"^ 

wto will bare AiiiaryiU»to alraify Rmm, mA Q(«Jk»Xic%>»* 

JvanriM, hare perplexed tblt passage t«*»*^MiA%-. V^ ,^* 

meBoiag bt adjiOaed, the wbolebecMnea <JbN\o>M wA V^ 

t Augttatoa Cwaaer. 



t.-J -■ 

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'I 



4i1 If 



X our berda on wonted grounds shall aai 
And never feel the dire effects of change 
No foreign flock shall spread infecting b 
To hurt your pregnant dams, thrice hap 
You by known streams and sacred fount 
Shall taste the coolness of the fragrant 
Beneath yon fence, where willow-bough 
And to their flowers the swarming bees : 
Oft shall the lulling hum persuade to rei 
And balmy slumbers steal into your brea 
While warbled from this rock the prunei 
In deep repose dissolves your soul away 
High on yon elm the turtle wails alone. 
And your loved ring-doves breathe a boa: 

The nimble harts shall graze in empty 
And seas retreating leave their fishes bax 
The German dwell where rapid Tigris flo 
The Parthian, banish'd by invading foes. 
Shall drink the Gallic Arar, from my bre 



OF VIRGIL. 

Tbese lands* ttutfe karrests unuit fhe soldier shan 
For mdft Iwrbariaas lavish we our care I 
How are our fields become the spoil of wars ! 
How are we min'd by intestine jars! 
Now, MeUbocuSy now ingraff the pear. 
Now tsadi tiie Tine its tender sprays to rear ! — 
Go Aen, my goats !— go, once a happy store — 
Onoe hfl^ppy I — happy now (alas I) no more ! 
No more shall I, beneath the bowery shade 
In mal quiet indolently laid. 
Behold you from afar the cliffs ascend. 
And from the shrubby predpiee depend ; 
No more to music wake my melting flute. 
While on the thyme you feed, and willow's wholes 
shoot. 

Tityrtu, 

This nifl^t at least with me you may repose 
On the green foliage, and forget our woes. 
Apples and nuts mature our boughs afford, 
And curdled milk in plenty crowns my board, 
Now from yon hamlets clouds of smoke arise, 
Andslowly roll along the evening skies; 
And see, progected from the mountain's brow, 
A lengthened shade obscures the plain below. 



PASTORAL U* 

Alexis, 

YouNO Corydon for fair Alexis pined. 

But hope ne'er gladden'd his desponding mind ; 

Nor TOWS nor tears the scornful boy could move 

Bistinguish'd by his wealthier master's love. 

• The chief excellency of this poem consists in its d( 
and simplicity. Corydon addresses his favourite in such a 
of tentimeDt as one would think might effectually discounti 
the prepossessions which generally prevail against the sub 
this eclogue. The nature of his affection may easily be. 
talned tfombia ideas of the tiappineas \«bVc^W\\o'^^% v 
ta the company of hit beloved Alexis. 

O taotum libeit-—— 

O deign at iasC amid Uieae lonely ftclAa, 8tc. 
It appears to bare bees no other than tha.\.m«vi<W\v\\> 

M 



Prepares the weary harvcut-man's ropa 
And ail U tftill, nave where the bo^nc 
Of chiq>iug graiwhoppcra is heard aroui 
While I, exp<u«edto all the rage of heat 
Wander thcwiUlii iii ncarch of thyretrc 
Was it not e:i8i(>r to suiiport the pain 
I fult from Amarylliri' fierce disdain t 
Eaiiiur Mnnalcas' cold ncfclect to bear. 
Block, though he was, though thou art b 
Yet bo relenting, nor too much pr«>iium< 
O bcautcouB boy, on thy celestial bloom 
The sable violet* yields a precious die. 
While useless on the field the withering 
All, cruel boy I my love is all in vuin. 
No thoughts of tliine ri*gard thy wTctch< 
Uuw rich my flock thou carcst not to kt 
Nor how my pails with generous inilk o 
With bleat of thousimd lambs my hills i 
And all tho year my milky stores aboun 
Not Amphion's lays were sweeter than 



OF VIRGIL. 21 

I lack not beanty, nor conld'gt thou deny. 

That even Teith Daphnis I might dare to vie. 
O deign at last, amid these lonely fioIJs, 

To taate the plea^iurcs M-hich the country yields ; 

With me to dwell in cottag^es resign'd, 

To roani the woods, to shoot the bounding hind ; 

With me the weanling kids from home to guide 

To the green mallows on the moumtain side ; 

Widi me in echoing groves the song to raise. 

And emulate ev'n Pan's celestial lays. 

Pan taught the jointed reed ita toncful strain, 

Pan guards the tender flock, and shepherd swaiu. 

Nor gmdge, Alexis, that the rural pipe 

80 oft hath stain'd the roses of thy lip : 

How did Amyntas strive thy skill to gain ! 

How grieve at last to find Ms labour ^-ain! 

Of seven imeqnal reeds a pipe I have, 

Hie predons gift which good Dama'tas gave ; 

' Take this,' the dying shepherd said, * for none 

Inherits all my skill but thou alone.' 

He said ; Amyntas murmurs at my praise. 

And with an envious eye the gift surveys. 

Besides, as presents for my soul's delight 

Two beauteous kids I keep, bestreak'd with white, 

Nonrish'd with care, nor purchased without pain ; 

An ewe's fall udder twice a day they drain. 

These to obtain oft Thestylis hath tried 

Elu;h winning art, while I her suit denied : 

But I at last shall yield what she requests, 

Since thy relentless pride my gifts detests. 

Come, beauteous boy, and bless my rural bower >, 
Fat thee the nymphs coUect the choicest flowers : 
Fair Na'is culls amid the blooming dale 
The drooping poppy, and the violet pale. 
To marygolds the hyacinth applies. 
Shading the glossy with the tawny dies ; 
Narcissus' flower with daflbdil entwined. 
And Cassia's breathing sweets to these are join'd. 
With every bloom that paints the vernal ecQ\e^ 
And all to form a garland for m^ Vrre* 
Myself -with sweetest fmits wiVi cxo^m ^1 l«»aX \ 
TheluadouB peach shall gratify thy taa^ft* 



. . .... y w^^jraMi^u Willi rii:u iOiaS' 0tC 

f^A ■'■' Thy boanted gifts, and all tliy wealth ho 

'- ' • [ Wretch that I am I whUe thus I pine fo 

I; '. And all tlic live-lonp; day^ inactiye monr 

\ "^ .[. The boara have laid my Hilver fonn tains 

I ? ;:' My flowers are fading in the southern I 

C ^ 'j Fl3r'8t thou, ah foolish boy, the loneson 

1 ft ;■; Yet gods for this have left the realm alx 

') Paris with scorn the pomp of Troy 8urT> 

'■ And sought th' Idaran bowers and peace 

In her proud palaces let Pallas shine ; 

The lowly woods and rural life be mine. 

The lioness all dreadful in her course 

Pursues the wolf, and he with headloDg 

Flies at tlie wanton goat, that loves to d 

The clifPs steep side, and crop the flower 

Thee Corydon pursues, O beauteous boy: 

Tims each is drawn along by some pecnli 

Now evening soft comes on ; and horn* 

From field the weary ox.en bear the ploui 

The setting sun now beams more mildly 
Tl— -l.-J ■• ■« • 



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OP VIRGIL. 24,' 

PASTORAL III. 

MBNALCA8, DAMGBTAS, PALiBMON.* 

MenalcoB. 

To vborn belongs this flock, Dainoetas, pray : 
ToMeliboBnsf 

Danuetat. 

No : the other day 
The shepherd .^Sgon gaye it me to keep. 

MencUcas, 

Ah still nes^ected, still unhappy sheep !t 
He plies Neaera -with assidnous love, 
And fears lest she my happier flame approve ; 
Meanwhile this hireling wretch (disgrace to swains ! 
Defrauds his master, and purloins his gains. 
Milks twice an hour, and drains the famiah'd dams, 
Whose empty dugs in yain attract the lambs. 

DomcBtoi* 

Forbear on men snch language to bestow. 
Thee, stain of manhood ! thee, full well I know. 
I know, with whom — and where — X (their groye d 

filed 
The nymphs revenged not, bat indulgent smiled) 
And how the goats beheld, then browsing near, 
The shamefol sight with a lascivious leer. 

Menalcas, 

No doubt, when Mycon's tender trees I broke. 
And gash'd his young vines with a blunted hook. 

• The contending shepherds, Menalcaa and Damoetas, i 

f:ether wltb their ompire Paleemon, are seated on the grass, r 
ar from a row of beech-trees. Flocks are seen feeding hard t 
The time of the day seems to be noon, the season between spri 
and summer. 

f Throughout the whole of this iVterc^Woii, tvoV«\>\\%V&.'cv^ 

the untovurd subject, ihe reader vrtW ftnA \\\ l\\e ofv^Kw^A vt 

bappy union of simplicity and force of cxpTe%%\oxi,*.tv^\v"*-'' 

of vene, as it is vaiii to look for la an 'E.\\R\ift\k VraxisV^vvo^ 

I The abruptness and obscurity of the oT\%\i«\\»>^c.'tev 



8 



MentdcM. 
God* I what may masters dare, when 
Of impudence their thievish hirelin|;f n 
Did I not, wretch (deny it if yon dare). 
Did I not see you Damon's goat ensnan 
Lydsca bark'd ; then I the felon spied. 
And ' Whither slinks yon sneaking thiel 
The thief discoTer'd straight his prey for 
Ana scolk'd axoid the sedges of the teroo 

DanuBtaa, 
That goat my pipe from Damon fairly 
A match was set, and I the prize obtain 
He own'd it due to my superior skill. 
And yet refused his bargain to fulfil. 

Menalcaa. ■ 

By your superior skill the goat was woi 

Have you a jointed pipe, indecent clown 

Whose whining straws with harshest di 

As in tlie atreets your wretched rhymes > 



OP VIRGIL. 

But, since yon purpose to be mad to^ay, 
Two beechen cups I scruple not to lay 
(Whose far superior worth yourself will owb), 
Ihe laboured work of famed Alcimedon. 
Raised round the brims by the engrayer's care 
The flaunting vine unfolds its foliage fair; 
Entwined the ivy's tendrils seem to grow, 
Half-hid in leaves its munic berries glow ; 
Two figures rise below, of curious frame, 
Coosm, and — ^what's that other sage's name. 
Who with his rod described the world's vast rot 
Taught when to reap, and when to tiU the groui 
At home I have reserved them impfrofiuied. 
No lip has e'er their glossy polish stain'd. 

Danuetcu. 

Two cups for me that slulful artist made ; 
Their handles with acanthus are array'd ; 
Orpheus is in the midst, whose magic song 
Leads in tumultuous dsuoce the lofty groves aloi 
At home I have reserved them unprofaned^ 
No lip has e'er their glossy polish stain'd. 
But my pledged heifer if arif^t yon prise. 
The cups so much extoll'd yon wiU despise. 

MenalcM. 

These arts, proud boaster, all are lost on me ; 
To any terms I readily agree. 
You shall not boast your victory to-day. 
Let him be judge who passes first this way : 
And see the good Palsemon ! trust me, swain. 
You'll be more cautious how you brag again. 

DamoBtas, 

Delays I brook not ; if you dare, proceed ; 
At singing no antagonist t dread. 
Palsemon, listen to th' important songs, 
To such debates attention strict belongs. 

PalcBmon, 
Sing then, A conch the ftowerj \«t\iW|,ft ' 
Now blosaom all the trees, and alV liife iisV^ 



1 ne n^aath and t^eayeaa hu sovereign 
And to my Tenes he yoadunfef his o 

Menalctu, 
With great ApoUo I begin the strai 
For I am great ApoOo's favonrite swa 
For him the purple hyacinth I wear. 
And sacred hay to Phoehas erer dear. 

Damcetat, 
The sprightly Cralatea at my head 
An apple flung, and to the willows fle 
But as along the level lawn she flew, 
The wanton wished not to escape my ^ 

Menalcet, 

I langaish'd long for fSair Amyntas' 
But new he cornea unhidden to my ar 
And with my dogs is so familiar groii 
That my own Delia is no better "knov 



Of YIROIL. 



BpMfluA Imv Ud^ whStptn to my ncfidiVt 6 
WiM^ jpn^b giiht» far aooento to^ilie dieii, 
That gob thiui i wI f M may iMor wtth fweet tt 



Wksl* ttooi^ r om not 'WMtdiod by your t 
Ssy* bsontoow Myy nty cm i como to moon 
U; ^pliilo I boU tiie nets, Oe botf yo« Itoe, 
lad ndily tosre tiie dangen of ttio chaoef 



SmAVhyOkhamb, lolosltoto^by 
I oBlebntB my Urlh, aatd all ii gey ; 
wim for my cxop tho fioum l praj^hn^ 
IoIm In oar feotlval may Bhare. 

FhyOb I lOTo; die mora tlian aB'««n'<Aiun 
And mutual fires ker gentle booom warm : 
Teaxe, -wbim Ileave her, bathe ber beanttoos 
' A long, a long adien, my lore ! ' Ae orlee. 



The wolf ii dreadfU to fhe woody train, 
Vlalal to harfesla I0 tiie cmibing rtin. 
To the green wooda ^e wfaida de e ti n cli i e pro 
To me tiie rage of mfaie oAmded love* 

JUnMleen. 

The willow *b gratefU to flie pvegautvwei 
Showera to the corns, to Uds Hbt n K wn ml n»b> 
More grateful fur to me my lovely boyy^ 
In sweet Amyntas centres all my joy^ 



Bren PolUo desigDui to hear my rwal lays ; 
And cheen the haidiial Mnse wi& giSMSttraA' 
Ye sacrod Nine, for your great i^tsoa fn^ 
A bemaieom haifer of tin iiokitaat\ft««QL. 



May he like Pollio every wish eiuoy ; 
O may his happy lands with honey flo^ 
And on his thorns Assyrian roses Mow 

Who hates not foolish Bayins, let hin 
Thee, Msevius, and fhy tasteless rhyme 
Nor needs it thy admirer's reason shock 
To milk the he-goats, and the foxes yok 

Ye bo3^, on garlands who employ yoi 
And pull tiie creeping strawberries, bew 
Fly for your lives, and leave that fetal ] 
A deadly snake lies larking in the grass. 

MencHcoM* 

Forbear, my flocks, and warily procee 
Nor on that faithless bank securely trea 
The heedless ram late plunged amid the 

And in the unn ntviB <li^«- *•*- ~.-.vi 



OF VIRGIL. 

DanuBtat, 

How lean my bvU in yonder mead appears, 
ThoDi^ the fat soil fhe richest pasture bears ! 
Ah Love ! thou reign'st supreme in every heart, 
Bodi flocks and shepherds languish with thy dar 

MenaJcaa. 

Love has not iiQured my consumptive flocks, 
Yet bare tiieir bones, and faded are their looks : 
What envious eye hath squinted on my dams, 
And sent its poison to my tender lambs t 

Da$neet(U, 

Say in what distant land the eye descries 
But three short ells of all th' expanded skies ? 
Ten this, and great Apollo be your name ; 
Tour skill is equal, equal be your fame. 

MenalcaB, 

Say in what soil a wondrous flower is born. 
Whose leaves the sacred name of kings adorn ? 
TeU this, and take my Phyllis to your arms. 
And reign th' unrivall'd sovereign of her charms, 

Palaemon, 

'Tis not for me these high disputes to end; 
Each to the heifer justly may pretend. 
Such be their fortune, who so well can sing 
From love what painful joys, -what pleasing tonn 

spring. 
Now, boys, obstruct the course of yonder rill ; 
The meadows have already drunk their fill. 



i 



All take not pleasnre in the rural 

In lowly taxnarislui, and forests g: 

If sylTan themes we sink, then lei 

Deserve a consul's ear, a oonsol's 

The age comes on, that fature a 

In Cnma's mystic jirophecies foret 

Hie years begin their mighty conr 

Hie Virgin now returns, and the I 

Now from the lofty mansions of th 

V To Earth descends an heayen-bom 

Thy Phoebus reigns, Lndna^ lend t 

Vor be his birth, his glorious birth, 

Aa iron race shall then no longer r 

Bat an the world regain the golden 

This child, the joy of nations, shall 

Hiy consulship, O Pollio, to adorn : 

Thy consulship these happy times s 

And see the mifi^ty months begin tc 

Then all our former guilt shall bo fc 

And man shall dread no more th' ai 



OF VIRGIL. 251 

The son with heroes and -with gods shall shim, 
And lead, enroll'd with them, the life divine. 
He o'er the peaceful nations shall i)reside. 
And his sirens virtues shall las sceptre guide. 
To thee, ausnlcious babe, th' unbidden earth 
Shall luring the earliest of her flowery birth : 
Acanthna soft in smiling beauty gay. 
Hie UoMom^d bean, and ivy's flaunting spray. 
Hi' untended goats shall to their homes repair. 
And to the milker's hand the loaded udder bear. 
The mighty lion shall no more be fear'd, 
Bnt grase innoxious with the friendly herd. 
Sprang from thy cradle fragrant flowers shall sprciu! 
And, fanning bland, shall wave around thy head. 
Then shall the serpent die, with all his race : 
No deadly herb the happy soil disgrace : 
Atfyrian balm on every bush shall bloom. 
And breathe in every gale its rich perfume. 

fiat when thy father's deeds thy youth shall fire. 
And to great actions all thy soul inspire, 
When thou shalt read of heroes and of kingi). 
And mark the glory that from virtue springs ; 
Then boundless o'er the farextended plain 
Shall wave luxuriant crops of golden grain. 
With inirple grapes the loaded them shall bend, 
And streaming honey from fhe oak descend. 
Nor yet old fraud shall wholly be effaced ; 
Navies for wealth shall roam the watery waste ; 
Proud cities fenced with towery walls appear. 
And cruel shares shall earth's soft bosom tear : 
Another Tiphys o'er the swelling tide 
With steady skill the bounding ship shall guide ; 
Another Ai^ with the flower of (jteece 
From Golchos' shore shall veaft the golden fleece ; 
Again the world shall hear war's loud alarms. 
And great Achilles shine again in arms. 

When riper years thy strengthened nerves f^h)^! 
And o'er thy limbs diffuse a manly grace, [brtuLxs 
The mariner no more shall plough the deeij}) 
Nor load with foreign wares the tt?tdifit% ^W 
S»€h country shall abound in ever^ «tot^ 
Nor need the products of another elbnc^* 






«. cuucorajoin'd with fate's m, 

tJ! K^?°^r ^''^ »»*PPy tunes 
They bade the sacred spfidle swii 

And hasten the auspictousa^'^ 
0^i'^^^^"«»y kindred^, 
Otton, ^e ofl&pring of eternal Jo 
Receive thy dignities, begin thy n 
And o'er the world extend thy ^ 
See natu, ., „^ty frame ex^^ 
Ocean and earth, and heaven's in 

Thy glad approach, and hail the a 
O would th' immortals lend a le 

Would Heaven this breast, this 
inflame 

With ardour equal to the mighty tl 
Not Orpheus with divmer toSZ^ 
When a^l her tre his mothHS^ 

Al^nn ^''k.''"^^^" ^"^*d from lai 
Although his sire Apollo ir«v« tho .. 



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- OVymOIL. 255 

No nymph of heavenly birth shall crown thy love, 
Nur Shalt thou share th' immortal feast above. 



PASTORAL v.* 

MSMALCAfy MOPfVa. 

SiNcs yon wHh skill can tondi the tanefld reed, 
SInee few my Tersea or my voioe eacoeed; 
In i^dB xefiraddng shade shall we reoifaie» 
Where haada with tiie lofty ebna oombfaie t 

Mopmu, 

Tour riper afe a doe req^ect reqairesy 
^n* mine to yUld to what my firinid desires ; 
Whether yon choose the aephyr's fluming breeze. 
That shakes ti&e wavering shadows of the trees ; 
Or the deep^haded grotto's cool retreat : — 
And see yon cave screen'd from the scorching heat. 
Where the wild vine its cnrling tmidtils weaves. 
Whose grapes glow ruddy through tiie quivering 
leaves. 

Of all tiie awaina that to onr hilla behmg, 
Amyntaa only viea with yon in song. 



What, though with me that hani^ty shepherd vie, 
Who pmBly dares Apo0o*8 adf defy t 

MiBnaieat. 

Begin ; let Alcon's praise inspire your strains,! 
Or Codrus' death, m PhylliB* amorooa psdna ; 

• • Here we discoTcr Menalcas and Mopwu leated In an ariMur 

fDmed by the Interwovea twigs ofawUi Tina. A.f^'veoC^AXK.U 

tad etef f nrrooads this arboar. nn&e w»«aa m»m \&\)i«. v«^- 

•?'k^'"* J?"* of the day ia not apedbeA. ^ . 

♦ Krom chfa passage itla eTUeD^aA^VVct^«(^<»«%'«^v'^^^^ 

*«ai« Jnodern critics wUl allow. 



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Menalcaa. 

Aa Blender wiUows where the olire 
Or sordid shrubs when near the scarl 
Such (if the judgment I have form'd 1 
Such is Amyntas when oumparad wit 

Mopna, 

Ko more, Menalcas ; we delay too ] 
The grot's dim shade invites my prom 
When Daphnis fell by fate's remorsel 
The weeping nymphs pour'd wild tl 

woe; 
Witness, O hazel-grove, and winding 
For all your echoes caught the mourn: 
In agony of grief his mother prest 
The clay-cold carcase to her throbbing 
Frantic with anguish wail'd his haplec 
Raved at the stars, and Heaven's rclei 
Twas then the swains in deep despair 
Their pining flocks, nor led them to th 
The nininfr flor.lc» fnr hin™ t>io»» ««»«»««i« 



WbFa DiipIiDn (roi 
PlvEbDS and Folea 



Thistin fa thcH tbit blitncd ujeadoir ji^ldi. 
And Ihomi and (rimled ban deftirm Ihe fields. 
gTBlna, ilmdt] tbv flpriugff, and let the ground b 

Willi Tenlont lesfes ; 'trai Daphnls' lait n^nesl. 

Mui'il vlth tbu TfTHC Id CFlebraK bl> lame : 
■ The ewniiu irilh Dapliou' onmo Ihii tnmb oioiii. 
WhME blf h nnown abnie Ihe sidej is borne ; 
Pur WBS hit flock, hB fHiretil nn Ihe plain, 
The pride, Ihe gloiy of the sjlvan rsigo.' 

Bwecter, O bard divine, Ihj nuinbeni af cm 

Or ecfl OD fragnml flnn'reU to recline. 
And the fired limliB to bilm^ iloep resign. 






The MVftlaB, the Dymphi, a 
Th* woJvH to mnrdiT hts i 
So guilgrul aeu ennure tk 



OF VIRGIL. 259 

lie gnuMhoppen their dewy food delights. 
He hafamy fliyme tiie busy bee invites; 
long flhall last thine honoon and thy fame, 
long the flhepherda shall reeoiind thy name. 
ih rites to thee shall husbandmen ordain, 
Ceres and flie god of wine obtain. 
« to our prayers propitionsly inclined 
r g ra t ef ul suppliants to their vows shalt bind. 

MopniM. 
Hunt boon, dear shepherd, can your song requite ? 
nou^t in nature yields so sweet deligbt. 
: the soft sighing of the southern gale, 
t faintly breathes along the flowery vale; 
', when light breezes curl the liquid plain, 
aread the margin of the murmuring main ; 
' melody of streams, that roll away 
oo^ rocky dales, delights me as your lay. 

Menalcas. 

mean reward, my friend, your verses claim ; 

e then this flute that breathed the plaintive theme 
Coiydon ;* when proud Damoetast tried 
Biatoh my skill, it dashM his hasty pride. 

Mopnu. 

nd let this sheepcrook by my friend be worn, 
icb braxen studs in beamy rows adorn ; 

1 fair Antigenes oft begg'd to gain, 

all his beauty, all his prayers were vain. 



PASTORAL \I4 

Silenus, 



sportive Muse first sung Sicilian strains, 
' blush'd to dwell in woods and lowly plains. 

See Pa$tonl second. ^ %ee ¥%a.\jQin\^fieia%)i.. 

be cave of Si/enus, whic\i \% the ftcen« ol >2B!kSk tK\«o«»R.^Vk 
sated with aofficieot accuncv. TYie \isa^ %t«sa\ Xr^b^-^w 
•«■; «« least th« song does not eeaA« ^Kk ^^ ^nOt* "»•' 
. and (be erenJag star apyearv. 



j I Ana sing tuy battle* in immort 

Yet if these songs, which Phoel 

Hereafter to the swains shall yj 

Of thee the trees and homble s 

And all the ▼ocal grove with Vi 

The song inscribed to Yams' sa 

To Phoebus' farour has the just 

Come then, my Muse, a sylra 

'Twas in his shady arbonr's cool 

Two youthfol swains the god Si 

In dranJtenness and sleep his m 

His turgid veins the late debaui 

His garland on the ground negl 

Fallen from his head: and by tl 

His cup of ample size depended 

Sudden the swains the sleeping 

And with his garland bind him 

(No better chain at hand), incei 

To be defrauded of their promis* 

To aid their project, and remov< 

i3^Ie, a beauteous fountain-nvn 



OP VIRGIL. 261 

w PanuwiiB' Uttening rocks rqioio6f 
m Phoebiu raiies his celestial -voice ; 
Thrada's echoing mountains so admire, 
jen Orpheus strikes the load-lamenting lyre, 
.'or first he song of Nature's wond'rous birth ; 
w seeds of water, air, and flame, and earth, 
>wn the yaat void -wi^ casual impulse hurl'd, 
ong into t^hmpet, and form'd this fabric of the 

world. 
Hen hardens by degrees the tender Mil, 
Ad firom the mighty mound the seas recoO. 
I'er tiie wide wwid new Tarioos forms arise ; 
fhe infant Sun along the brlghten'd skies 
Begins his course, while Earth with glad amase 
The blazing wonder from below surveys. 
The douds sublime their genial moisture shed. 
And fha green grove lifts high its leafy head. 
The savage beasts o'er desert mountains roam. 
Yet few their numbers, and unknown tbeix home. 
He next the blest Saturnian ages sung ; 
How a new race of men from Pyrrha sprang ;* 
Prometheus' daring theft, and dreadful doom. 
Whose growing heart devouring birds consume. 
Then names the spring, renown'd for Hylas' fate. 
By the sad mariners bewail'd too late ; 
They call on Hylas with repeated cries. 
And Hylas, Hylas, all the lonesome shore replies. 
Next he bewails Pasiphss (hapless dame !) 
Who for a bullock felt a brutal flame. 
What fury fires thy bosom, frantic queen ! 
How happy thou, if herds had neyer been i 
The maids, whom Juno, to avenge her wrong,t 
like heifers doom'd to low the vales along. 
Ne'er felt the rage of thy detested fire, 
Ne*er were polluted with thy foul desire ; 
Though oft for horns they felt their politih'd brow, 
And their soft necks oft fear'd the galling plough. 

• SeeOvW. Mct.\V\>.\. 
t Their oames were Lvaippe, lpT>ouofe,MAC.vN»'"w***'*- ^ 
to beareaged of thcni for prcfcmug \!hfcVc ovtvi ^icaxcc^ vo 
0truck them with madness, to »uch * dcRtefe»^"aXX.>aK^ Wx 
tiiemgelr€$ to be heifan. 



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Before some favoorito beauty * 
Entice him with Gortynian* 1 
Where smile the Tales in richi 
He sung how golden fruit's re 
Decoy'd the wary yirgin fttmi 
Then wraps in bark, the mourn 
And rears the lofty alders f ron 
He sung, while Callus by Pen 
A sister of the Nine the hero 1 
To the Aonian hill ; the choir : 
Left their bright thrones, and hi 
linus arose, for sacred sung ro 
Whose brow a wreath of flowe 
And * Take' he said, * this pipe 
The far-famed shepherd of Asci 
Then hoard the mountain-oaks 
Le^>'d from their hills, and thr> 
On this tiion shalt renew the t 
And grateful songs to thy Apol 
Whose famed Gryneean^ tempi 
Shall more AXAltml Hiomitv n\%*t 



<M PhiloBKla'a fsut why ihsnld I (liig,* 
And what dire chance berel the Thndwi kin^ 1 
Chaneed (o a lapwing hy th' aTcsgiag god, 
Me l..a<1c <bo t>lirn>n »>L'tt<.' )U9 hMic abDj.', 
And oft on MBxicfi pinions bovord d'et 
Tb? lofly pilai», Uim lii( Dffs DO moie. 

The nfiefn) E«d noewi each plouioB tfaeice 
Which PhirbuB aung by bleit Euntlna' imui ; 



PASTORAL Vll.t 



The youthful Daphnia Ipau'd in ru 



t TAt KOH at lui pulont h la AUoin r raor t»pDcnu, 
ruihiil«IDlLpBiaudliQBt«Uhcdflhu.C0ridwi,TIirr«k>. 4Drl 
Me1U>lfui, HVKeanFllriiDgbflAdAlll Bulwl^ Kfann wwi i£Qa>r<^ 
u,icmar!i in, tetaiafSSiht. u & w! «aEuu, Wm^ 
JWoiTBl "no rrcdi appmi vlndlu alsw. Wftfta m*"™"**"^ 






Here fnngm m a f . i tf m ^ii^ S 

And nonrWttlii«^^S^^- 
ABd to rejtrain the«MMfam« 
Betwixt the swains a solemn S 

IJeir pastime tamifibmmBn \ 
And Corydon begia tif gifwJSI 

O warm my breai^^Slffliri 
If none can equal Codms' heayei 
For next to Phabns he M^ST 
NomoreUl^^^^St^ 
My silent pip^^fcrtl fcMi. ««! 







MMht 

As tan 

V 
TtaiMj 

(k Imm, My itflki, >• kngtkai wit «M lay ; 
Vir dHOM, ye tMdy ioekf» for *hm» mray I 



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tfiaa tiie dmdbcn ye Vmtaw, 



fit 



• TUi idly pf«rifiti over _ 



To all around itB anhnatiiig blase ; 
* Black, widi oontimial amoke our poaCa i 

Nor dread we more the rigoar of the y 
j; ; Than the fell wolf the fearful lambkina 

i . j When he the helpleaa fold by nif^ iai 

[.' Or swelling torrenta, headlong aa they 

The weak resistance of tbe rtiatter'd m 



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Corydon* 

Now yeHow harveata ware on erery 
Now bending boogha the hoary oheann 
t Now loaded trees resign their annual al 

t And on the ground the mellow fruitage 

Jocund, the face of Nature amflea, and 
But if Ae fair AlexiB were away, 
Inclement drought the hardening aofl v 
And Btreama no longer munnur o'er the 



A languid hoe the thirsty fielda 



t m.u ^. xf & <i . 



nna At I bMr in adads tb' ilMrnite 
Young Corydon mcqnlnd onflfiiird & 
And Bin w* pfty ■ dBfermce to Ui ii& 



PASTOBAL Vm.* 




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While wretched I, eU hofelflw and i 
With my iMt Ireath my lat»l woee i 
And call the gpds by whom faUe Nil 
Thoagh they, regardlew id a lorei'fl 
Heard her repeated Towif and heard 
Begin, my pipe, the tweet MmaUai 

Bleet Ifooaliial that hean the pa 
Still langnlthing iti tonefol grovea t 
That hean th' Arcadian god's celeati 
Who taught the idly-matUng reeda t 
That hean the linging pineal iba 

awain 
Of lore's soft chains meMionsly coi 
Begin, my pipe* the sweet WgwaWas 

Mopsos the wiUing Nisa now tnjia. 
What may net loven hope from sad 
Now marea and gxiflkns shall their li 
And the succeeding age shall see the 
In friendship's tie; now mntnal lore 
The dog and doe to share the friendl 



.. m^A 



OP viitoiL. Ua 

WfailsTmi my flDok iDd rural pipa iititimir-itl usi)) 
A.ad DBri wHll bilUr icgni a falliifiil ii mti. batuwt' 

When &rsl I iH«r yan br ymr 'wi^Bl'9 aUn 1 ^ < <^ 

Huwdid Igazgr— bowpeiisb!— ahhowTain 
Tbe foail bewStclihii^hapeithntiHrlh'diiiy t^t 

OrLybialbnrnioesindsthPDrijwbiernMl '■■■'""* 

Rijckj adoDuDtlne Dorsfid thu rarely band; '' ' 

Thia fell in*-nder nf ttic prndeful plain. '■■''" 
Begin, myjnpe, tbe "wrjel MiEnslioD (tCr*i. '' 

IfOvelOtl^E themotbeT's* nmrdering band to kill, 
Her cbildren'ii btcmd Iutf bade the mother i^l. 

Pmm fierce -anfeelhi^ rmclt^ proceed T 
Bull) fflriltier bmul bmuni with ibeir bane'. 
Bolb nrged the deed, whilu Nature nbnutfc In tbIp. 



mm barren Ambalel radiant amber doWj"" "" 'f 
oiTnggcd oikl with golden fnritege glorf^*" "*'•' 
et ahiiek!ng owla vilh rwans meladiaiM-Wt^ <"'^ 
etTitvTTiii thaThrJCisnnoinbersIrv. "isw'iil 



Begin, my (ripe, the "weM HwoflliBn Btmhi. 

Let land namore tbe sivelliiigmTei diride;' 
Earth, tk IhDi] wheliii'd beneath the botindlege Ii 



Ken. » te Virgil', mi 




\\ iUk ▼ezraia and Cat incanM feed ti 
With tlus aoft wreath the sacred alt 
Tb move my cmA Daphnia to be kL 
And with my phrenay to raflamn hii 
Charms are but wanting to oompleti 
Bring Daphnis home, bring Daj^mi 
O bring my long-lost hrre, my powe: 

By powerful ohanns what prodigi 
Charms draw pale Cynthia fnnn he: 
Charms bust the bloated sBake» bm 
By mighty magic charms were chan 
Bring Daphnis home» bring D^phnii 
O bring my long-loet lore, my powe 

Three woollen wreaths, and each 
Three times aboot thy image I appl^ 
Then thrice I bear it roond the sacc 
Uneren nombers please the powers 
Bring Da^mis houM, bring Oaphni 
O bring my long-lost lore, my powe 

Haste, let three colours with Hatu 
And say, ' Thy fetters. Vflnmi. thna 



OF VIRGIL. 

Mm when, to find her Inre, an heifer roaniA 
Through trackless grores, and solitary glooms ; 
Sick witii desire, abandoned to her woes. 
By some lone stream her languid limlM she thi 
There in deep anguish wastes Hbe tedious nigh 
Nor thoughts of home her late return invite ; 
Thus may he love, and thus iBdulge his pain, 
While I enhaace his torments whh disdain. 
Bring Daphnis home, bring Dapfanto to my or 
O bring my loug^loat love, my powerftal rhann 
These robes beneafli the threshold here I lee 
Thete pledges of his love, O Barth, receive. 
Ye dear memorials of our matual ftre, 
Of yon my fkilhless Daphnis I reqioire. 
Bring Daphnis home, bring Daphnis to my ai 
O bring my long-lost love, my powerful chMtm 
These deadly pmsons, and ttiese magio wee^ 
Sdeeted from the store which Pontiu breeds. 
Sage Moeris gave me ; oft I saw him prove 
Their sovereign power ; by these along the gr 
A prowling wolf ^e dread mai^cian roams ; 
Now gKding ghosts from the profoundest torn 
Inspired he calls ; the roetCed com he wings. 
And to strange fields the flying harvest bringi 
Bring Di^hnis home, bring Dsiphnls to my a 
O bring my long-lost love, my powerftil chart 
These ashes from the altar take with speed 
And treading backwards cast them o'er your 
Into the running stream, nor turn your eye. 
Yet tills last spell, tiiou^ hopeless, let me ti 
But nought can move the unrelenting swain; 
And spells, and magic verso, and gods are va 
Bring Daphnis home, bring Daphnis to my i 
Oh bring my long-lost love, my powerful cht 

Lo, while I linger, with spontaneous fire 
The ashes ndden, and the flames aspfaret 
Bfay this new prodigy anspidons prove! 
What fearful hopes my beating bosom morve 
Hark ! does not Hylax barkt — ye v^won « 
Can it be real, or do lovers dieual— 
He cornea, my Daphnis oamesl forVMBS tk 
My love, my Daphnis flies to \Aeaa m^s '^^ 



When anda aU^ 4rtT«ite4taanr 1 

Hence, heortf, ye clowQB, th''uaraer ih 



Wtaicb lo 






■TwB» 8Bld, MenalcM win, i,ij hintfiU 
Had Mved the gMOB 4. of 111] tho neichbo 
From where the hill, thai tmuioatf ! th 
111 auy rijiog, fl„i i^o, lo a„^|j. 
Pur la iho hlaelod botch dial matoj the 



Such was tb« ii4e« crf^a* i l<M-ff>>4c^ •^bAnu. 



AnU no mm tliu.tkik<JhH«JM tan. 



Id aHMJimrfd ■■ 1 KJM JiMli l iX" 



Nafar hid 0^ Hinia »i*>al(4MiI boor, 



W^t hnrril bieut siicli uniuaM (Uoujbu touU,,, , 

What bmrbaroiu liond rould mokfi lUftpi^cDa blco^l f^,. 
Could flveiy tendf r hfuse ia bin* defltroy, 
Jbld from rbf) Bhupbtrrdi TLLTMb alt t1»eirjDyJ ,, 

Ptor who but be the Toveljr nympha rtmld siiig. 



B^^W),;9W M«VM 'VMt.^a.mMMI *<KI>-' 




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J .««. aw*w tmj muuiu Beic 

So may thy oovs with ■fynttiiiy dn 
Ercn I Mittk poett hsTe obnin'd a i 
The MaseiMpins me with poetic 1 
Th' applandmg thefbex^ to my mi 
B«i I sBcpect my «km, tlungk the] 
I dare not hope to please a Cinna'i 
Or MBg vhat Tarns mi^t TOnchsa] 
Hanh are the s w e e t es t lays tiiat I 
So trifmi a goooe where swans n 



This I am ponderinf , if I can reh 
The lofty nombets of that laboor'd 
' Come, Galatea, leare the rolling a 
Can rugged rocks and heaTing snrgi 
Come, taste the pleasiires of our syV 
Oar balmy-breathing gales and Irag: 
See, how oar fdains rcjoioe on erer^ 
How crystal streams throngh bloom 
O'er diie cool grot the whitening po] 



4^ J -1 :- 



OF VIRGIL, 

On the glad hills the reddening dusters glow, 
And smiling plenty decks the pltins below, 
Now graif fliy pears; die star of Csesar reigns. 
To thy remotest race the fincdt remains.* 
The rest I hare forgot, for length of years 
Deadens the sense, and memory impairs. 
All things in time submit to sad deary; 
Oft iMnre we song wh<^e summer sons away. 
These Tanish'd joys most Mieris now deplorp, 
His Toioe deHg^ts, his numbers Aarm no more 
Him liaTe the wdhres behdd, bewitch'd his song 
Bewitdi'd to sOence his melodious tongue. 
But 3rour desire Menalcas can fhlffl. 
All these, and morej he sings with matcfalefls sk 

XyoMM. 

These fSaint excuses which my Moeris frames 
But heighten my desire.—- And now the stroamf 
In slumber-sooddng munnnrs softly flow ; 
And now the sighing breexe hath ceased to blo\ 
Half of our way is past, for I descry 
Bianor's tomb just rising to the eye.t 
Here in tids leafy arbour ease your toil. 
Lay down your kids, and let us sing the while : 
Wesoon dull reach ^e town; or, lest a storm 
Of sudden rain the erening-sky deform. 
Be yours to dieer the journey wi& a song. 
Eased of your load, wUch I diall bear along. 

No more, my friend ; your kind entreaties sp 
And let our journey be our present care ; 
Let (ate restore our absent friend again. 
Then gladly 1 resume the tuneful strain. 



• In Italia craditur loponun vtaw eaas noxkM ; Tocenn 
niai qiiem priores coatemplentur adloMrs ad pnuaent.- 

jv. ir. viiu aa. 
t Bianor i« taid to have fooaaed M aata ar— Scrviitf. 



rWhat Miue msynpatliy will notbMl 
•Som« tender stnuna to eoodie my Gall 
So may thy watcn pare of feriay eCiin 
Travene the wwree of the Sidlim wai 
Sing, noumfiil Muse, of GaUne* ladkl 
While the foate Imowm ahaf the eUi 
Nor nlent ie the waete while we cemp 
The woode return tke long xtaoaaiUag 
Whither, ye fonntain-nymphe, were 
To what lone woodhuobd, or what derioi 
When Gallna' boeom laaciiidi'd with i 
Of hopeleee love, and nnailay'd denra 1 
; t For neither by th' Aonian ^ring yoa i 

i* 1. *i ' ^'^ roam'd Paniassaa' heif^ts, nor F 

'ii \ shade. 

[i^i ' ThepineaofMamalue were heard ton 

And sounds of woe along the groree wt 
And sympathetie tean the laurel ehed; 
And humbler shrubs declined tibeir drc 

(r '$ FV All wept his fate, when to despair ren 



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WUIadH, Ay. ._, 

Tbj prolTeT'd l*n, ad for 




^uu be« luniiiou with the WmT flowBT, 
Tb*B (San Witt faUtgii, diu A* gnur fliiB 
With iQw rill* ml lor 







(TiBaiilwint.lnninh hi ■!!■•, wlutlamicrflo 
TboB ttiB duk Tioln nn tbt polntail giesn ' 
TlMHbtbalMnnrlAdiniUa&allib^ ti-»v 
And tank witt matiul ngtoiw ^ wi «xiBk'- 
PbrOItlaa amn'i Bty bM&^na> ^:>AHiA> 



i«Yiaa»K««f- 



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rar from thy home, nariikwi md Cdb 
Far from thy lave, thy fnlhlal lovcj 
On the Ued^ Alps with (^UUm Um 
Or wander waste along tha tamtm fl 
Ye icy patlMy O apaee her tender for 




' Henoeletme 
AndMOtht 
I go, in we lene w ildni n eM to enU 
Eoboean lays to my Sicilian flute. 
Better with bea«ta of prey to make j 
In the 4eqp cavern, or the daiheoni 
And carre an tiees die atory ef my ' 
Uliich with the growing bailL ^hall 
Meanwhile, wi& woodl and n ymp ha. 
The winding grorea of Mmalna aloi 
I roam at large ; or diaae the laami 
Or with sagadoaa honnda the wUda 
Caieleat of cold. And now iithinir 
O'er rocka and cUA, and hear tiie a 
And now with beating hpMr» i ■■ — ' 




tedMMaHMI. 

Tk* >HM of fOHt ftiodAdr (WV Mffl I 
Bo ky ■ tamk a* TordauM lUan iln. 
triMn fi«riiil» i i n ili i nfn OwTtiMl Mu. 
'-' '•Bgamt;nm,th»itial»t)aaj* 
iBMdniifmulknBttB riB(K^i 
»>Ma«i M«fT«ni«n lu—i. 
ha fprii^Bi om, nidUMttlM in 



HOURS OF IDLENESS. 



BT 



LORD BYRON. 



M^* dfp JM fidK* dfvcc Ai^ Ti veikci. 

HOMBR, Iliad, X. 849- 

He whisdtd u h« wwt for want of thooi^t. 

Drtdbn. 



TO TBE RIGHT H0N0T7&ABLE 

lll£D£RICK» 
EARL OF CARLISLE, 

KNIOBT er TBS 6ABTKB, te« fte. 
TBI 

SEOOKD ^ITIOK 

OF 

THB8B POEMS IS IK8€ftIBm>, 

' IT 

Un OBLIGED WARD, 
AND 
AFFECTIONATE KINSMAN, 

THE AUTHOiU 



ON LEAVING KBWSTBAD ABBEY. 



Wl^dottthovMldtbeliaU! Son of the winged days! Thou 
lookaic flroa Ihy tower tt^dsj; yet s fisw yean and the blast 
of tiM deMrt comea; it bowl* in tlqr empty eoeitr-OMMw. 



Through thybatdementf^NewitMid^tbe hollow 

winds whistle ; 

Tbaa, the hall of my Fathett^ art gone to decay , 

In thy once snHling gaiden, the hemlock and thistle 

Have Ghohed up the rose which late bloomM in 

the WKy* 

Of the mail covered Barons, who, proudly, to battle 
Led their vassals from E«rope to Palestine's 
plain, 
Th' eecotcheen, and shield, which with every blast 
rattle, . 
Are the only sad vestiges now- that remain. 

No more doth old Robert, with haip-stringing num- 
bers. 
Raise a flame in the breast for .the war-laurell'd 
wreath; 
Near Aakalon's towers John of Horistan* slumbers. 
Unnerved is the hand of his minstrel by death. 

Paul and Hubert, too, sleep in the valley of Cressey ; 

For the safety of Edward and England they fell; 
My Fathers, the tears of your country redress ye ; 

How you fought, how you died, still her aniLai& 
can tell. 

• HorifCan Cattle. In Dertyy^hix«, «& «sn^ki^^> ^"^"^ ^"^ 
Bjrton familf. 




¥k dimnt ha go**, wm »* • 
Tli« f»nie of hi* f«*l>™» '* • 



TbufMoe, — .- 

He vowi il»t lie IB " ™"' 
Like joo *ai he U™, 0* lae J 



H0DR8 OF IDLENESS. 2ff 

Could jroatli and rinoe claiin s ibon deiaj. 
Or beauty diann the apectn from his prey ; 
lliou Uill ludst lived to blcta my athing sight. 
Ity comiade's baQour, and thy friend'* delight. 
If yot thy gentle spirit hover olgh 
Tlffi spot, whore DOW thy mouldering Kihcs lie. 
Hero vilt th« read, recorded od my heart, 
A grief too dcop In troat the sculptor'* ut. 
No morhle mafks Jhy couch of lowly sleep. 
But living itatuea tliere vo bceu to weep ; 

AfSidian's self deplorn thy youlLfiil dooid. 
Wbatthoi^b thy sire Umeolsiiis failing line, 
A father's som-KS cannot ajual mine I 
Though none like thee his dying hoar will cheer. 
Yet other ofispting Bootbv his anguish here : 

Thine image what new friendsliip ran eSnix. 1 
Ah none! a fuheA tears wilt cease to Sow, 
^me will assuage an isfnut brother's wue ; 
To all, save one, is ctmsalalion known. 
While solitary friandship sighs alone. 



WUEN, u> tbeirairy hall, my Fathers' voiff 
Shall call my apint. jojfol in their choice; 
When, poised npon the- gale, my form shall ride, 

Oh EEtay my shade behold no Kulptored urns 
To mark the spot where earth lo earih retums ! 
No Icngtlie&'d scroll, no praisc-encumbcr'd ^wnc 
My cpiEsph shall be my name alone : 
If //at wilh honour fiil lo ciuwcnrj ^ii^, 
Ob m»j DO other fume mj AoAa n^B^^ 
natfOaly ihal, shall (ii^c ooV *<)&« v^^<^ 



Oat tympMhi™ nxnt 
When TiaLh in B glance lb 
The liia m*; bepiile 
With a dimple or Tnil. 
But the l«t of effsction'i i 
Too oft ill. anile 
But tlie hypocrite'i iri 

To muk detcMUlDi], or fe* 
Give me Che (ofC tigh. 
Whilst the lanl-Hl^iig 

In dimot'd for & tlue with i 
Hild Chuit/a glow. 
To III mortoli below, 

Shewi the nul &om bvbftr 

Where tliii vinue ii fell 
Aod iti dew ia diffiued in ■: 



HOURS OF IDLENESS. 289 

If Irith h^h-bounding pride 

He xetum to his bride. 
Renouncing the gore^crimsoned spear : 

All his toils are repaid 

When, embracing the maid. 
From her eye-lid he kisses the Te«r. 

Sweet scene of my youth. 

Seat of Friendship and Troths 
Where love chased eadi fast-fleeting year ; 

Iioth to leave thee, I monrh'd. 

For a last look I tumM, 
But thy spire was scarce seen thrpugh a Tear. 

Though my vows I can pour 

To my Mary no more. 
My Maiy to Love once so deav; 

In the shade of her bower 
^ I remember the hour 
She rewarded those vows with a Tear. 

By another possett, 

May she live ever blest,. 
Her name still my heart must revere ; 

With a sigh I. resign 

What J once thought was mine. 
And forgive her deceit with a Tear. 

Te friends of my heart. 

Ere from you I depart. 
This hope to my breast is most near ; 

If again we shall meet 

In this rural retreat. 
May we meet, as we part, m\Xi ^'^^w. 

When my soul vnn:gaV«t ^^v 
To the regions of m^\> 

O 2 



WUdi tint eliildrea of vuu 
Nd Action of fune 
Shall bluon mj tunia, 

All I uk— dl I «uli-^ » 



AN OCCASIONAL PB 

IMiBertd preBiatu lo tSe p»ifi 

Whtalof Perimf M aPri 
Since tlie nfinemuU of lliii pd 
H** mpt unmonl luUtrf fran 
Siiux lute hM now eipniiged li 
WUch lump'd diigna on all ■ 
Since aowlopleue vith pntni 
Nor dm to call tbe bluib from 



gOtntS OF IDXEMESS. 

this our fint Bttenipt to lou, 



For Haae, each Ucio nil hii powei displays, 
Endi timid Hcioiuo ibnnk* before your gue. 
Sniely the last will some pntiBttion Bad, 
NoneU) th« softer sex can prove unkind; 
Whilst Ynuth and Beauty form the female shield, 
The slemail ColiBor to Iho fair miut yield. 
Yet, ihould our feeble effnUs nought ayail, 
ahouM, after all, our best endeavuiirB foil-, 



ON THE DEATH OF HR. FOX. 



OB faetioDi viper I wtiote enveinimed tooth 

Would mangle itiH the dead, perveitiiig troth ; 

Vhat, thongh otir ' natian'B foes' lusKnt. i]i». lv.« . 

With geaeToai feeling, at die pi^»iA ^««-"i 
Shall dmslaxi tangoei euay tD^\«^'&^i^'''™^ 
Of him whose mead exi«a in «aSws^^*^*'*''' 



Hi nmk, on Adu bsndiiig 'dmiI 
Of OHM o'csirbelmiiig oni cooflii 
WlieD, 1o i a HeimlM in Fox ap^ 
Who for « (dme the rnio'd fibric 
He, IDO, if ftl\'a, who Briuin'i I 
With him our fH^reriviog hopat 
Hot one gnu people only nu«e h 
All Enn^e'f &r«[teiu]ed legioat 
"nieee feelingt wide let eeiiM tik 
To ^ve the pehn where Juitiee p 
Yet let not canker'd Cdornnj ■■■ 



Foil o'eiwhoieei 
Whoee dur remaiiu is boQOar'd : 
For whom, at lui, e'en hoitile bi 
While friend* end foee elike hilt 
Fox tbidl in Britun's fntuie um 
Nor e'on to PiTT the patriot'! pa] 



HOURS OF IDLENESS. 

Who blames it but the envious fool. 
The old and disappointed maid? 

Or pupU of the prudish school. 
In sinj^ sorrow doomM to fadef 

Then read, dear Girl ! with fieeling read. 
For thoa wilt ne'er be one of those ; 

To thee in vain I shall not plead 
In pity for the Poet's woes. 

He was in sooth a genuine bard ; 

His was no &int, fictitious flame ; 
Like hi^ may love be thy reward. 

But not thy hapleps fate the same. 

TO M . 

Oh ! did those eyes, instead of fire. 
With bright but mild affection shine : 

Though they m^ht kindle less desire, 
Love^ more than mortal, would be thine. 

For thou art form'd so heavenly fair, 
Howe'er those orbs may wildly beam. 

We must admire, but still despair ; 
That fatal glance forbids esteem. 

When nature stamp'd thy beauteous birth. 
So much perfection in thee shone. 

She feared that, too divine for earth. 
The skies might claim thee for their own. 

Therefore, to guard her dearest work. 
Lest angels might dispute the prise. 

She bade a secret lightening lurk 
Within those once celestial eyes. 

These might the boldest sylph appal. 

When gleaming withTnendA.VEk\^Mi>^\ 
Thy beauty must enxaptoxe «^, 
But who cau dare thiae vc4<Qi0kX ^kx^*^ 



TO WOMAN- 
Tt..i kU mnW 1^" "^ ■ „- 



TO M. 8. O. 

m that you lovs mo, yoall lurdy 









jilivi 



I rise, and it leavci nw 
Then, MuTpheoa '. envelope m; facoltiei fut. 

Shed o'er tne jout languor benign { 
Should the dream of U'lughi bat reaemblti the li 

WliBtnipIaic cEleatioliB mine! 
The; lell u, that Btumliei, the liiter of d»tli, 

HcnUlit/g emblem U given; 
To (ate huv I long to taiga m; frail brcBIh, 

If this be D foKisstc of Hoavea. 
Ah ^ frowti not, aweel Lndji onbeud your soft bri: 



HI 



happy m 



le for It now, 
B£e upon bliu. 
)t ItaAj, perhaps jou i 



Oh I think not my penance deficient ; 
When dreams of youipccsence my almnben begni 
To awake will be tonurc suScietit. 

SONG, 

WhSn I raved m joang Highludar o**! the darl 

And dimb'd thy deep nimiiut) oft 1 Moneu of 

I'd gwe OD the tonent that thimdei'd beDeMh, 
a- the milt of dietempe«l'CbtX%i&«f&>i^ 

t nim vlll Tu, -L.— >h.»i IB a«B^W 



HOURS OF IDLENESS. 30 

! splendouT baa raised, bot ombitlsl'il my lol, 



j'erahiidow Colhlwn ;' 
' a love-jpcBiing eye, 
, eudcoi'd the nide 



;br-vaving locks 1 behold, 
:e my Ma^a in hue, 
vHng (iogleU of ^Id, 
•BCiEd to beduij and you. 



Tlrnn amat Soving Bm, to thj oaten (tdkn I 
No home in Ihe tonat aball ahelcer my head. 
Ah ! Huy, whu home Gcnld b« mine but with 



1 ne love wnicn yoa teit, was tbe love c 
Nor leM the affection I cherish'd for 

Bat friendship can vary her gentle dom 
The attachment of years in a moment 

Like love, too, she moves on a swift wa' 
Bat glows not, like love, with onqoexi 

Fall oft have we wander'd throagh Ida 
And blest were the scenes of our yoal 

In the spring of our life, how serene ist 
But winter's rade tempests are gathei 

No moore with affection shall memory, b 

The wonted delights of our childhood 

I ' When pride steels the bosom, the hear 

And what would be justice appears a 

However, dear 8 , for I still must c 
The few whom I love I can never up 
The chance which has lost, may in futoi 
you, 
I Repentance will cancel the vow you 



HOmiS OF IDLBMBaS. 
You knaw but tnny mtlk ibe vun ntnwpei 

The bond of aSeetian do longer tndiim ; 
Tm late jmi muj droop i/tx the fond nccjlec 

Aai ii^ t<it die &iaid who wu fonnwly y 
Ket-llie pteMU, nepul — I will hope not for e 



TO MART. 
•OKrMaloMig A«r Pidan. 
Tku flint raembluue of ihj chunu, 

Xboqgh ilTong u mortal art could ^vs^ 
Hy omuumt bean of feu diunna, 

Revivea m; hap«, and bidi me live. 
Han lean trace the locks of gold 

Which round thj inoity forehead ware ; 
The dieeki vhich apruiig from BeMUy'i moo. 

The lipi which made me Beaniy'a alave. 
Heie I can trace — ab, no '. ihat e^ 

WlioM amie float* in liquid fire, 
Hnat all the paiuter'a ait defy. 

And bid him from the laik retire. 
Here I behold its beauteous hue. 

But where'* the beam *o aweetlj *tnjiiig. 
Which gave a lustre to its bine. 

Like Luna o'er the ocean pUyiog t 

Lifelee*. uufeeliog a* ihou an, 
Than all the living form* could be. 
Save het who placed thee next my heart. 



Hf hope. In gloomj mmnnit*, nu 

Ib lifa'i U« coBtict 'twill mppttx. 

And meet mj iooA expiring gue< 

DABLSTAS. 
In Iftv an infant,* and in jeui a be 
Id mind a ilavc to ever} vidom joy; 
Piom evBiy mdm of ■hame and Tiit 
In lia an adept, in deceit a fiend ; 
Vened in hypoeriij, while jcl a chi 
FicUe afl urind, of inclinatioiu wild] 
Woman hit dupe, hie heedleu frian 
Old in the world, tliangh Karcely bi 
school ; 

And tound the goal, when othen jni 



aoinu or idlxhbsb. 



LmtA k Mmgar to Ay Iraut ( 

OrmooBi in nmedjr.ilaU HH* ; 
f>r bN^ A* ba(iid «;tlid don, 

ThniMma % faBB in. 




Siilta of all t)um blnwaaUif iqr. 
Still in tnnnt boun tUj iW- 
^^ %■— bat ban ^ Bodatt HoM 
Harimpoln cIiMUwnM wad* rafto 
Shs UmIwSi cnAiH, bowta, — in ilunt •! 
DnadilntOen 



11 1 aball ihenfon u; (wlula'er 

la, iLal inch lipa, of \imAm eadeaiing. 
Wan f aim'd for battra tbingi than raacnn; 
Of •cwthiiig Gom^imaiiti dirgaMd, 

Soeli if mf mlcaa aoag to ibaa, 
Pna »U tha Row of AmUi; frea ; 
Comaal lika mina ii u ■ luMbarV, 
My haait £■ gfren to loiiia otIiBn \ 
That ia to taj, nmkilL'd to cmia, 
It ibana itaeU aisaos «. ^coisa. 
Marion adieu I olit p^fAxiBdii^W- 



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Howe'er the flowing locks attract us, 
Howe'er those beauties may distract 
Still fickle we are prone to rove. 
These cannot fix our souls ta love ; 
It is not too severe a stricture 
To say they form a pretty picture; 
But wouldst thou see the secret chai 
Which binds us in your humble trail 
To hail you queens of all creation. 
Know, in a word, 'tis ANIMATION. 

OSCAR OF ALVA.» 

ATale, 

How sweetly shines, through azure skii 
The lamp of Heaven on Lora's short 

Where Alva's hoary turrets rise. 
And hear the din of arms no more. 



SOURS OF IDLENESS. 
While mmir Uk a;*, whicti ne'er again 

Could mark Ihe liiiiiK aib of Amj, 
Tani'd feeblj from tbc goij plain. 

Beheld is death hei ^ding nj* 
Onee lo thoia ejet, the lamp of Love, 

They bleit het deai pTDpitioiu l^ii ; 
But new the glimxaer'd from ibore, 

A aad, fanereal terch of night. 
Faded i> Alva'a noble laoe. 

And gray her tonen are leeo afar; 
Ho more her heroe* nige the chaw. 

Or rail the orimioa tide of irai. 
Bat vbo mu laat ot AlTa'a dan? 

Whj giowa the mou on jUra'f itona^ 
Her towen resonod no atepi of man, 

Thejr echo to the gale alooe. 
And when that gale la fierce asd fal|^, 

A unind ii heard in yonder hall ) 
It tiiei hoarselir thtongh the iky. 

And vibiatea o'er the moslderii^ wall. 



No moie hi> plniDea of Mhle wave- 
Fair ahone the son on Oicar'a birth. 

When Angoa bail'd hie eldeat bom ; 
The Tauals ronnd their ehietlain'B heart)). 

Crowd to applaud the happy mom. 
They feait upon the mountain deer. 

The pibroch iiiaed its ^iei<ac%'cs«K\ 
To gladden man ■^vt \a^»I>& €!<»"> 

The Btnup* in hui^abX tuiii&Kt* *»«- 



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His nauu uaj «. 

Nor soon the jocand feast was 

Taught by their sire to bend the 
On Alva's dusky hills of irind 

The boys in childhood chased, tt 
And left their hounds in speec 

But ere their years of youth are ' 
They mingle in the ranks of w 

They rightly wheel the bright ch 
And send the whistling arrow 

Dark was the flow of Oscar's hai 
Wildly it streamM along the f 

But Allan's locks were bright ai 
And pensive seem'd his cheel 

But Oscar own'd a hero's soul. 
His dark eye shone through I; 
-« ^'»A AArlv leam'd control^ 



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SOintS OF 1DLBXES8, 

ID higb Soolhannon'a disUDt lowei 






And Angus on his 0«mr 
It soolied the fsthor's fcinlal pride. 

Thus lo oblun Gleaalvon's child, 
Hark to Iho ptl>[och'9 plouing note 

Hirli. to the ■neillng unptid nag 
Injuyoua itrainj the voiccjfioat. 

And still cLe choral peal prolong, 
id-red pluau 



In Alva 



E«ch youth hi« yari 
Attending on their chieftun'a call. 

Tho pibroch plays the vong of peace ; 
To Oicar's nuptiala throng the band. 

Nor jei the sounds of plaasnji) ceaM. 
Bat where is Oscuf sure 'tit late : 

li ihis a biidegiDaDi's ardent flame T 
While thronging guests, and ladies wail, 

Nor Oscar nor his brother came. 
At length young Allan joiu'd the bride, 

■ Why comes not Oscar ;' Angus said ; 
' la he not bore V the youth replied, 

' With mE ho roved not o'er the glade. 
' Bfcrchanaa, fargetfal vt the day. 

Til his u chug tka tiov&v&iw\ 
O oeeui's wwras pnilBn%Uk ttaq % 
Tat OKai'*W^k>ddMtt<dM«; 



Allan, with thete througb Aiva s 
Till Oscar, till my son is found. 
Haste, haste, nor dare attempt re 

All is confusion — through the vale 
The name of Oscar hoarsely ring 

It rises on the murm'ring gale. 
Till night expands her dusky win 

It breaks the stillness of the night, 
fv But echoes through her shades ir 

It sounds through morning's misty 
But Oscar comet not o'er the pla 

I 

Three days, three sleepless nights, i 
For Oscar searched each monntai 

Then hope is lost, in boundless gric 
His locks in grey-torn ringlets wi 

' Oscar ! my Son I — thou Grod of H< 



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' mat. If ba Ibvftr ate M a 



Foe wSa loma hiat hope niTivid 
That OioT niglit tmce woan mpfimi 

Hii hope now ifampM, and bow i*rln 
Till Tlina had UM a todiow ynv. 

Daja mll'd along, die ortf of H^ 



Per yoaOfal Allan Kin nnita'd. 

And wnr hii fadiBi'l calj joy : 
And Hoia'i bant *af qofcklj fainM, 

For Beanty cnwn'd tba fiur-hair'd boj. 
aha dwDght that OKar low ma laid. 

And AUan'i tice waa vondrmn f^ ; 
If Oiear liTsd, xnne ather maid 

Had claim'd bii failldeM boaoni'i caia. 
And Aogna uid, it one year man. 

In finitleai hops vai paia'd awaj ; 
Hii fondeat unplet Bbould be o'er. 

And he wonld name tb«r niqidal daj. 
Slow mll'd the mooni, bat UeU at IM 
Arrived the deaAj Ap^tiu£inocb\ 
Tiie year of anidtHU tnn&\\ii%\ia»>>i 
What titiiln the loTcrf (Jtw^k «»<«» 



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The sounds of mirth re-echo loud. 
f. And all their former joy recaL 

But who is he, vhoM daiken'd br 
Glooms in the midst of general 
f : Before his eyes' far fienier glow 

The blue flames curdle o'er the 



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. , Dark is the robe which wraps his 

'J • / And tall his plume of goiy red 

His voice is like the rising storm. 
But light and trackless is his ti 

Tis noon of night, the pledge go< 
The bridegroom's health is dei 

With shouts the vaulted roofs rei 
And all combine to hail the d' 

Sudden the strai^^er-chief arose, 
And all the clamorous crowd 






II 



HOURS OF IDLENESS. I 

* Alas!' the hapless Sire lepUed, 

The big tear starting as he q>o1cey 

* When Oscar left my hall, or died. 

This aged heart was. almost broke. 

'Thrice has the eardi revolved her oooxse 
Since Oscar's form has bless'd my sight; 

And Allan is my last resource. 

Since martial Oscar's death, or flight.' 

' T\a well/ replied the stranger, stem. 
And fiercely flash'd his rolling eye ; 

'Thy Oscar's fate I fain would leam; 
Perhaps the hero did not die. 

* Perchance, if those whom most he loved 

Woold c«Jl, thy Oscar might retom \ 
Perchance the chief has only roved ; 
For him thy Beltane,* yet may burn. 

* Fill high the bowl the table round. 

We will not claim the pledge by stealth \ 
With wine let every cup be orown'd ; 
Pledge me departed Oscar's health.' 

' With all my soul,' old Angus said. 
And fill'd his goblet to the brim \ 

* Here 's to my boy, alive or dead, 

I ne'er shall find a son like ham.' 

* Bravely, old man, this health has i^d. 

But why does Allan trembling stand? 

Come, drink remembrance of the dead. 

And raise thy cup with firmer hand.' 

The crimson glow of Allan's face 
Was turned at once to ghastly hue \ 

The drops of death, each other chase 
Adown in agonizing dew. 

* Beltvie Tree, a Highland fe&UN%\ ou Wx'^ \«X <^V '^'' 
Orea lighted for the occasion. 



It thus affection's strengtli prevails. 
What m^ht we not expect £rom f 

Roused by the sneer, he raised the 1 
' 'Would Oscar now coidd share o 

Internal fear appall'd his soul. 
He said, and dash'd the cup to ea 

' Tis he ! I hear my murderer's voii 

Loud shrieks a darkly gleaming f 

■ f[ * A murderer's voice !' the roof repl 

And deeply swells the bursting st 

The tapers wink, the chieftains shrl 
The stranger 's goney— amidst th< 

A form was teen in Tartan green. 
And tall the shade terrific grew. 

His waist was bound with a broad b 
His plume of sable stream'd on hi 



« HOUBS OF IDLBNEB8. 3! 

Cold mu tlie ftut, tlie revel ceusd ; 

Who liei nptra the stony Boor t 
ObliviDn prenM old Ai^pu* Imutp 

At IsDgtli liu lUe-pulae Ehniba once men. 
■ Away, amy, let the leech eauy. 

To poar the light on Allu'a eyei ;' 
Hit ulid is d«]e> — hii race u ran, 

OhI neTBT moie >b*U Allan liM ! 
But Oicu'i biewt IB cold u day, 

Hii locks are lifted by the gale ; 
And Allan's baibed un<r lay 

With him in dark Olentauar'i Tale. 
And whence the dreadful lOanger canM, 

Oi vho, no mortal wight cai) tell ; 
Bnt no ooa doubU the foim of fllme. 

For Alva'i sons knew Oscar weU. 
Amiution nerved young Allan's hand, 

Eaul^ng demons win^d his dart, 
Wlule envy waved her boming brand. 

And pouT'd het venom round his heart. 
Swift is the shaft fnm Allan's bow. 

Whose suearaing life-blood stains hii ^de. 
Dark Oscar's sable crest is low. 

The dart has diunk his vital lids. 
And Uora's e^e could Allan move, 

She l>ade his wounded pride rebel : 
AIm I that eyes, wliich betun'd « ith love. 

Should urge the soul to deeds of HeU. 
La > seest thou not a lovely tomb 

Which riua o'er a warrior dead ? 
It glimmetB througti l!he vn'fiii^x. ^iKim\ 

Oh 1 that ia AUan'a Il^It)jl^^x&. 



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What minstrei ^.^^ , 

Shall AlUn'f dec^ on har|r>.w. 
The song is glory's chief zewaxd^ 

But who can strike a marderer*! pi 
Unstnmgy nntouch'd, the harp most i 

No minstrel dare the theme awake 
Guilt would benumb his palsied hanc 

His haiT in shuddering chords woi 
No lyre of fame^ no hallowed verse^ 

Shall sound his glories h^h in air 
A dying father's bitter corse, 

A brother's death-groan echoes tl 

TO THB DUKE OF I 

In looking orer mj paperi, to select a few 
for tut tecoad edlttoo, I found the followfaiff 
totally forfotten» composed in the ramiBer of 
previooa to my departure from H » T 

to a yooDf ichool-fellow of h\gh rank, who b 
-"•An in loue rambles throagh the ntl 



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HOURS OP IDLENESS. 
.whMc leads few ihortyfiin 
of liches sod the prido of powt 


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Yet D — r— 1, let not Uiii awiuce thy laol 
To ■hull fair Kiouee, or nvule cnUrol ; 
Though paMiYO tutors,* fearfnl lo diipniiii' 
The dtled child, whole future tweath may caiic, 
Vie* dutal ettora with indulEcnt eyei. 
And wink -ut faults they tremble to cboilup. 

When yoathfu) piruileB, who bend the knee 
To wealth, their golden idol, nol lo Ihee ; 
— And, evm in limple boyhood's opcnbg davm. 
Some slnvea Ero found to flatter nad to fawn ;- 
When lliese declare, ' that pomp alone ahould vajl 
On one by binh predestined lo be great ; 
That books wore only meant for drudging fools 
That gallant apirils sconi the common rules ;■ 
Believe them not, — dioy point ilio path to shame. 
And seek to hlait the honours of fty name. 
Turn to the few in Ida's early Clirong, 
Whose Bonis diiduo not to condoma the wrong ; 
Or if, amidrt the comrades of Ihy yoBlb, 

Ask thins own heart ; 'twill bid thee, boy, foihear. 
For ireH I know, tha.t vittne lingera there. 

Yeat 1 have mat-k'd thee toany a passing day. 

Yea I I have mark'd within that geneions mind, 
A soul, if well matured, io blesfl mankind ; 
Ah I though myself, by nature haughty, wild. 
Whom Indistreiion hail'd her favourite child-. 



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Tis not enougu, .... 
To gleam the lambent meteor ot an ia«,_. 
To .swell some pcera^ pi^ in feeble pridei 
With long-drawn names, that grace no page 
Then share with titled crowds the eonmHm 
In life just gased at, in the grave forgot ; 
While nought divides thee from the vulgar 
Except the dull cold stone that hides thy h 
The mouldcrii^ 'scutcheon, or the herald's 
That well cmblazon'd, but neglected scroll^ 
Where lonls unhononr'd, in the tomb may 
One spot, to leave a worthless name behind 
There sleep, unnoticed as the gloomy vaultr 
That veil their dust, their follies, and theii 
A race with old armorial lists o'crspread> 
In records destined never to be read. 
Fain would I view thee with prophetic ey 
Exalted more among the good and wise^ 
A glorious and a long career pursue. 
As first in rank, the first in tident too : 
Spurn every vice, each little meanness f 
-*..«ifi'a minion, but her noblest so 




Ite prida of iriua^ nl Dm toat al ■ 



HothriiW 

T* M, tUl Ultl* NBM of Joyi Ml« M 



Hop*, Alt eoald ¥17 Ika As MUM 
'Krti i^H ItitiriJiiJMt m rti mnw—w 

Bj dutKini of ill, to cloq4 Knu fntiiiv i 
FriAndjhipj whoaa ttatli lot ^uldhood ' 
All! ! tba; lova not loDg vlu lors u ' 
n> thMe kdisa [ UK lat ma lingST 0*01 
SoauM, tuuH'd, •■ exQu hail llidi VM>t 
RBCBdiBg iloirij IhiDugh Qkc duUdu 
Bahald by ajM that mmm, jat euntot 
-t, tMewell I I fill lul uk mi 




No more> as once in social hours, rejo 

Or hear, unless in crowds, thy well-ki 

• Still, if the wishes of a heart untau^i 

'' To veil those feelings which perchano 

Tf these— but let me cease the lengthei 

; r Oh ! if these wishes are not breathed i 

The guardian seraph who directs thy i 

i ■' Will leave thee gknioiis, as he fiMmd 



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IMITATIONS. 



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ADRIAN'S ABBRESd TO Hid SOUL^ 
WHEN DYING. 

Animula ! vagulay blandula, 
Hospesy comesque^ oorporis. 
Quae nunc abibU in loca f 
Pallid^da^ rigida, nudiilay 
Nee, at soles, dabis jocos. 



TRANSLATION. 

Ah ! gentle, fieetmg, wavering spfke. 
Friend and associate of this clay! 

To wkat unknown vegion borne. 
Wilt thott now wing thy distant fli^t? 
No more with wonted homoor gay. 

But pallid, cheerless, and forlorn. 



^ROM CATULLUS. 

AD LESBIAM. 

Equal to Jove that youth must be— 
Greater than Jove he seems to me — 
Who, tree from Jealousy's alarms, 
Secorely views thy matchless charms ; 
That cheek, which ever-dimpling g^owt, 
Tliat month, from whence such mnsic flows. 
To him alike, are always known. 
Reserved for him, and him alone. 
Ah ! Lesbia ! though 'tis death to me, 
I cannot choose but look on thee; 



^"'^'^ *r^,?l^r droop. "9 »>-«' 
With d^^y 'S« ed«*.ri^ 

An* ^X Xe t^ Aeering Ught 
My eyes refuse ^ gtatleM m^ > 
Their otb.a^-^^.|„k.be.e.th. 

FROM CATULLUS- ^ 

ii: .X.UCTUSPBMORTEPA^«B'«- 
- = . . :. s>^ch. little bead. 



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HODSfl OV IDLBmSt. 
And tofti; flotteriag liara and Aan, 
Be urer MH^ Is dmn tb« (i^ 

Toned u har.ov Ui ^mM «ndn{ 
Now haring pu^d the ^oonf boBD^ ' 

Hb deatb, (Dd LmIw'i pbfl s»in«, 

W^n^tlHl bntd^ianb. 
Ok! cantbetkaa*d0miiAgpws( 
VboM jam Mooal viMuw «Mm, 
Fiom whom no nrthlj powwci> Motf 

For thoB hut t^tathi bM awi? : 
FocihM^ LcAU*! tft ^mltm, 
Hv twnlton A o d » whh mUfJaf |tow, 
Hoa ut,dM«nao of ill Imb woo, 

bcVtMb of liiiB'* doMJ. 

IMITATBD PBOH CiTVLUIS. 



On ! might I kiu thoM «yw of An, 

A iBiUioD acime wDold qomch donio i 
Still would IiteepmyliplillldiM,' 
And dwell u sge an every Un, 
Ncn then my lool Atundd BMed bo i 
StiM would I ^^" and ding Co Ihee : 
Nonghi (faoatd mj Un from thiuo diHm 
SdU wonldwe kiw, and kiu foreveii 
E'en [hangh the nnmben did eioed 
The jellov harvest'a coiuulew ie«4 i 
To putt would b« » v»in endaaroui. 
Could I deiirtT- ' 



To echo, from iti liting nr 
How heroea ibughl uul oa 
When Atrem* unt ■dmx 
Or TyrUn CBdnnu roved i 
But Hill, to maitial tCnai 
My lyre nwnim Co loia iloii 
Pired with tbe hops of foM 
r nttk mat Doblar tiBn>-i t 
The dying ehndi ut (tnm 
^ w»r, lo vai, my hup ii 
With glowing itringi, the < 
To Jove-, grew «„ j „„ 
Alddei «nd bii glorioni de 
Baueath vh«e aim ths Hy 
All, all invun, my waymi 
W»le,.avernol«of.iftd 



Ad:,. 
Adien 



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'Tw AS no* the how, when night hid driv 
Hat c«j hiilf round yon sablt Uetivcn ; 
Bootes, only, scem'd to coll 
Hifl arctic eliargp hronnd the polo ; 
While moitsia, loit in gentle sleep. 
Forgot to amile, or cemed Id mep ; 
At this louo hour, tha PapHsn boj, 
Detcending from the Tvalmi of joy. 
Quick to my gale direct! hii coune. 
And knock, with dU hb lillla force. 
My viiiona fled, tilujm'd I row, 
' What ilranger brauki my blest repose 1* 
' AIbb !' taplies the wily child, 
' ■ ' ■ eeily mild ; 



hapless infiuit horr 






FiaCn 

Oh •■ shield me &om the nina; h)u 
The nighily stoini is pouring fast ; 
No ptootiiiE tohber lingcn here, 
A wandering bahy who can (ear ?' 
t heard his Beemhig artless tale, 
f heard his ughs upon the gale ^ 
My brent wat never pity"* foe. 
But felt for all the baby's woa ; 
t drew tbo bar, and by the light. 
Young Love, the infant, niet my siij 
His hair across bis shoulders Bong, 



(Ah! Utile did 


I think the dart 


Would rankle 


oon within my heart) 


With care I ten 


d my »e«y guest. 


Hislildefingen 


chill mj hceMt, 


His glossy curl 


, his uiue «m%. 



with ni^lxtV^ ^i™ew,\ ttviMf ■ 



Then loBd Uie joymu iin±i 
' My bgw euiwai impel » 
Tit firmly fl«'d, thy ugh* i 
Say, ooaneoM lnwt, cmiK ' 

PBAGMENTS OF BCHOO 
Fftm tin ProiMlluMi Tina 
G>E»T Jore, Uj who* ■Itoil 
Both Oo<U und motUJ* to 
Mrf'er m* J my tool di j po*' 
Thy <lie*d belieni no ei a 
Oft »1»»11 tlie "f^d vietim f 
In iMkgirt Oc«»n'» n»o«y f^ 
My Toico ilull raiM ■* ""P' 



EPISODE OF NlSr3 AND BCHYALVS. 
A Paraphrau from Ihe Sneii, Lib.li. 
NISUS, llie guardian of the portal, ilood. 
Eager to ^Id liis armi with boBCilo blood ; 
Well ikill'd in figfatihE qui vering lance la wield. 
Or poor bii arrows throngh Ih' embotlled kid: 
From Ida torn, be left bii lylvoa care. 
And Bought a foreign hoine, n diaUDi gnve \ 
To WDlcb the movemcnls of the Daauiu bsM 
With him Eiu^alas Biiitauu the posu 
No lovelier mien adom'd the nrnlu of Troj, 
And beardleu bloom yei graced the gallul boy ; 
Though fen the seaaaoi of hii youthful lib, 
A> jct B oovicB in the martial strife. 
'Thu hij, vilb bEiiuly. valoor'i gifts to ehara, 

Theie bum Eiib one piiie £ime of generoiia loic, 
III peace, in wu united, (till Ibej more ; 
Friendship and glory fomi tbdr Joint reirwd : 
And, QDW combiDed, they hold their nightly guard, 
' What God,' eujuimed the Gnl, ' initili thii 



My labouring eoul, with auiouB thought oppressed, 
Abhnis this datiDn of inglorious rest ; 
The love of fame with this can ill Bceord, 



8t Ibou 



IT g!.>ry w 



Whan dmuken iliiinben wrap e>cti luj limb t 
Where confidenc* uid eaae the watch diadaia, 
-And diDwiy ■ilenoci koldi liet tdi^ -ra^A, 
Tlan bear mj thonght'.— In &Mf ■b^vd^KD'^^^ 
Our treopa and Iead«n XMOsn'ihMX AwtRS-^^^'*^'' 



With «]iul BTdourfini], u 
Hi* glowing friend iddreu'. 
•TheKdndi.myNiiiu,*] 
Miut mil the fame, the peiil 
Am I bj th« dnpiicd, uic 
AaoncuaGttoBhinr 
Mot that hii ion the i 



I tncked Macai throogh Ih 



Thou know 



ly deeds. 



And hoilile lifc-dn>p9 
Here ii > aoul, with hope in 
And life, ignoble life, for^i 
FuQC, fame, is cheaply ear 
The price of lionour ii Ihc 1 
Tbea Ninu,— ' Calm Ihy bi 
lliy heart b«au fie 



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HOURS OP IDLENESS. 327 

Whose Bianly arm may snatch me back by force. 
Or wealth redeem from foes my captire corse ^ 
Qr^ if my destiny these last deny^ 
if in the spoiler's power my ashes lie ; 
Thy pious care may raise a simple tomb^ 
To mark thy love> and signalize my doom. 
Why should thy doatang wretched mother weep 
Her only boy^ reclined in endless sleep ? 
Who^ for thy sake, the tempest's fury dared. 
Who, for thy sake, war's deadly perU shared ; 
Who braved what woman never braved before. 
And left her native, for the Latian shore.' 
* In vain you damp the ardoar of my soul,' 
Replied Euryalus, * it scorns control ! 
Hence, let us haste ;' — their brother guards arose, 
Roused by their call, nor court again repose ; 
The pair, buoy'd up on hope's exulting wing. 
Their stations leave, and speed to seek the king. 

Now o'er the earth a solemn stillness ran. 
And lull'd alike the cares of brute and man ; 
Save where the Dardan leaders nightly hold 
Alternate converse, and their plans unfold ; 
On one great point the council are agreed. 
On instant message to their prince decreed ; 
Each leaned upon the lance he well could wield. 
And poised with easy arm, his ancient shield ; 
When Nisus, and his friend, their leave request 
To offer something to their high behest. 
With anxious tremors, yet unawed by fear. 
The fnithful pair before the throne appear ; 
lulus greets them ; at his kind command. 
The elder first address'd the hoary band. 
With patience,' (thus Hyrtacides began), 
'Attend, nor judge from youth, ovoc "VvmisJcAr. ^•jixvs 
Where yonder beacon's ha\i exipmtt^Nifevav, 
Our slumbering foes of future cons^"vfc«X ^xc-awN, 



Sean V«r tita alat^ «lMa.„ 
Then (IiiU Auu.ia kit ^4 



SdU dwslli the DwdanairitH 
Wbn nwda liks th«M in Mi^ 
Toon ii the godlike ut, be yoc 
In vlkxf jaaib, mj bbnina h 
And llioo'a mnt^d |lni« Mill 



HOUBB OF IDIinnMNI. W 

By thow P€MitM>* tvho wy eoottij loM; 
1^ iMMury Ymtafu wunA hm, I tmmr. 
My hofm am all i& yoa, ye yar— pairt 
BmIom My lMh« to My griSrfJ li^ 
▲imI all ny ■oRowvyWd to OBb dd^ht. 
Nisim! two aUTar goUela «ra tidBa own, 
8««ad fioM AfialM/s alataly domea o'athfown; 
My ain aaenved them «a that fiUal day. 
Nor laft aadi bowla^ m Aighra nUMr^ pray ; 
Two MMay-tripoda* alao* ahalt bo thina. 
Two talaita polkh'd from the ^itlaiiiig Mino ; 
4ii wagaiuA^iKp, iibkh l^rrian Dido gave^ 
VhUe yafeoar iraaaela praaa'd the Ponie wanre ; 
But^iAanthe hoatfle chiefa at length bow down. 
w«ieB gnaft ^neaa weaia Heaperipi a eaown^ 
The caafna, the baddery and the tey etaed 
Whioh THBnagaideawtth mote dun mortal apeed, 
▲le duna; ao envioaa lotahall then be eaat, 
I pledge my werd^ inevocaUy peat; 
Iiay moie^ twelve ilsvaa^ asd'twlee nx eaptive 



To aeotfae thy aoAer hova wMi htnawwi tames. 
And all the veeims, which now the "Latina away. 
The IdMNUB oltoHoii^t tHuJl well lepey. 
ButthoOf my goMfona youdi, iHiOfe tender yean 
Are aeair aay own, whoae worth aiy heart reveres/ 
Hencefcrth^ affBction, aweetly tfaoa begim> 
Shall join onr boaoau and o«r aoala hi one ; 
Without thy aid, no f^ocy ahall be Bdne> 
Without thy deer adviee, no great deaign ; 
Alike through Ufe eateemM, thou god>Ulce boy. 
In war aay bolwaik, and in peace my yrj^ 
To him Baiyahi8»'no dwy dMSLtdEaoBA 
Tbe nstng glories which ltaakO^'l«^aui'>^> 

a HoaacSMAA v^»-^ 



nor 'I'roy, nor king Aoatf' 
Her feeble age from duigen 
Alone the came, all selfiih f 

Uokoown the Micret enterpri 
Lest grief should baud my f. 
F^om this alone no fond adii 
No.fojotlng molher'i lips bv 
Bj gloomy night, lod thy hj 
~ IT partijig tears would ahal 



.otioii.mi 



lypni 



iihUi 



much-loved child 
Her dying houn with pious c 
Aisiat ber wants, relieve ber 

To rise in glory, or to fall in 
Struck with a filial cue, u d 
In tears at ones (he TVigui wi 



HOURS OP IDIiBNEBa. 9Sft 

All the rewiidB which onoe to thea weart vQw'd> 
If thou shoold'st fall, on hsr shall be beatoVd/ 
Thus spote the weeping Prince, dien forth to view 
A gleaming falchion from the sheath he drew ; 
Lycaon's utmost skill had graoed the steel. 
For friends to envy and for foes to feel , 
A tawny hide, the Moorish lion's qpoil. 
Slain 'midst the forest, in the hunter's toil, 
Mnestheus to guard the elder youth bestows. 
And old Alethes* casque defends his brows ; 
Arm'd, thence they go, while all th' assembled 

train. 
To aid their cause, implore the gods in vain. 
More than a boy, in wisdom and in grace, 
lulus holds amidst the chiefs his pUuDe, 
Hit prayers he sends, but what can prayers avail ! 
Lost in the murmurs of the sighing gale 1 

The trench is pass'd, and, favow'd by the night. 
Through sleeping foes they wheel their wary flight j 
When shall the sleep of many a foe be </et ? 
Alas I some slumber who shall wi^ no ^ore ! 
Chariots and bridles, mix'd with arms are sem. 
And flowing flasks, and scatter'd troops between ; 
Bacchus and Mars, to rule the camp, combine ; 
A mingled chaos this of war and wine. 
' Now,' cries the first, ' for deeds of Uood prepare, 
With me the conquest and the labour share ; 
Here lies our path, lest any hand arise. 
Watch thou, while many a dreaming chieftain dies^ 
111 carve our passage through the heedless foe. 
And clear thy road with many a deadly blow.' 
His whispering accents then the youth repress'd. 
And pierced proud Rhamnes through his panting 

breast, 
Stxetch^d at his ease, th' incaxiXioxia V\si%T«^^'«R.^> 
Debauch, and not fatigue, bia e^t»\k»A^Qi«»'*^S 



m 

Fr.iBL '^ r«*?Ljr£ t«^3> :be bin 



Ssj^-'i k ibe r?iae:2i aad ear^ t 



Aai cxT Srrrirsf, rll*d vitb jfq 
H&If ihe !:q{ s^i xa clildifh g 
L^'i Vt :l:e pcorr; p«pe> be si 
Ah ! Lippder fur, ^ftd he die mc 
Aad till Azrc«7»'» dawn his ikill 
Is ftla::; huT*d fc'ldf, the keep 
Hit h:i3pT fkact » lico ihiu ica; 
'SCid the sad flc^, a: dead of ni^ 
lAlth icoirder glaited. aad in can 
In»ada!e stOl. ihronch ttwmnMr « 




y«*, iAM'll«v4vtii««^ Oto >>^ ^>>^ ' 



mn liint n^ irith *tfM< aiU mImm^ 
mM bii#liMd madM in ooobdM toM'd, 



nia gtaa'irtildfatad O* umimM nlden bd 
VUi fratfUu piBid an^ «M qil^ ton, 
Onaa by ft Um alfix««( akftib^ MOb 
Th- ^i^tliiirbay tha ttuaaad'sMla wMiii, 
Wiii[iiii'liriliii th tii*<« {B-til^^ baan ; 
Han &am Aa taati thdr cantigu «pa d>^ I 



To ^Htaa'camp ponqa -O^ daattud cenaa 
WliUe tha ilow hM Aw Midy mu<li M^, 

Tbna Itondnd ndLdad man bj Tdaccoi led 



Now Agy appnMcli dia tiendi, and vitw tha ^ 



The pltmdat*d bdma^ thnn^ the *i . , 
Skedi fbrth a alltef ladiaaca, ^aadac Mght 
VoUeen), widi qoeadona too&.tL&'V^ i&uw 
'Siuii], Mrag^tntatandt lihjw^'dai^V 
i'iron when™, to whom f tiB-nwo>»wi!ai"W 
Tnating the eoVcit rf 4iti *fl^;^>a»S *^" 






But Nitiis tcoart aiong im? w««.. 

To where Latiniw' iteeda in safety gruBj 
Then backward o'er the plain hii eyes ex 
On every side they seek his absent frien< 
' O God^ my boy/ he cries, ' of me b«E«ll 
* In what impending perils art thon left l 
Listening he runs — above the waving tre 
Tumultuous voices swell the passing brei 
The war-cry rises, thundering hools aron 
Wake the dark echoes of the trembling ( 
Again he turns — of footsteps hear the w 
The sound elates-— the sight his hope def 
The hapless boy a rufilan train surround 
While lei^tfaening shades his weary wv 

found; 
Him, with loud shouts the furious knigl 
Struggling in vain, a captive to the crev 
What can his friend 'gainst throngii^ n 



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BOOBS OF IDLBHBSB. 3S6 

If Vu mjmsU, or ^n, turn aaa^ M giacB 
lUne kltua villi the {mdoee of die chue ; 
Spwd, ftKi, Dj dait, to fdacee job nuuting 

To tne my Mmd, (nd acittcT bi tho proud.' 
Thu liBTiag Hid, the hiniiis dut h* Iniig ; 
Thiongh putad ihidiw tha hiutlJBi m^Hjn luig ; , 
The tiling point id Snlmo'i mtnilj Ikj, 
TaiiM&M,'i Mm heut, ud MiMeh'd him on the dkj ■ 
Ht ooIh, 1m dice,— the tioop in wild taaae, 

Wbil* P^ Iher iMnj thnnigb Angoi' templn 

A iteond ihaft with eqoal fate* ii ddvMi ; 
Vienx VobcMM nil* uouid hi* lowering cye«> 
Vail'd b; the night, tecora tin noju liw. 
Bnmiiig with wrMh, ba vigw'd iit ■oldisn fall, 
' Thoa youth Mcnni, thy Ufe ihall pa; ita all.' 
Quick bom th« ibetlh hit bmii^ glnM h« drew. 
And, isjing, on (he boy dofoncollM Bew; 
Miaua no mon tha blackening ibade ooacMla. 
Forth, fonh. ho aMit*, and all hii lora rareal*; 
AghaM, confoaed, hia teaia to madnMi tiat. 
And pom tbeH actsnti, ■l"'**"^ as bo Uai : 
'^e, mcN-youT vengeance hurl on me alone ; 
Here ahealhe the Mael, my blood ii all yoot own ; 
Ye Btairy ipheiaa t thou comdoo* Heaven ! ailssi 
He could not — dont not — lo 1 the goiie coufcet. 
All, ill wu mine, — hii euly fate anipend. 
He only loved, too well, hi* haplea* friend i 
Spazfi,ipara yachiefrt fxom him your rage lOtnove, 
Eii fault wu friendthip, all bi* crime wu Iove.' 

Pien»d.the fair tide, Iho asow^ \nwi& ^m&S 
ZfOwij' to earth iadiiici* bia ^om^-^^ai^ 1a%*^t 
Aad BBoguino tonanta muA* c?««*o»'^<**'''^ 



( Bat fiery Nisiu stems the battle's 

I Revenge his leader, and despair his 
Yolscens he seeks amidst the gather 
Volscens must soon appease his com 
Steel, flashing, pours on steel, foe ci 
Rage nerves his arm. Fate gleams ix 
In vain, beneath unnumbered wound 
Nor woimds, nor death, distracted K 
In viewless circles wheelM his falchi 
Nor quits the hero's grasp, till Volso 
Deep in his throat, its end the weap 
\\ The tyrant's soul fled groaning throng 

' ', Thus Nisus all his fond affection pro 

Dying, revenged the fate of him he I 
Then, on his bosom, sought his wonti 
And death was heavenly in his frieni 
• Celestial pair I if aught my verse a 

Wafted on Time's broad pinion, vour. 



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HOURS OP IDLENESS. 
The hope of priilM, tlia dnad ik ibuiu, 

Cmhouc Uw Uttuml brcMi no mon ( " 
The wild dcdra, th« goiltf fiuna, 

AtMortM Mdi wiih it f>U bcfvn. 
Bmt, if tfiMtion gcatlf ihrilli 

llie xnl, b; pnnr dRmm poMnt, 
The pleuiag talm of moiUl illi 

In love nu (oMhe )be Mhlng bnait; 
If tluu thon oomcat in diigniM, 

Fib Veniu ! from thj natiTa hsavfO, 
What heart sufeeliug would deipiie 

n* iweeteit boon the Ooda bm given ! 
Bat never fnm thj (Dldan bow 

Hay I bcaeUk the ahafl eitpiie, 
WhMe (Tecping vanonii anre uu) ilow, 

AmLea an all-^nDammog fln ; 
Yb racking donbti ! je jealoni fean ! 

ViA otbm wage tnttsmsl war ; 
Jtepentanee ! tonice of fntine teui. 

From me be erer diitaat far. 
Hay no distracting thonghta daatrc^ 

ne holy calm of saoed lava ', 
May all ibe touts be winged with joy. 

Which hover faithful hearti above ; 
Fair Veuua 1 on thy myrtle ihrine 

Hay I with some fond lover aigh. 
Whole heart may mingle pure with mine. 

With me to live, with me to die ! 
My native ioil< beloved before. 

Now dearer a* my peaceful home. 
Ne'er may Iqnitlhy rocky shore, 

A haplesi, banish'd wretch to roam ; 
Thie very day, ibis very hoai. 

May I reaignthiaBeetiiiE^TtaSii, 
Nor quit my silent hmnWe^iQmei-, 
A doom (o me tax woite tlim &K«>^ 



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THOCOHTi 

9vi$mUdh*09tU9»tlmmkmKon.* 

High in Um midit^ ■anoanded by hit peniy 
If AOmra hit ampk front nibliini vpivan; 
FUetd <m hit dunr of ttels, heMemt a god, 
lWyWaofli»MidFrMhinimtoMnhlo>tliitnod; 
JU all latonndy rtill wwyt In ■poeohlMi g^ooin» 
His Toioo in thandnr ■hakM.the toanding dome -, 
DenoDndn ^vo vtfioacli |o bicUeit fiodi^ 
Un«kitt'4to plod in aathwalit nkt. 

Hiqpiiy the yovlkitt Boelid^i acdoiM tried. 
Though little vwied in any art beride ; 
W^ Maxeely skill'd an EagUsh line to pen. 
Scans attie nMtxes with a critic's ken; 
What though he knows not how his fathers bled. 
When civil discord piled the fields with dead ; 
When Edward bade his conqaering bands adyance) 
Or Henry trampled on the cfsil of France ; 
nioiic^ manrelliBg at the name of Bffagna C^artai 
Yet well he veeoUeets the laws of Sparta; 
Can teU what edicts sage Lycurgas made. 
While Blackstone 's on the shelf n eglec t ed laid ; 
Of Ghr^cian dramas vamits the deatUeas fame. 
Of Aron's bard remembering icarce the name.^ 

Such is the youth, whose ecientific pate 
Claas-honours, medals, feUowshipa, await ) 
Or even, perhaps, the declamation prize. 
If to audi glorious height he lifts .his eyes. 

• No rtteotiea li Ure iatended agidait (te pctiob oieatloned 
UDder Um Mme of Haftias. He is iD«rel/ repmrated as p«r- 
fonnlnr an onaToldabie function of his oAce : indoed, such an 
attempt couJd only racoU npoa V(}«c\f \ «»^«Xv^^Di&etmxiVkXisii« 
Mitedb dlfMlar«islied by Us «V!oq««MCft,VB&«M ikci^«^\»^«^ 
pttetr with which in aiU lUs tttaftUan^MXiA 'v^^V^^^ ^««wi?» 
<tar», for irlt«Dd coAYlvUttiy. 



<< w o|«vp*. iM ptcoBv uunoiWf Dot movQ 
Our gravity prefers the muttering tone, 
A proper mixture of tlie squeak and gro 
No borrowed grace of action most be eec 
The slightest motion would displease th 
Whilst every staring Graduate would pi 
Against what he could never imitate. 

The man who hopes t' obtain the prm 
Must in one posture stand, and ne'er kx 
Kor stop^ but rattle over every word, 
t No matter what, so it can not be heard : 

r.^ Thus let him hurry on, nor think to rest 

Who spei^ the fastest 's sure to qpeak \ 
Who utters most within the shortest spai 
May safely hope to win the wordy race. 

{ The sons of science these, who, thus r 

Linger in ease in Granta's sluggish shad 
! Lk Where, on Cam's sodgy bai^k supine the 



t'i ** 'heir »it.^"5''^««'7 " their ^, 

'^^ premie c^'«^^P«««». l^J 

•**^ «■•?«** they p^;. 

like nhjLi? *' y^oth I »fc.» ^^*" '^Wto 



Two streams which from one fomii 

Together join'd in vain; 
How soonj diverpng from their so 
Each, murmuring, seeks another < 
Till ndngled in the mwn. 

Onr vital streams of weaJ or woe. 
Though near, alas I distinctly flon 

"Sot mingle as before i . 
Kow swift or slow, now black or < 
Till death's jmf athom'd golph api 

And both shaU quit the shore. 

Onr souls, my friend! which oncj 

One wish, noy breathed a though 

Now flow in different channels 

' Disdaining humbler rural sports^ 

THs yours to mix in polish'd com 

And shine in Fashion's annals 

■I ' . r' 

:i m.mt. •_ . A^ — a«^ ««n love mV tU 



i 



I . 



And yet, vhils Bun^a pnite i) thine, 
BartaoTiioD^ favcmrite of the Nine, 
K«pine not Bt thy lot ; 




Yet since in danger courU abooi 
Where spedotu rivals glitter roi 

From snares may saints presc 
And grant yoor love or firiendsl 
From any claim a kindred care^ 

Bat those who best deserve y 

Not for a moment may you stra; 

From Truth's secure unerring ? 
May no delights decoy ; 

O'er roses may your footsteps s 
» i Your smiles be ever smiles of h 

f| Your tears be tears of joy. 

Oh ! if you wish that happiness 
Your coming days and years mi 

And virtues crown your brow 

t Be still, as you were wont to be 

Spotless as you've been known i 

Be still as vou are now. 



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347 



GRANTA^ A MEDLBY. 

*AfiyvpiouQ \6yxcuvi fidxov Mu wdrra Kpar^^ei^. 

Oh ! could Le Sage's* demon's gift 

Be realized at my desire ^ 
This night my tren^ling form he'd lift 

To place it on St. Mary's spire* 

Then would^ unrooFd, old Granta's halls 

Pedantic inmates full display ; 
Fellows, who dream on lawn, or stalls^ 

The price of venal votes to pay. 

Then would I view each rival wigh^ 

P-tty and P-lm — s — ^n survey ; 
Who canvas there, with all their might. 

Against the next elective day. 

Lo ! candidates and voters lie 

All luird in sleep, & goodly number ! 

A race renown'd for piety. 
Whose consdence won'tdisturh theirslumber . 

Lord H , indeed, may not demur. 

Fellows are sage reflecting men ; 
They know preferment can occur 

But very seldom, now and then* 

They know the chancellor has got 

Some pretty livings in disposal ; 
Each hopes that one may be his lot. 

And, therefore, smiles on his proposal- 

Now, from the soporific scene 

111 turn mine eye, as night grows later. 

To view unheeded, and unseen. 
The studious sons of Alma Ma&«t, 

• The Dltble Boiteax of Le Sage, ^\i«^ K«mA«<a»^^ *"* 
io«, placet Don Cleof&a on an €ivnXjeA V\.toaX3kOtL» vA ^^'^'^ 
bouaea for inspection. 



ADOS Mflu mpronauMe k 

Who Mcrificf haan of mtj 
To scaa pteoMly metres 

Or agiutM hb anxious biea 
In solving problems math 

Who reads £slse quantities ; 

Or puzzles o'er the de^ ( 
Deprived of many a wholesi 

In baibarons Latint doon 

U Renouncing every pleasing 

From anthon of historic i 

Preferring to the lettered saj 

The square of the hypoth 

Still harmless are these occ 

j That htirt none but the hi 

Compared with other recrea 

Which bring together the 



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349 



Ban, deeply «»^ ^^ 

S»dk«»4*"*V. Wet aescMxtodr- 
To-W^'t^.^oSdhaveto"''- 



a. IB auuw»b uaaw im atupj 

Therefore, farewell, old Gl 
No more, like Cleo&s, I 

No more thy theme my mv 
The reader 'b tired^ and i 

LACHIN Y. G. 

I ■ LaeUn y. Oair, ort u it ta pronovD 

. ■■ OarTf towera proudly pre-eminent in t! 

\ ^ near loYercaiM. One of our modem ti 

Uffhest moantein, perhapi, in Oreai Bi 
it is certalnlf one of the meet inbllme • 
oar ' Calcd<^lMi Alp*.* Its appennDC 
the rammit it tbe eeat of etarael aows 
I spent Mme of the early part of my 
which hat given Mrtti to the followtaig i 

j Away, ye gay landgiapei, ye g 

In yon, let the minioma of liu 

Restore me the rocka where the 

Thouich ttill thev are sacred U 



0OUR8 OF IDLENESS. S61 

sought not my home till the day's dying gloiy 
Gave place to the rays of the bright polar star ; 
'or fancy was cheer'd by traditional story> 
Disclosed by the natives of dark Loch va Gair. 

Shades of the dead ! have I not heard your voices 

Rise on the nighCpVolling breath of the gale?' 
urely, the soul of the hero rejoioes^ - [vale : 

And rides on the wind^ o'er his own Highland 
Lound Loch na Grarr^ while the stcnrny mist gathers^ 

Winter presides in his cold icy car; 
louds there encircle the forms of my Fathers, 

They dwell in the tempests of dark Loch na Oarr. 

Ill starr'd,* thoi^ brave, did no vision's fore- 
boding, ^ 

Tell you that Fate had forsaken your cause ?' 
ih ! were you destined to die at Culloden,t 

Victory crown'd not your fisll with applause ; 
itill wtgee you hi^f^ in death's earthly slumber. 

You rest wUh your clan in the caves of Braemar^ 
lie pibroch^ resounds, to the piper's loud number. 

Tour deeds on the echoes of dark Loch na Garr. 

'ears have roU'd on. Loch na Garr, since I left you. 
Years must elqwe ere I tread you again ; 

f ature of vevdure and floVrs has bereft you. 
Yet, still are you dearer than Albion's plain : 

• I allade here to my maternal ancefton, 'the Oordam'tf* 
say of whom foifht for the anfortnnate Prince Charles, better 
lown by the name of the Pretender. This toanch wm nearly 
Hed by blood, as well as attachment, to the Stuarts. Oeorgre, 
« second Earl of Huntley, married the Princess Annabella 
nart, dAugrhter of lames the First of Scotland : by her he left 
nr sons : the third, Sir William Gordon, I have the honour to 
sin as one of my progenitors. 

t Whether any poished in the battle of CuUoden, I am not 
rtalo; hat, u many fell in the UM«rt«c\toii; V Va.^«^ "mkjI '^'«- 
OM of the principal action, * p«x% pro toXo.^ . 

4 tnet of the Highlands ao caUcd\ «»«te U iNio ^ ^♦*'^ 



AaspiciooB Qaeen of chxldul 

Who lead'it along, in airy dan 

Thy votive train of gixb and 

At length, in spells no longer I 

I break the fetters of my yoi 

No more I tread thy mystic to 

But leave thy realms for tho 

And yet, 'tis hard to quit the d 

Which'hauit the nnsuspido 

Where every nymph a goddeai 

Whose eyes through rays in 

j . While Fancy holds her bonndl 

I '^ And all assume a varied ho 

\^ When viigins seem no longer 

it! And even woman's smiles a 

I • . And most we own thee bat a i 

And from thy hall of clouds 
Nor find a Sylph in every dan 







Fu from thy mollcy coun. 1 By, 
Where Affeciaiiou licilds her »cU, 

And Btck]; Sensibility ; 
WliDse siHy tcais can uevar fioiw 

Foi any puugB excepting Chine j 
Who lurni atidc from rcsl ■woo. 

To Btcep in den tliy gKudy BhricC' 
Now join with aable Sj-mpathy, 

With cypress crowa'd, nrriy'd in iroads. 
Who heaves iriih tboe her unple sigh, 

Wbuse breast foe cveiy bosom bleedi^ 
And call thy sylrau fc mala choii. 

To moani a snaio for evei gone. 
Who once eould glow vriih equal fire. 

Bat Ijends nat now before thy thr^me. 
Ye genial Kymphs, whose ready Lean 

On all ouasioDS tiwiftly Sow ; 
Whose bosoms heavo with fandcd fearp. 

With (anciud Cames tmd phieDiy glow ; 
Say, will yon piourft my absent nunc, 

Apus^to £rum y^itLi ^eatle U^in 7 



|B!JfeJL».firBita.'U.WMw£^jl^ 
WZtora xmlajuoiitedyoaix£iu^\^- 




,j|jo„ (BMive IB"™" "* 
Tl,„ modem m»«"«*^ ! 




H^TM, 

ItDO^ ihalWr ■■ llw pmit^ pntecUng «o«l. 
Vben now tba paM ^Ailw ■ MBrt? dn, 

Th»bMidf»a«*lll«)iwl^«lilia«liy, 
Ja «Amd hae tb* wand b^m p»«, 

Koi iHMd tbMr piMs nlM^ bgt M ;(^. 



TIm dkote did nK their —i-iii- j -m^tm Utnd, 

Or wtk MJMM W Xaijt i«U. 
Tean nil im jewa; «> afi^ a^M jiaM ; 

jUibat* to abboo, ia K lliu nooMd t 
Bcli^en*! diutsr, llunr pnMatiiig ihigU. 

nil royal aacscilcigc Umu dooB dMiMd. 
Ooe holy HEUKYt narad dig getfaic walk. 

And bade the pitnu inmataa KM in paea ; 
AnDther Henbt the kind gift lacala. 

And Udi deTDtian'i hallow'd ediaat c«a*a- 
Vaiik ii each ChiaaC, or aopplicatiiic pnyar, 

Efl drivel them eiilM bom tliair blait abode. 
To Kum a diearf world, in d««p deqiair. 

Vo friend, ao homB, no nfoga, but Ihtii God. 



K A<\< ^ 



The braying tnimpei, c^w 

Unite in concert with increased alar 

An abbey once, a regal fortress* now 
Encircled by insulting rebel powers 

War's dread machines o'erhang thy 
brow. 
And dart destruction in sulphureoui 

Ah vain defence ! the hostile traitor's 
Though oft repulsed by guile, o'crcon 

His thronging foes oppress the faithfu 
Rebellion's reeking standards o'er J 

Not unavenged, the raging Baron yic 
The blood of traitors smears the p 

Unconquer'd still, his falchion there 
And days of glory yet for him ren 

Still in that hour, the warrior wishe 
Self-gather'd laurels on a self-soT 
^ — ' »^rotcctine eenius hitb 



R0UR8 OF IDLENESS. 357 

For nobler combats, here, reserved his life. 
To lead the band v^here god-like Falkl AN D* fell . 

From thee, poor pile ! to lawless plunder given. 

While dying groans their painful requiem sound. 
Far di£ferent inceoM now ascends to heaven, 
; (Bach Tietims wallow on the goxy ground. 

There many a pale and ruthless robber's corse. 
Noisome and ghast, defiles thy sacred sod ; 

O'er mmgling man, and horse oommix'd with horse. 
Corruption's heap, the savage spoflers trod. 

Graves, long with rank and sighing weeds o'er- 
spread, 
Ransaek'd, resign, perforce, their mortal mould ; 
~ From mffian fangs escape not e'en the dead, 
% Raked from repose, in search for buried gold. 

Hnsh'd il the harp, unstrung the warlike lyre. 
Hie minstrel's palsied hand reclines in death ; 

No more he strikes the quivering chords with fire. 
Or sings the glories of the martial wreath. 

At leiigth, the sated murderers, gorged with prey. 
Retire, the clamour of the fight is o'er ; 

Silence again resumes her awfol sway. 
And sable horror guards the massy door. 

Here desolation holds her dreary court, 
Whatsateliites declare her dismal reign ! 

Shrieking their dirge, ill-omen'd bnds resort. 
To flit their vigils in the holy fane. 

Soon a new mom's restorini; beams dispel 
The clouds of anarchy from Britain's skies ; 

The fieree nsurper seeks his native heU, 
And Nature triumphs, as the tyrant d\«&« 

• JLwIw Ckrjr, Lord VlsQoavl V»Uaftn^tatAttti»X«i&«^«'^^'*^^ 
Muu 9i Us sr«, wai kUled tt ttMYAkOft <»t 1»««iti«rs>'^B»^^ 
ia tbe nakM of Loid Byron's ve^nnat ot cv««&r|. 



Ha guidM llum^ gsdi 
Hapecbeen, with wonted tc 

And heala tlic tdecdisg i 
Th* glomny Mnua, VmM 



ThmIi, within ihy hoapital 

IianiUf anniiiig. Htm il 

'Cnltnn igala utonu the git 



[fnwoaied fot^e ^Miitti 
And huk r the bom* prodi 

ThehimteT'iciyhuigileii 
Beuuth their CDunen> hoofi 
__ WlmttBMi, whmt nuiont I 



Botms or iDLBmai. sss 

Tim MHb ataasi ■dA D«atl> ^^nan hi* dart, 
Anotbar chief buxda tbB foBBfaw AMed^ 

Another cnwd pmaa da pulfa| kut. 
KawMMd !. nAu nddwag dnng* of MHW U Aiae : 

Iky fkWDiDg nd botduw rinr do««r i 
Hm Ik(t ud rcnagfrt «f a BoUa Bu 

TTmr holib thy moaMwiag luinU to !■ amy. 
QaMRad nnr, ha MU> t^ fil^ worn towen ; 

Thj ranlUi vhan daad of ftmdal igai ilcep ; 
Xhf doJBm, pernow ts tha wUbj ahtven ; 

Thaaa, thaaa ha nawa, and vlava thom but to 

Y«( an Ua taaii as aaiblaia at, npai>, 



Pifala, Hop*, and Iiom teUd hin to fnsgtk 

■ot «am hia boaq« nth li t aaiiiiBM slow. 
Tat ha piafna Asa to tka ^Idad *«Ma, 

Or pnigav fiDttoa of tha KU^ gnat; 
TM Ibgcn ^Bid th J danp and Bnaiy lonb^ 

Norbtaadtaaan»imDr'|aiiiatd>eidll«f£tte. 
Hi^j thy nm, eauigio(, jet omj ahlna, 

ThM to inadiatg with oMtridian ny ) 
Honn, ^leadid ■* the pait, maj atUl be tUne, 

And bleaa th; futnn ai th j fonnar day. 



light J he recais ujic o^ ^ 

hid gpear with trembling hand. ' sn 
did I raise the steel before my fathen 
race of heroes ! but their fame rises < 
their souls ride on the wings of thewv 
the sound through the sighs of the st 
joicc in their hall of clouds ! Such is < 
gray stone marks his narrow house. I 
from eddying tempests; he rolls hif 
whirlwind, and hovers on the blast of 
In Morvcn dwelt the chief ; a be 
* *A Fingal. His steps in the field were mi 

v. M Lochlin's sons had fled before his an 

ij^, mild was the eye of Calmar ; soft ^ 

his yellow locks ; they streamed lik 
the night. No maid was the s^^h c 
; thoughts were given to friendship 

Orla, destroyer of heroes ! Equal w 
"'- • Kilt fierce was the pride 



f 



BOUBB OF IDLBHH*. Ml 

BattUUwiJVM^tftwmthMackthaTill^. Th« 
WMcf I<DBhlU«ll9tidi^di«MM*m>f blood, 
nwr UA Hw ^Mi, in ihM«bi. «•! Finsd flki. 
NMMdMhWafMamib Tn vakb »w tba poM 

«tp4 moomL VwUiw vm la Dm mUn. Gi>r 

..,_..,._ i^- "»»m«ftJiBkiag, 

'Sgw of Morrea/ 
,„, i,'to«(»n>w»»B»«tlUI»«ibMwhBCB 

Ubof'Tvoi h« k^»«» Mt aC^womiv. Who 
'mil VM4 duoBlIt IioaUU tp tti Imki, ud oil 
tfttfldMt to aim. llMHAIiilijAanroidsof 
4pM>jMtB)MSH«*ijh««ap, TbBjtnaimder- 
boltiofwu. Sp«d,j«<Ui&l TWoiUuiwr 
^'BavofTmiiniirl laiatit^iMi/i^diaA- 
^^IMVtndBlualm*. TTUtiiduUito 
mrllfotixiilMp.ofthvw^^: botliltlaiitlia 
ijjwyTi TLowatof I^MUindiMK. IwillMok 
lip(jb«nia Collkiillin. II I W, nifa th* tong of 
^aiii; uidUyiiiBbytha itrun cf l«it>Ri,'_'Aad 
■Wt tlum bll aloiio?' Mid flur-l)«ind Ctlam. 
'jnitthnalet.nthjfriaaittail CUofof Oithoul 
oat fofbl* i> my anoia Sght. Conld I Mgtkwdi^ 
•BdnotlifttliaqTMrt N^CM*! oiuiliMberath« 
«hH«a[tkanNibiiek, ukdthBfeMtof ihalU; oun 
m thajntliofdMigai. Oon hM baas tha e«ve oC 
Oilliooa} auilMdieiiBin>«dirdliiigoiktbe bauki 
of Imbw.' ' Calmu/ aajd the chiaf of Ditboua, 
•vIq ahoold tbjjallaw locki b« dariumed in ths diut 
ofEriaf LstmefaU alone. Mj fatlur dwalla in lUl 
ball of ail 1 be will r^oic* in hii boy ; hut tba bbu'- 

ab liateoj to dia Meva of On VnBMs w.'i^i&'ov^ 
•adtbiiikiitiatliatnadoEC(lnLKi.'l«n''t»^''^* 

XL a 



soi^ of bards above my 5.... .. 

song of death to Orla^ from the v< 
My ghost shall smile on the notes < 
la !' said the son of Mora> ' could 
of death to my friend ? Could I giv4 
winds? No^ my heart would speak 
and broken are the sounds of sorr 
souls shall hear the song togeth< 
shall be ours on high ; the baids - 
names of Orla and Calmar/ 

They quit the circle of the chie: 
are to the host of Lochlin. The 
oak dim twinkles through the night 
star points the path to Tura. S^ 
rests on his lonely hill. Here the t 
they frown in sleep ; their shiel< 
heads; their swords gleam at d: 
the fires are faint^ their embers fie 




flOCM OF r 

Im^; bUsIullIiUy himilwlring.raiof Mon! 
Na 1 ba ^aU fcd hii immil ; my fun (hall not 
■Mr OIL tlie blood of ilinnbci : liis, Hithon '. riae I 
fbaaonof Comulealkitlijllfcflhii; riMUcgio- 
bitt.' Mktlian itana fMm tlesp ; but did he riw 
donat No: thg gathering cUcd^ bmmd on tlto 
pbin. Fly, Calnurl Ajl' Hid duk-hured Oila, 
'IfBdioii b mine; J ih^ die is joy, tint Locblia 
crowd* anmiu] ; Aj through tho «had« of night,' 
Oriktonuithehilinof Hithonkdeft; hilihield . 
Mil from hii arm : he ahndden in hit blood. He 
ToU* by the ude of the blaring oak : Stnuoon icei 
lilm fill : his wrath riwt ; Ui weapon glitien on 
tlie head of Orla : biU ■ ipeai pieKed hii eye, 
hb bf^n gnahei thnii^ the woand, and foims on 
(he qicar of Celmai. At nil the wav« of the 
ocean in two mighq barta of the north, bo pom 
the men of Loehlin on the chkfk Ai, breiUng the 
mage in foam, [BOndly Ueer the bvtt of the nor^, 
■o riie the chlefi of Horren on the leatlered creata 
of Inclilin. The din of armi came to the esi of 
FingaJp He strikes his ihieldj'his sons throng 
around ; the people pour along the hesth ; Ryno 
bonndsinjqy. Ouian stalks in his armi; Oscal 
shakes the spear; theeagleinngofFillan flouts on 
the wind. Dreadful is the elang of death I majny 
are the widows of Lochlin j Morven prenils in its 

Horn glinunen on the hiUa ; no living foe is seen; 
hnt the sle.epen are many ; grim they lie on Erin. 
Hie breeie of ocean lifts dieir locks ; yet they do 
Dot awake. The hawks acream abore their prey. 

Wluso yellow locks wave o'er tba \)ww. cA. i. 
ei»f? bright aa the goW oi '&» *i»iv(,c , -J^*^ 
nu'nglo with the dnk bur at W» tABo4> "^» '^'^ 
"•'; heiieaon theboMmolOAe.. t^«™""'' 




l»K_r J ™ ""Mil. of 

y« toond on the hill, of j(^ 

NsrBT more tiuli CUn 

Morveu ,ith OrU/ ^d d„ 

«fb«d,.id.c.im„, OrUi 
I" gl««t m otfar,. i„ Ugbt, 

They « Uld b, the ,t«», 
PV WoiiM maA th« d«llin. , 

""•"•'"■ The wind! «T,« 
Tl*b«d,™„dth.«^. 
' What form iii« n, the TOM 




Dbab L , in tUi ■eqoeMn'd Ktos, 

W tJU ill ■lOiBul in |1tiit.^i^ llg^ 

Tlie jojoQi it,y* nlddk aaa him baao. 
Come ndUng &Mb OB &ui^« c;e ; 



WUle don^die dnWd noon drfonn, 
Tonbuvui iMomM amiad ^av> , 
I ludl tba ■ky'i cdeMtal bow i 
Vhidi ipraadf tbe dp (tf fiMan pOM, 
ind Udi the «ar of tni^Mti eaua, 
jU 1, thcngh dw pKMM btiBfl bM paio, 
t tbbik tluM dqi m>f cunw ifiiBi 
Or, if in mtlancbe^ ooodi 
Smh lmUB( aBTioM fan intniil*. 

And lataniqit Iha goldMk dieu^ 

And fllill indulga my wgolod tliema , 
Altlwugh wfl att'er Rgniu can tnce, 

la QnnM's vale, clu pedant'i laiSi 
Hot diroagh tlie (rov«a of Ida chaM 

Our n^wied viuon* u befme ^ 
Thougti youth haa fiovn on roiy pmion. 

Age nill not avety bapa deatcoy, 
Biu yield tome houn of aober joy. 



wuiiuvs uie ctuTcnt ot the soul 
Coi^cals the tear in Pity's cye> 
Or checks the sympathetic sigh^ 
Or hears^ unmoved. Misfortune' 
And bids mc feel for self alone : 
Oh ! may my bosom never learn 

To soothe its wonted heedless 
Still, still despise the censor ster 

But ne'er forget another's woe 
Yes, as you knew me in the dayt 
O'er which remembrance yet del 
Still may I rove, untutor'd, wild 
And, even in age, at heart a chil 

Though now on airy visions bom 
To you my soul is still the sam 

Oft has it been my fate to mourn. 
And all my former joys are tan 

But, hence ! ye hours of sable hn 



Id tntli, dear L , *(«» time to tet. 

For Coia't eye will shine on all. 
And though the 9nn, vith genial rsyi, 
Hia beiuiu alike to all displayi. 
And BTery lady's eje "s a nm. 
These last should be conGaed to odb. 
The fonl's meridian don't become her. 
Whose ann displays a general n 




1,V And aU the flow efsooUakaJ 

is |j The sacn^ intellecbial thowi 

V I! Nor eeaae till Lona'e vaaing 

% U Scarce glimmen throi^ the 



;« ■ 



■\ TO 

:-. I' Oh ! had my £Kte been joinM i 

1 1^ As once thU pledge appeared 

These follies had not then bea 

> II For then my peace had not I 

-.; j; To thee these eaily fanht I ow 

; j ■! To thee^ the wise and old re] 

They know my sins, bat do nol 

; : : 'Twas thine to break the boni 

. t For once my soul, like thine, w 



HOURS OP IDLENESS. 

Then fare thcfl wbII, decehful mairi, 
Tvcn vaio ud fruitlrwv to re^^et thM) i 

Not hope, nor itLCmory, yield tbcir Aid, -.'■ 
Bnt pride may teach ms to foigel diMu'-V 

Y«t nil this giddy visle of jears, , , 

Thu lirv^ome round at palling pleaourte ^ 

These varied loves, these matTon'it foa™, 
ThHethonghdaH itninitop* 



This chedt, now pals from euly liv^ 
With pMBDu'a hacde ■u'er had toittfit 

But bloom'd in cclm doDOtie qoUt. 
Ym, onoa die raral Mane mi w/n^. 

For Xatiftfi iBom'd to nailB befora thra; 
And onc« &y llTMSt abhorr'd decAi^ 

For dun it bait but to adon thai. 

But now I aeekfnr othu ja;;!. 

To tlibik,.«iKild diirs my wnl to nudni 

In tboagbdna thronga, and emp^ noiMp 
1 conqnai half my boHm'i Mdiwai, 

¥et, evsn in tbsH ■ thought will aleal. 
In (pita of eveiy rain endcaronr} 

And fianda might pity what 1 feel. 
To know that thou an loM for era. 



I froDLD I wsn ■ caieleu child. 
Still dwelling in my Higblaod wve, 

(h roaming throa|^ t\ie d^uVj "^^^^ 
Or boonding o'er tli« Aaik.W'aKi "vvi* 




Which w^ 









HOUBa 0(P n>LXNE8S; »71 

Giw ne agna s lUiMil £tw, 

la ywan, ad foeliqgty itill dM 
Asdl wfll fly tba midnigM cnw, 

WheM boiilfnraB joj ii b«t m ] 

And Woman 1 loyely Woman 1 thoa^ 

My iiopo^ my eomiuiter^ my alll 
How eold moat bo my booom now^ 

When e'en diy saiflea begin to palL 
WhlMmt a i&ijk vonld I leaign 

lUi bo^ aoena of splendid iroe. 
To make that calm contentment miBe« 

Wbidi yirtne knowi* er aeemi to know. 

Fain nodd I flgr the hamnti of mei^ — 

I leek to afaim^ not hate« manldnd ; 
Mybreaat. xeqnires the lollen fbi^ 

Whose gloom may suit a daikeii'd mind , 
Ohf that to me the wings were given 

Which bear the taztle to her neat I 
Then would I deere the vanlt of heaten^ 

To flee awiry, and be at rest* 

LINES, WRITTSIV BENBATH- AN ELM, 
IN THE CHURCH-TARD OF HARROW 
ON THE HILL, SEPTEMBER 2, 1807. 

Spot of my yonA ! whose hoaiy branches sigh. 
Swept by the broeze that fsna thy ckmdiess sky, 
Whnre now alone I muse, who od!t haYo trod. 
With those, I loved, thy soft and verdant sod ^ 
With those who, scattered far, perchance deplore. 
Like me, the luq;>py scenes they knew before ; 
Oh I as I trace again thy winding hill. 
Mine ejea admire, my heaxt «Ai(snA>3M»^dSS^« 

• PtalM Ir. T«r. ft. ^ And 1 «ld, 0^\ iflBaXWaA^-**^^ 

s dore, then would I fly vrnvj, vA\b *Xt«%0 7^v^^«k 
conrtitetei » part of the inm bf».^td«Ck %a>to«»^^ «^ 



How do thy orcu., . 

Invite tlic bosom to lecal, the ] 
And seem to whisper as they g( 
' Take, while thou canst, a lingc 
When fate shall chilly at lenj 
breast. 
And calm its cares and passion 
Oft have I thought 'twould sooi 
If aught may soothe, when life : 
To know some humbler grave^ 
Would hide my bosom where i 
With this fond dream methinkfl 
As here it lingered, here my he 
Here might I sleep, where all i 
. : '^ [^ |{ Scene of my youth, and couch < 

; . ■ y i^ For ever stretch'd beneath this 
t ' ' at Pi'^t by the turf where once m 
■ ^ ^ Wrapt by the soil that veils the 

"" »A wiijj ^jjg earth o'er whid 



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FARE THEE WELL. 

AlM ! Uiej had been fHends in jonth ; 
B«t wbtopeiing toofUM can poiion tradi ; 
And coDstaacy lives in realm* tbore : 
And life is thorny ; and joudi is rain : 
And to be wroth with one we loTe, 
Doth work like madness in the brain : 

• • • ' • • • • 
Bat nerer either foond another 
To free the hollow heart from paininf— 
They stood aloof, the scars remaininTf 
like cliffs, which had been rent asunder; 
A dreary sea now flows between. 
But neither heat, nor fVost, nor tfrander 
Shall wholly do away, I ween. 
The marks of that which once hath been. 

CoUridgeM CkfUtthtl. 

Fare thee well ! and if for ever. 

Still for ever, fare thee weU : 
Even though onfoigiving, never 

'Gainst thee shall my heart rebel. 
Would that breast were bared before thee 

Where thy head so oft hath lain. 
While that placid sleep came o'er thee 

Which thou ne'er canst know again : 
Would that breast, by thee glanced over. 

Every inmost thought could shew ! 
Then thou wouldst at last discover 

Twas not well to spurn it so. 
Though the world for this commend thee — 

Though it smile upon the blow, . 
Ev'n its praises must ofifend thee, 

Foimded on another's woe — 
Though my many faults def««:Ad.TCA.> 

Could no other wnvXifc iwxsA 
Than the one N<r\i\dL ont^ cn&staRsA.'SiR., 

To inftict a c\iifi\c^^ -^wsv^*^ 



l8~— tDac we uv MUMLx, «.« 
These are -words of deeper 
Than the wail above the 
Both shall live^ bat every 
Wake us from a widow' 
And when thou wouldst b« 
When our child's first a 
Wilt thou teach her to sa^i 
Though his care she mu 
When her little hands shi 
When her lip to thine h 
Think of him whose pray 
f > Think of him thy love 

i Should her lineaments re 

[ : : Those thou never more 

•J Then thy heart will softlj 

; j ■ With a pulse yet true t 

;' ] All my faults perchance 

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A 8KEPCH. ft76 

Fare tkee w«lli— thm diMimtad^ 

Tom fromevBiy newsr tie. 
Seared in lieart^ and lone, and blighled— 

More than tliii I scarce can die. 



A SKETCH* 

Hooett— Honest layo ! 

If tint 01011 be>rtm dorfl, t eaimot km ttee. 

lORN in the ganet, in the kitchen bred, 
Promoted thence to deck her mistreat' head ; 
fext— for -some gracioos service unexprest, 
Lnd firom its wages only to be gaess'd-— 
laised from the toilet to the table,— where 
ler wondering betters wait behind her chair, 
^ith eye onmoved, and forehead unabash'd, 
)he dines from off the plate. she lately wash'd, 
joick widi the tale> and ready with the lie— 
rhe genial confidante, and general spy— 
^ho could, ye gods ! her next employment gaess— 
in only infaint's earliest governess ! 
)he taught the child to read, and taught so well, 
[liat she herself, by teaching, leam'd to spell, 
in adept next in penmanship she grows, 
is many a nameless slander deftly shews : 
iVlxat she had made the pupil of her art, 
^one know — ^but that high soul secured the heart, 
ind panted for the truth it could not hear, 
^ith longing.breast and undeluded ear. 
Foil'd was perversion by that youthful mind, 
^Thicb flattery fool'd not— baseness could not blind, 
[)eceit infect not — ^near contagion soil-- 
'ndulgence weaken — not ex»in:^<^%^'^^ — 
lor mastered s<nence tem^X-YkKt \a\wS«. ^q'wv^ 
n humbler talents 'witli «l ^\\:^\»%t«0"'«"^«^ 




Too shock'd at faults her sou 
She deems that all could be li 
Foe to all vice, yet hardly virt 
For virtue pardons those she ' 
But to the theme : — now lai 
The baleful burthen of this he 
Though all her former fimctio 
She rules the circle which she 
If mothers— none know why— 
If daughters dread her for the 
If early habits — those false lii 
At times the loftiest to the me 
Have given her power too dee 
The angry essence of her deai 
If like a snake she steal withix 
Till the black slime betray hei 
If like a viper to the heart she 
A nd leave the venom there sh 




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Ti>tiWt>'lT>l ui rt j qMiy »» ,'»rtoP>MlB 
' miMHitari«h«iadt»MMMkftofftnd(y- 

Wto* A hMMttt kr lolMDn *obp or die. 




n of etgik'd ■UtadoM 1^1 
BwkctlffbMMwiaiTilmiit^htt 
And mike dna ID % kfniT «( ■!•< 
Ai kwdHOiw to lli}^ a t» «anklBd I 
mi aUthj MCAoBi^ endle &n> bait, 
lOaAr-at (kj irill for otlien would cmtg ( 
Tin t^ hud heut be cmldnftd into dott. 
jtal thj hbI irdtoT in Vti U&«nu cmX., 
Ok, B^ th; gnva be tUivtleH W<:t>A>»^<~ 



To iMr my imuicw mMu «•« m^* » ««» . 
Thy iiame~-thy huinaaiuane— to ert* 
The dimax of all Mom ahovU hang on 
Exalted o'er thy lest ahhorr'd compeei 
And fotering in the infamy of yean. 



FAREWELL. 

Farewell ! if ever fondest prayer 

For other's weal avail'd on hi^. 
Mine will not all be lost in air. 

But waft thy name beyond the a^ 
'Twere vain to speak^ to weep, to ai| 

Oh ! more than tears of blood can 
When rang from guilt's expiring e^i 

Are in that word — Farewell ! — Fa 

These lips are mote, these eyes are 

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! iisoe-«l'< >•:)« fMNAMA;''^^''' >>i' it no ioo.\ 
vo'V; .'■ I'll-. . •• I ., : .iji.- tPifi. i.|T ,•( irisro'J 




wen kkitm I^^hUdk^miA kaaid telkc 
NrMiIloniedi 

.tto&dt at hb biidi, ad ttvaiti him 1a (.....y 
t praddM o'er hk luppium^ teBBV> md health, 
Im the pwyof hie hinii tmjikiB end of hie wealth ; 
IfUMmft it the eeUhr, die aeamaa auiy ioem> 
Bet iroe t» Iftv wetdi wte expidft it Iraai home; 
In tfweUpete of eoneeienee iti v«Seewfllbeii»und, 
Ifcr e^en in the wMiiwind ef yiaiion he dfownM: 
nSviU not aeften tiie henrty and tfMigh deaf lb the 
Twin aaahe It acotely and idilMdlj hear. {ku. 
Bat in ili^de kt it ieet» iat« a dtttMte towV- 
Ck\ hteadaeenHMift^-^aMllkhftltoaBr. 



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All Hj fttandt, kMMd and HBlMiMd, kwr« wfsd at mol 
Mpri^aUsSadrawHha^DaBt. Iflmratobe'tanMd 
flrOM dM oaner of a^ koMMT bj faibUiifidck, and paptr 
MOtto of the bnin,' I ibooM kwro eoipvliod witk their 
BBMiJ. BvtlamnoctobetoniiodbjabMtyOrbvUicdbj 
rtffowon, wiUi or witfaoot anM. leaaiofrij Mj,t)ut I 
luiwoattaoikod itmte pw rto mallg iriw dii aot B i wiBann i on 
At oCModro. Ab anftor't noiki artpidblie p t mmij : h» 
«1m puohaioi auj jodfa^ and pobliA kio ofWia if ho 
piMMis pad tho wrthow Ihw niiaTqwid to ooMmoao. 
mt Mtj do bj BO 01 1 hovo doM hj Ami t I dan saj 
^a7 win iMQoodbottor in oqaidoBiiiag aijr aoribbUagi^ than 
te mtnding thoir own. Bnt my ol^joet ia not to profro that 
I can wnio well, bat;, iffomitU, to »ako oUion write 



Aa tho F«MBi haa nek with fiir imio wt mt m than I ez- 
paolady I hATo endeafoorad in thSa oditioB to bmJm aome 
addltlona and altoratioM to mdar it iMio wotthj of pob- 
lieperaaal. 

In the fint. edition of tlds Satire, paUiehodanaojaBOoalj, 
fovrteen Unea on the subject of Bowlee* Pope were written 
and ineerted at the request of an ingnioas friend of mine, 
wholiasnowinthepresBaTOlinneofpoetiy. In Represent 
editioo Aey are erased, and some of ny own sobatitated in 
their stead ; mj onlj reason for this being, that which I 
ooaae h re wonld operate with aoj otlierpenMn in the same 
asannor, a determination not to poblish with n^ name any 
prodootioa whieh was not entirelj and ozdasiTeljr my own 
compositioB* 

With regard to the real talenu of maoj of Ae poetical 
persons whose perfarmanoes are mentioned, or allnded to, 
in the following pages, it is presnmed by die anthor that 
there oaa be little difference of Qi^kBtei& Nai^ ^Cb* V^iS^ >x 
laigo; though, like other anotaxte», eMS&^na ^^ ws^fw^^ 
lateniacle of proaelytea, liy wlkom \^ ,MaS8ia* «*«h^ 
nstod. Us faults oT«rlo<kk«d,aAd \aa mea^"*^ ^w^sos" 







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iMC«ni^bf attowBd to ptvacriba 
the Mctoisioii of soi dqdorable an • 
be d6 qaackej^ in his trtatment of 
li hcra^ofiered > as it is to be feared 
eintbrj^ilnitlscbTer die Bamenqi 
the iJMent prevalent aSiid distres^i 
At to tlfli Eik^urgh Reviewer 
qain J^ Jtecilei to enA the H^ 
sacceeds la qk^j ' braising one < 
pent/ thooj^ his own hand ihoalc 
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w'fc^ T M " fllpiiblMi.dBhtotwMt : 
Man^ tbeme,tatHdnbenjiaB(. 
J Ibtim^tMUMt^b-^irmoM^dU! 



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Of bnini llwt Itbomr, hlg viA f«ne or praM, 
nvofh nrmptu tontie, md aiHet n*,y dehde, 
Hu Idtst'i lolacc, and llie mntluiT^i pridi; 
mu iRti, what post* d<Mt then daily nlie ! 




k7|lilfV%>* b^V v**w « WM^« 



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Whon vice triumphant holds her » 
And men through life her willing sla 
When folly« frequent harbinger of cr: 
Unfolds her motley store to suit the t 
When knaves and fools combined, o'l 
T\lien justice halts, and right begins 
£%>ii tlien the boldest start from publ 
Afraid of Khame, unknown to other f 
More darkly sin, by satire kept in a\v 
And shrink from ridicule, though no 

Such is the force of wit ! but not b' 
To me the arrows of satiric song ; 
The royal vices of our age demand 
A keener weapon, and a mightier ha 
Still there arc follies, e'en for me to 
And yield, at least, amusement in th 
Laugli when I laugh, I seek no other 
'J'}io crv is UD. and scribblers are my 



AXD SOIjn^^ KBTTBTBRS. 
Thii IitpfB Ha« own, - - 
Faitad to uinwjTC tU j 

K6«,tt^4«4i4ii, . 

Tbo' BOW Oa sV^'fa Mlbd AiMi fAHir u^ 
JSflT«i Iff M *i^t W""*!* <P**«" 
Hu HiHWB idad, fakt Inttiiaroim tMsw : flS 
K«l)Mt(tbiift»»n^i)MtlUU>i«!UI>« '' 

A takka bM UgtM U tUW tb *T*t]r tttde 
teTecttinn.tRateilttiMM'" " ' 



. -th jolt (ttoDfh of iB^nl^ tia BliqMiM ; 
A migd wcUOmM UtAi ttfttHBtkttO^ 
A tamiotjmiBiBt^^*!^ it kpUUtf '■ 
To JsirftBT is, ba rittbt ■dMhuaw, 
B* Pff i* J)>M tea Maribe poMiili-par diM : 
Faar Bst to Ua, 1<»fll MMm ri hH^Utj - ' ' 
ni««ka«AaiiiU^b«a7>'M«'iM««>rviE', 
Cars aat tof ttOla^^-put f tMppi^lWV 
J|M atud • aiiM, luutd JIN tsiMBadt 



Seeknwaln DaCembalv^ice la Jans ; 
H<y>e oomtaiu:} in itlait, or Mm In ^aS, 
Balieve « womui, oi m epitB)A> ' 

OitAj odiflT thing Uu'ifilw.bgfbia 
Yon traM in critlci. who tbemulv« ue Kin ; BO 
Or yield oim linglB tboti^ to ba milled 
B; JETrBBT's health or Lamb's Boodu head.'T 
To tbaa« yoang tjmia'fi bj ±mteattTti» mia- 
plBCad, 
Comhiiuid moipeia oa the thrana of tute ; 

re piftlcitUrlT* wllli 



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* Then fhould you ask me. 
The path that Pope and Gxf ' 
If not yet sickened^ you can s 
Go on *, my zfayme -will tell yc 
Time was, ere yet in these • 
Ignoble themes obtained mist 
When sense and wit, with po 
No fabled graces^ floorished i 
From their same fount their i 
And, reared by taste, bloome 
Then, in this happy isle, a P' 
Sought. the rapt soul to chan 
A polished nation's praise as 
And raised the people's, as tl 
Like him, great Dryden po 
I'n stream less smooth, indee 

['. .] ThenCoNOREVE'sscenescoi 

'* i» melt. 



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HoA<BdfclriHM»4b*«<4tatlliM«iM'«tar>; 

■nwTiititei f»^iimtti w- 



la^/Ml'MU ftMi<bll^(»t*'ibM|«'»* xn : 

T m iiiin ' iii i iii g iiii w i k ii ftt »j | « n ni> 

Nai It iiMr fcfcottlii afyuW) MlWj . ■ !. 
WIieniliilliH«M>dsn'|npFUlw4b*ptiMi 130 



SiMl'i AiiM<aBd Idbl «f (M ««») 






tB gi B» riHn g 8TOWi 
BehoWt' Oi TKriona dnOD(> lbs KiibUiBg ovTi 
W te^M Mgor, pu* ia Id^ rmtMr : 
tiiA ifan tSi'itit»i PcgwuifMa, 



4bM^'kMr ta^J^Btl^nfiSrtM 



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AND SOCWJH I 

While higli-bom ladies, in 
Forbidding knigbts to read 
Dispatch a coarierto a wi» 
And fight with honest men, 

Next in view in state, proi 
The golden-cfested hat^t 
Kow forging scrolls, now fc 
Kbt quite a felon, yet bnt h 
The gibbet or the field prepi 
A mighty mixtnre of the gn 
And thinlc'st thov, SOOTT 

chance. 
On paUic taste to foist thy 
Though Murray, with his 
To yield thy muse just half- 
No I when the sons of song 
llieir bajrs are sear, their fc 
Let such forego the poet's s 
Who rack their brains for li 
Low may they sink to merit 
And scorn remunerate the x 
Such be theirmeed, such st: 
Of prostituted muse and hir 
For this we spurn Apollo's i 
And bid a long ' good night 

These are the themes that 
Xbese are the bards to whon 
While MiLTOM, Drydem, ] 
Resign their hallowed bays 1 

The time has been, when} 
When HoMEB swept the lyi 
^ epic scarce ten centuries 
While awe-struck nations hi 



As even in min bids the language li 
Not so with OS, thovgh minor baida. 
On one great woik a life of labour ap 
With eagle pinion soaring to the ski< 
Behold the ballad-monger South EH 
To him let Camoens, Milton, Tas 
Whoso annual strains, like armiea, t 
First in the ranks see Joan of Arc a/d 
The scourge of England^andtheboasl 
Though burnt by wicked BEDFORD i 
Behold her statue placed in glory'a i 
Her fetters bursty and, just released 
A virgin Phoenix from her ashes rise 
Next see tremendous Thalaba come 
Arabia's monstrous, wild, and wondz 
Domdanicl's dread destroyer, who o' 
More mad magicians than the world 
Immortal hero ! all thy foes o'erooao 




Kav, iHt and yiHut, IUOm qpM* W^nOi, 




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ittMByimilitliHT 



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■ Ood help thM/ flovnn; ml dij iMdtn 
t".t ■ ' . ,. 

Kelt OMiw thatfall diMifte oCd^ lekMl, 
TbatiBiUapoM«u<fcanpaetisnU, ' 
Tha ■BflBWoaim'irflkva.AuMr.af iiliir 
'itf hk EmnrltB Blagr ; ' 







Contain the essence ox ine u-u 
Thus when he tells the tale of 
The idiot mother of ' an idiot ' 
A moon-strack, silly lad, who 
And, like his bard, confoundf 
So dose on each pathetic pari 
And each adventure so sublii: 
That all who view the ' idiot 
C<nieeive the bard the hero o 
'' Shall gentle Coleridge i 

^ 'To turgid ode, and tumid stai 

Though themes of innocence 
Yet still obscurity 's a welcon 
If inspiration should her aid 
To him who takes a pixy for 
.4 • Yet none in lofty numbers ci 

I ■ I ' • The bard who soars to elogiz 

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AND SCKyVCffi WTISWERS. SIS 

qw well the ralyectiaju his nobk mfaMl^r 
Llellow feeling xoftkes m^ woadrona kiad.' 968 
Oh ! wonder-working Lewis I monk* or berd^ 
"ho fain woold'et make Puaasstts a chuvch-ymrd t 
> ! wreathe of yew, not laurel, bind thy brow, 
ly moBe a 8i»itej ApoUo'e sexton thon ! 
"hether on ancient tombs thoa tek'st thy ttanda 
f gibbering spectres hailed, thy kindred band ; 
r tracest chaste descriptions on thy page, 
> please the females of our modest age , 
11 hail, M.P. ! • from whose infernal brain 
iiin-sheeted phantoms glide, a grisly train ; 
t whose command, 'grim women' throng in 

crowds, 
nd kings of fire, of water, and of clouds, 270 
^ith ' small gray men,'—' wild yagers/ and what- 
not, 
D crown with honour thee and Walter Scott : 
gain all hail ! if tales like thine, may please, 
U Lake alone can vanquish the disease i 
ven Satan's self with Uiee might dread to dwell, 
nd in thy skull discern a deeper hell. 
Who, in soft guise, surrounded by a choir 
t virgin's melting — not to Vesta's fire, 
nth sparkling eyes, and cheek by passion flushed, 
trikes his wild lyre, whilst listening dames are 
!1s Little! young Catullus of his day, [hushed? 
A sweet, but as immoral in his lay ! 
-rieved to condemn, the muse must still be just, 
'or spare melodious advocates of lust, 
ore is the flame which o'er her altar bums ; 
rom gcoaaet incense with disgust she turns ; 
et, kind to youth, this expiation o'er, 
he bids thee, 'mend th.^ \rcv6 *.tA ^vcvwa "«iss^'5.« 

• ' For eyery oneVno^%\\vafcVi^>2*'»»''*^* V_^ 
le« % poem to Mr. Le^U»Va * T^a*»xw«*^' wvv*«*^ 
Uea by Mr. JekyU. 



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liouiiy if thou can'st, to yield thine 
Nor vend thy tonnetA on it false pre 
Think'st thou to gain thy verse a hi] 
By dressing Camoens in a suit of 1 
Mend^ Strangford ! mend thy m 

taste; 
Be WMxm, but pure — be amorous, but 
Cease to deceive ; thy pilfered harp 
Nor teach the Liisian bard to copy I 
In many marble-covered volumes 
Hayley, in vain attempting somet 
Whether he spin his comedies in rh 
Or scrawl, as Wood and Barcla' 

time. 
His style in youth or age is still the 
For ever feeble and for ever tame. 
Triumphant first see ' Temper's Triu 
At least, I'm sure they triumphed o 



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Imiiiaiig^«d>piM>te«rV«ii'«qAi«rii»tkjFiM, ^ 

A«d baldlyplMwi-ftwii Ihe P i iil i MuU i; • '^^ 
jJMtjhiMiirtlphwi'fcy tKmdkm0kMM ^>rta*i M 
PerfgmtlMrPBiBhln tod |walitt i it (h>JPttfai>A ^ 
WrilHHHiAlljfUlqriwftitorlirttoi ■ "-'^ 

A dKWiantt Tiilo— -ftg-ailwMMid flifa ipi/ ' '^' 

The mwidlin priBct of movniliil MSBeteert. 
ASn UlfAiMiiiot ttitfr ytiiic6yftHniJidBiMA 90W EMt 
!niiDa*RN^'giMi:»Mii«rYeM6riMlir- "- *'' 

Or ooiiM4llti(m to * yiUdw iMf ; 
WliAMl'tlQrsMMlfliottlMtJkdtattUfytrilB ' 8^ 
Walt uwiy MwBnH ptOoMtt fiote OznifdMliijT ' 
<N;«iaiu4if belk a^Hglitii^ ftalU a frfand 
In evoty chime that jinked Iram Oateadt 
Aa ! AOWttttcn jiBter ^i^bvo tty ittuiQ^ iULp» 
Iftoth7belltthoiiwoiild'8tbiitadda<Jitt»! ' 

JMS^Xtoi Bowles 1 mOI Ueaafaig, snd still blest,' 
'AH lo¥e tkj stndki, but ehildrai Uk6 h besr. 
11i thine, inth gentle Little's maal seag. 
To lootlie the itaaSt^ of the amonms thfong ! 
'VHth Uiee our nimeiy damaeb «hed their teen* 
Bte MIm^ ae yet, completes her inftoit years : 840 
9Bt ii^ l^er teeoA t|iy lihiiMBg pQweia are yain; 
9he ^nilB |Mmr BowLBt,lor Littlb*! pater strain. 
Now to mii themes thou seoxnest to confine 
tV'I<^> >^^>>Bl'><n <^ >^ luurp like thine^ 



• Mr. Oimkaaie Ins pmnA iM^ t«^ ^n\xNBA!^ tft. «ax« 
'0faiaa» en keailMC tte 



1 Nor this alooe, but pa8siI^; on the 

The bard sighs forth a gentle episi 
And gravely tells— attend each b« 
When tint Madeira trembled to a 
] Bow LES ! in thy memory let this ] 

Stick to thy sonnets, man I at leas 
But if some new-bom whim> or la 
Prompt thy cmde brain, and claim 
If 'chance some bard, thou^ once ' 
Now, prone in dust, can only be n 
If Pope, whose fame and genins f 
Have foiled the best of critics, nee 
Do thou essay ; each fault, each fa 
I . The first of poets was, alas ! but m 

•V Rake from each ancient dunghill e 

i Consult Lord Fanny, and confide i 

*■■ Let all the scandals of a former ag 

Perch on thy pen, and flutter o'er 1 



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It 



. AND 800TCH RBTIBVERS. MB 
Afisct > caodatu wtiidi tban ou'it aai fad, 
ClDibg eat J in tlw gut) af hoMtt iMl ; 370 

Write. M it St. Johii'i »al could itil) isipiR, 
And do fionluM.wbM Uai4.it> did for hin. 
Ohl hid'sc thoa Uvad in that cukgouiil tim«« 
To nn villi Dennis, uid silk Rilph to rhyme,! 
TltRmg^ with tha rut trouiul hii IWing tvfed. 
Not niied ihy boof agunit tlie boo dewi, 
A meet rawud hmd cKnmed thy glnrioiu guiio. 
And linked thee to the Dunciui for thy paini.] 

Aootheiepic! wha toflicU egikin 
MDiebookiefblMikapanthawawofBun? 380 
Baaliu CoTTLE, rich BriUowa'a boaet, 
ImpoOi old itorie* fiom the Cunbriu caul. 
And nndi hit good) to aiaiket — all aliTB ; 
Lixiea forty tKoiuaad, eanuja twen^-bve ! 
Fredifiah from Helicon! vboll iiuyT irholl bojT 
The precieue baigain't clu>p»— In faith, not 1. 
Too much in tuitla Briitol'i Kuu delight. 
Too touch n'cT bawls of r^ck pnlon^ the night; 
If Gonuneixe filli the puree, the clt>gi tha brain. 
And iitas Cottle Uriket the lyre in vain. 390 
In him an aulhor'i luckleis lot behold ! 
Coodemaed to nwke the hooka which once be aold. 
Ohl Amos Cottle— Phabiu I whul a name 
To fill the gpeiiking ttumpof futnrefams!— 
Oh '. AMOI C0TT1.E '. Cot a moment think 
What meagre proflte ipiiag from pen and ink I 
• Lsrd Bollnitnlu 




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Byhi 

Afid or Tonng, tba Unag « the dnd. 
No BWTCj Aid— thse hupiea mat b« fad. 
Whj do Oa i^ntad iiaiiialiliii| jlald 
Tha mIh po«i^HBB e( ih^ Batin Md t 
Wby tno^ thai bafon ttair tafi ntnu 
Not hot Iba blaodhoudi baAU A RtHC s' 
BaaltbttHnavtalJKrrBBTI «aoa,iBi 
Jaglanil f nnU linaat a Juilin aim 
I* aool ao Itka, » mmiAil, yvt jsu, 



m<k voice 41 williDg to decree llu nd i 
Brad b tteeaBita betlmaa, Oiovgh all tlul 
A* ]M bath taDghtUnii ia to find a Baw; 
Since Tell ioannclad In the patriot achool 
To nil at pait;, ihongb a pactj lool. 
Vbo kaovi, if dunce hia patniu abould : 
Back to Ihe iway tlwj torfeiud before, 
Hb KribbUng Will ume recompcnH may i 
And laiia tUa DaNlBL to the judgment tei 
Lat JBTrKiES* abade indtdge the piona ho] 
Aad sreatiog thm, pceaoU him with a npt 

Tlua cord ncaive 1 for thee rtierved with <; 
TowWd iBJQdgniami,viA*ti\BB^\B'«* 



li 



^at ever glorioiu, almost 

When Little's leftdlesa pi 

And Bow-gtreet mynnidonf 

Oh day disastrong I on a in 

Dunedin'i castle felt a seen 

Dark rolled the sympathetic 

Low groaned the startled wl 

Tweed ruffled half his wavi 

The other half pursued its c 

Arthur's steep summit nw 

The surly Tolbooth felt~i 

can. 
On such occasions, feel as m 
The Tolbooth felt defrauded 

IfJEFFREY died, except wit] 
Nay, last not least, on that p 
ihe sixteenth story where hi 




AND SCOTCH REVIE 
Hii'pattliBDiiiil guTct Ml to gion 
And pide EdisB ahnddered >t the 
StraVd wan the itrMB uoaod « 

Flcmd all ths Cuumgkte with in! 
Thii of hii nndonr tenned th« u 
That of hi* valov thawed th( bloi 
And all, with JDitin, dsCBied the 
The minglMl emblenu of hu migb 
But Csledaais'i gnddoit hcvem) ( 
The field, and umd him ^om the ' 

Fnun either fiMai *"""'■*■' the Te 
And itnll i M totwl it to her fcveu 
TbMt. hud. Kith gieeter than magi 
Cught it, u Dinu wnght the go! 
And, though the thiekeoing diHi 
Augment! ila ore, and i* iuelf a n 
* H; aon,* ihe cried, ' nu'er thint ( 
Itetign the pJOol, and renune the 
O'er politica and poet; pieside, 
Boait of tbj conDtry, and Britaim 
For long ai Albion'i lieedleai loni 
Or Scottisb tute deddei on Engli 
So long )haI1 last thine unmoleate 
Vol any dire to take thy name in 
Behold a choeen band aliaJl aid Ch 
And own thee chieftaia of the crit 
Pint in the rank* iUnttiiom ahall 
Tie traTCll'd thane, Athenian Ah 
Bebsbrt ahall wieldTHOK'shar 



t 



1 



! : i 



(I 



I 



Thy Holland's banquets i 
While gratcfol Britain yieU 
TdL Holla iii>'8 hiralioga, a 
Ytt mark one eamtiony en t 
Spread its light wings of sai 
Beware lest Uundering Br< 
{ Tom beef to bannocks^ canl 

Hamner ;* the tmitlAtlon bap' 
tongsa, sad flDdefli thw >- 

I ' fMtMd of money and 

[ Thnk Odin'* son hi* hai 

\ ^ .', * The Rer. Sydney Smith tiie n 



ley'i Letten, and randry Orhlelrai 

t Mr. Hallam reviewed Payne K 

ceedinf ly fCTere on lome Oreelc re 

f f • ^ Torad that the Unes were Pindar's, 

ItesriUe to cancel the critlqee, whi 
■I monomcal of flaHam'i ingennity* 

I- I The Mid Hallam la fncented, b( 

- .v-4 k. iM^e, dfncth at He 



AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS 



rhus having nid, ths kilted godden 
Hmtwoa, mad vuBkhed in a Seottith liiit.^ 
lUufUionB Holland! haidiniBfalbe] 
His hinlings mentioned, and bimMlf fbig 
Holland, with Henry Petty at hia bi 
The «hi]^er^in and huntsman of thepao 
Blest be the hanqaets spread at HoUand-I 
When Bootchmen feed, and critics may 
liong^ long beneath that hospitable roof 
Shall Grab-street dine, while dmis are ? 
See honest Hallam lay aside his fork, 
Wesnme hts pen, review his lordship's 
ibid, grateful to the founder of the fee 
Pedare his landlord can translate, at 
JOunedin ! view thy children with deli 
They write for food, and feed because 
And lest, when heated with th' unns 
S<Mne glowing thoughts should to thi 

escape. 
And tinge with red the female readi 
My lady skims the cream of each ci 

dliphtyed ntre poUtk* th«D policy: many 
fCMM of Edlnbarfk bting to Inceiued at 
" '**<nres. at to bare withdrami their 
— ***"»Unota Pkt 



NVUo but ^^ ,^«A ^ ^ 



AND BCOTCH REVIEWBBS. 
re ths mnionuiTjr of Giuietui •chooli. 



Give, M thy lut mtuaorial to llu age. 
One duiie dnnu, uul ntoim ths Uage. 
Godi! o'er tlxne boudi ih^ Foil; reu bat bend 
Wbue Oarblok trad, and SsmBLE Uvea to 

On thue ihrnll Fsrce dispUf boHoon'ry'i mssk, 
AndHooE'eoncMlbiaheniuiiiacuk? , £71 
Shall HAibCDt manogBrs oaw teeoefl prodnce 
From Chbkbv, SXETFiHDTOii, ud UoUui 
Goose I 

While SHAKSPBABE.OrWAVjHASSINSEB.fargat, 
On lUlli mult Bunilder, or in dowt* rot t 
' Lo I with irhu pomp the dmilj printi pnckiim 
The riTBl candidatei {or Aoic f une I 
In grim uny thongh IiEWiB's apectio rite, 
3ci]l Seeffinoton and GoosE dinda the price. 
And umt graal SeeffIrOTON msit claim oni 

pralK, 580 

FoiakiitleBB coata, tiod ikeletou of plaji . 
Renowned alike ; vhose genius ne'er coa£nea 
Her flight to Kamiah GBeENWOOD*^ gay designfl;* 
Not iteeps with ' ulecping bcatitiea,' bat aiuM 
In five facetious acta coni^a ihnndering on,t 
While poor John Bull, bewildered with the areoe, 
Starea* wondering what the devil it can mean ^ 
But «a tome hands applaud, a venal few ! 
Bather than tleep, why Juhi^ applauds it tm. 
Such ai« we now — ah 1 wherefore should we 






Well may they ■■ 
And worship Catalani'8 panuuw^^ , 
Since their own drama yields no fairer t 
Of wit than puns, of humour than grima 

Then let AUSONIA, skill'd in every ar 
To soften manners, but corrupt the hearl 
Pour her exotic follies o'er the town. 
To sanction vice, and hunt decorum dow 
Let wedded strumpets languish o'er Dei 
And bless the promise which his form di 
While Gayton bounds before th' enrapt 
Of hoary marquises and striplii^ dukes 
Let high-born letchers eye the lively Pv 
Twirl her light limbs, that spurn the ne 
liCt Angiolini bare her breast of sno^ 
Wave the white arm, and point the pli 
Collin I trill her love-inspiring song. 
Strain her fair neck, and charm the list 

*— "ot vour scythe, suppressors of 



• «• . « 



AND-SQOTOH'BfQYUWERS. 409 

Where ywn.phmd palace^ FAi»luA»V^wU0Fed fanc^ 
Spreads '^mdm hea -poitak ifiv. tfi» BuHilay %ma. 
Behold the anr.£&T4LO«I9fi«4tfftJ|i^^y^ . 
The arbitsX'Of-pleaBiiie and «f -1^: I •■.:,■■ [ 
There the ^himit cimQch>'Ui- Hcw gynm «^)r> ^ • 
The meltiiig l«to> tka.ioft iaiciyioiif hfite, ... 
The song from'Ital7,4[he«tepirom£n)iVQefi - 
The midnif^t orgy V and di«iDAEyd»acA# .. ■ 
Hie smile-ttf beauty, and the Bnih of ,-wine> • • ^630 
For fops, totiiB, gameaten, knavaa, a«id.,la^t com- 
bine^ 
Each to fan humour-^omos all allowa; 
Champaign, diea, ma»w, cr yoor neighbDor's 

• ' .apouie« 
VaUt nol<t4>;i», ye starring soM-of trade ! 
Of piteous nin, which onrtelyes have made ; 
In plenty^ eanshine fortone's miniong bask, 
JCar think of poverty, exoepc * en maiiqae,' 
When for the night sooue lately Utled asa 
Appears the be^^ar which his grandaire was. 
The curtain dropp'd, the gay borletta o'er, 640 
The andience take their turn upon the flooor ; 
Nowfound the room the circling dowagers sweep, , 
Now in loose waits the thin-clad daughters leap j 

with wban I. mm tUghtly acquaiotedl> kMt in the Argyle Boovm 
several thousand pounds at backgammon. It is but justice 
to the manager In this instance to say, that some degree of 
disapprobatiOB was maaliiwtod : bat why are the implements 
.of funing aUoved in a place devoted to the society of both 
aexesl A pleasant thing for the wives and daughters of 
those who are blest or cursed with such connexions^ to bear the 
hUUard-taUas rattling in one room^ and the dice in another I 
That thla is. the case 1 myself can testify, as a late unworthy 
r>TTfiVtr of ao institution which materially affects the morals of 
the higher orderst while the lower maj not evea move ^<x <Sk«. 
•Auod of a tabor aitd ftAdW, hiVCBlq^V^ Oa»Sk!c«. ^\ v&i!&KX:s>K!«&.V;^ 
fUitoan fMibaTioui. ^ ■. ^ ^^>, ^ ^« 

♦ Petipnlaa « AtUter «ift»w>»a.risni? ^ ^^?J^.S^«^" -^-^ 
pretty feUow iabU 4m; %»Kkx.Cotk«c«^«?** ^\<s.»^^ 










■C'OJZ-'^Z 



AND 8C0T0H REVJBWERS. 413 

With you I war not : Oil ford's hMtry J\aQd 
Has crashed^ without fenone« ytmt.wiuatrQU9 

band. 
On ' all the talents' vent year venal spleen. 
Want your defence^ let pity be your screen ', 
Let monodies on Fox regale your crew^ 
And Melville's mantle* |Mrove a blanket too ! 7dD 
One oommon Lethe waits each hapless bard> 
And peac» be with yon ! 'tis your best reward. 
Such damning fame as Dunciads only give 
Could bid your lines beyond a morning live ; 
But now at once your fleeting labours dose^ 
With names of greater note> in blest xepose. 
Far be 't from me unkindly to upbraid 
The lovely Rosa's prose in masquerade^ 
Whose strains, the faithful echoes of her mind. 
Leave wondering comprehension far behind.t 740 
Though Bell has lost his nightingales and owls> . 
Matilda snivels still, and Hafiz howls. 
And Crusca's spirit, risii^ fRun the dead. 
Revives in Laura, Quiz, and X. Y. Z4 

When some brisk youth, the tenant of a stall. 
Employs a pen less pointed than his awl. 
Leaves his snug shop, forsakes his store of shoes, 
St. Crispin quits, and cobbles for the muse. 
Heavens ! how the vulgar stare ; how crowds ap- 
plaud ! 
How ladies read, and literati laud ! 750 

If chance some wicked wi^; should pass his jest, 
'TIS sheer ill-nature ; don't the world know best ? 

• < Melville's Mantle,* a parody on * El^ah's Mantle/ a poem. 

t Thi« lovely little Jessica, tbe daughter of the noted Jew 
K— , seems to be a follower of the Delia Crasca school, and 
has published two Tolames of verj v«vq«s.U^\r. *SD«<a«i*iyRs.N»^ 
rhyne,a8 Umea »o; betid«a axnArj ws^^^* '^'^ ^'^*- '*-'^*- ^"^ '^'^ 
lirst edition of tlie Monk. . •^cijsi^t^ '^ 

i These are the algnv^tutea ^>l nwNdn^ ^«<«b»ss^ ^^»a 
the poedeal departwenU ot ^Xx«v«,viav«-V^^^ 



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•l 






Stemmed the rode storm, aiid~ 

Then why no more t if Phttbi 

Bloomfield ! why not on b» 

Hmi too the mania, not the mi 

Not inspiration, bnt a mind dii 

And now no boor can seek his 

No common be inclosed withow 

Oh ! since increased lefinemen 

On Britain's sons, and bless on 

Let poesy go forth, pervade the 

Alike the rustic, and mechanic 

Ye tuneful cobblers ! still your i 

Compose at once a slipper and i 

^o shaU the fair your handy-wo 

Your sonnets sure shaU please- 

shoes. 
May moorhiud* weavers boast P 
And tailors' lavs be lon»Pr tu.^ 




j^te there ^^^tibo^ ""^ ^ 



Nor "blaao wHli gui..^ ^ 
Eternal beacons of contanmHUe c^.^ 
Arouse tbee, OlFFORD^ be thy pnmiiM < 
jMake bad men better, ot at least ashamec! 
Unbappy WHITE !• while life waa in i1 
And tby young muse just waved her jeyoi 
'J'he spoiler eame ; and all thy promiae fu 
Has sought the grave, to sleep for ever thi 
Oh ! what a noble heart was here nndone 
When science 'self destroy'd her favooriti 
Yes, she too much indulged thy fond pun 
She sowed the seeds, but death has reapt 

fruit. 
"IVas thine own genius gave the final b1 
And helped to plant the wound that laid 
So the struck ei^le, stretched upon the 
So more through rolHi^ clouds to soar 
Viewed his own feather on the fatal dai 
• -^'vt (red the shaft that quivered i 



AND SCOTCH BEYIBWERS. 417 

That struaed inventioii^ ever on tha wing. 
Alone imp^ the modem bard to sing : 
TUtrae, that all who riiyme^ aay^ all who write* 
Shrink from that fatal word to genina — Trite ; 
Yet Truth sometimet will lend her noblest fiies. 
And decorate the verse herself inspires : 
Thi^ fact in rirtoe's name let CftABBE attest, 
Thoogh nature's sternest painter, yet the best. 

And here let Shee* and genius find a place. 
Whose pen and pencil yield an equal grace ; 840 
To guide whose hand the sister aits combine. 
And trace the poet's or the painter's line ; 
Whose magic touch can bid the canvass glow^ 
Or pour the easy rhyme's harmonious flow ; 
While honours, doubly merited, attend 
The poet's rival, but the painter's friend. 

Blest is the man who dares aj^roach the 
bower 
Where dwelt the muses at their natal hour ; 
Whose steps have pressed, whose eye has marked 
afar 849 

The clime that nursed the sons of song and war. 
The scenes which glory still must hover o'er ; 
Her place of birth, her own Achaian shore* 
But doubly blest is he, whose heart expands 
With hallowed feelings for those classic lands ; 
Who rends the veil of ages loi^ gone by. 
And views their remnants with a poet's eye ! 
Wright !t 'twas thy happy lot at once to view 
Those shores of glory, and to sing them too ; 
And sure no common muse inspired thy pen 
To hail the land of gods and godlike men. 860 

• Mr. Shee, antbor of * Rhyme» on KtW ^jbA* ^\ss«Bw*!k^\ v^xJ 
f Mr. Wright, l&tc coT»\x\-««\i«rt\ \w ^«^ '^«^^^:^*'^^v^ 
author of a very lyeaiitVM v^w^ ^\»l ^xjJci&*»!^*. ^^^^^J^v«, 
* Harm lonic«,» anA it dewrt^Wve ot vXtft Ns^** ^^ "^^ ^ ^ 
coMt of Greece. 



ign Aob«i«'i lyre, 
Bt th«H. or lueh a 



BdIiu 



re the miue'i 






mighljm 

Whaiegadedcrnib.!., 
The eye delighted, bat 
In ibow the eimide Ijr 
Bntn™, worn down,, 
While .llbJitnia oft 
Evaporate in aimilin ■ 
HiB] let them ihim, vil 
F»J«o glue attracts, bai 
Vet let them oot to VI 
The meuint objeet of I 



M hia childi*b ven 
And brother COLBKIDSE IbH tikc lnib« «t niun } 
Ii«t ■pectre-mooKering Llwli aim, at mnl. 
To roiue tkc galleriM, or to rain ■ gbou; iM 
Let MooKE be Bewd ; letSTBtMOFOKatuttfro 




AND, gOOTOH RSTIBVrERS. «ll 



E'e|i.9ow^.whatoiice-lo!red mmttreh scarce may 
.fi elf^mv 

T)if tnojueat menftiott o£a dofaitraa aame ! 
Wlieivfiune'ft.kmd tnanp hatk' blown its noblest 

blaaty 
Though. Ung the^aoand, Uw etho slaeps at last, 
And gloiy^ Uk« the Phttaia. ^^nidtt her flres> 
Exhales her odours, blaaety and expires. 940 

Shall hoary Gnoita call her sable sona, 
E^fipeift in aqience, more expert at puna ? 
SliaUtheae approach the muse? ah no! sho£les, 
AM even spuiyis the great Seatonian prise. 
Though printers coadeacend the press to soil 
With' rh^nne by Ho ARE, and epic blank by HoYLE : 
Not him whose page, if still .upheld by whist. 
Requires no sacred theme to bid ua list.* 
Ye I who in Granta's honours would surpass. 
Must mount her Pegasus, a fuU-grown ass ; 950 
A foal wen worthy.of her ancient dam. 
Whose Helicon is duUer than her Cam. 
■ ThereCLARKE, stiU striving piteously ' topleasc,' 
Fofgetting doggrel, leads not to degree^ 
A wonld-be satirist, a hired buffoon, 
A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon. 
Ck>ndemned to drudge the meanest of the mean, 
And furbish. falsehoods for a wagarine, 
]>evotes to scandal his congenial mind ; 
Himself a living libel on mankind.'t 960 

e Ths * fSBM of Hof !«,' well known to tb« Ttterieo of wiiiit, 
«hsW| Itc. am not to be inpeneded hj the va^riet of hl« 
pol^dpsl Bimwake, whose poen oomprtsed, m exprcMl7<statcil 
In the sdTertlfement, all the * plagues of Egypt.* 

t This persoD, who has late^ betrayed the most rapid symp- 
toms of confirmed aotborahip, la writer of a poem deaomlxv%.t«s\. 
fbe * art of pleasing/ as * View % XkOTw\^c«.\M^; ww*a!!«ivi®^>i>Ni5«*- 
pleasantry, and leaa poetn. YL«i iNao *)p.\».^ ^^^^^CT^ 
dlarjr and collector of ca\uiniA«a Iot VSm.* %^'te\%'0 JJ;^^^ 
teoate yoang nan wou\d exc\»iiv« \OBAvt»«^^^^ 



f aiBO : 

But where fair Isis rolls her pmc. . 
The partial muse delighted loves to lave 
On her green hanks a greener wreath is 
To crown the bards that haunt her dassi 
Where RICHARDS wakes a genuine poet 
And modem Britons justly ptrmise theb i 
For me, who thus unasked have dared 
My country, what her sons should know 
Zeal for her honour bade me here engag) 
The host of ideots that infest her age. 
No just applause her honoured name shf 
As first in freedom, dearest to the muse 
Oh ! would thy Bards but emulate thy f 
And rise, roiore worthy, Albion, of thy i 
What Athens was in science, Rome in 
What Tyre appeared in her meridian 1 
^is thine at once, fair Albion, to hav' 
~^ '^'« chief dictatress, ocean's migh 



AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS. 42ft 

Bat let me cease, and dread Cassandra's fate> 

With waiikixig erer scoffiwl at, till too late ; 

To themes less lof^ still my lay confine, 

ULnd uige thy Bards to gain a name like thine.d90 

Then, hapless Britain ! be thy mlextblest. 
The senate's orades, the peo|de^8 jest ! 
Still hear thy motley orators dispense 
The flowers of rhetoric, though not of sense. 
While Canning's colleagues hate him for his wit. 
And old dame Porti^and* fills the place of Pitt. 

Yet once again adieu i ere this the sail 
That wafts me hence is shivering in the gale ; 
And Afric's coast and Calpe'st adverse height. 
And Stamboul's^ minarets must greet my sight : 
Thence shall I stray through beauty's^ native 

clime. 
Where Kaff|| is dad in rocks, and crowned with 

snows sublime. 
But should X back return, no lettered rage 
Shall drag my common-place book on the stage : 
Let vain Valenti AIT rival luckless Carr, 
And equal him whose work he sought to mar : 
Let Aberdeen and Elgin** still pursue 
The shade of fame through regions of Vertu ; 

* A friend of mine being asked why Mt Grace of P. wa« 
ttkeoed to an old woman T replied, * be rapposed It waa because 
be was past bearing.' 

t Calpe is the ancient name for Gibraltar. 

I Stambonl Is the Tnrkish word for Constantinople. 

i Georgi*, remarkable for tbe beaaty of itt Inbabltantii. 

I Mount Caucasus. 

'J Lord ValentiA (whose tremendous travels are forthcoming 
with doe decorations, graphical, topographical, typographical) 
deposed, on Sir John Cart's unlucky suit, that Dubois's satire 
prevented bis purchase of the * Stranger in Ireland.'— Oh fle, 
my lord.I has your lordship no more foolla^CoT a. Ce.UAm-x»<»Va».\ 
bet 'tiro of a trade,* tke^ %«3, to. ^ ^ -vjss 

•♦ Lord RIgUi wooVd tain va*>»<«>» ^k*'^^'^''^^^^^^ 
•od without noses, la ^ »\OT»-Atf>^»«* ^^ -m^^ '^ 
'CredatJudsetttl* 



W, V»«-*°^ X teat *e '« .^.^ 
Cheer ou *« P ^^ 4^1 ot "P-Holl-V 

O** "^ . \v.ev too ate T«^ ,gaK»> 
A-**liri».»per»J,^ra.«^ 



fUt, l«t ihm mM, impklaoira not how to spare. 
Yet rarely blamei unjustly^ now declare. 1050 



I HAVE been infonnsd, siaec tbi prasint • 
the press, that my trnstj and vell-belorw 
Edinburgh Reriewers, are prepariag a most 
tiqae on mj poor, gcatle, unreaUting Mai 
hare already so be^eivilad with their wigodl 

' Tantcne anlmls celetdbos Ine ! 

1 suppose I most saj of Jevfrsy as Si 
Agubchbek. saith, ' an I had known he w 
of fence, 1 had seen him danmed ere I had 
What a pity it is that I shall be beyond the 
fore the next number has passed the Twee 
hope to light my pipe with it in Persia. 

My northern friends have accused me, 
personality towards their great literary / 
Jeffrey; batwhat else wastobe donei 
dirty pack, who feed by 'lying and - 
' *-« their thirst by 'evil speaking?* 



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or wBltnng (I fortet n^ii^} ; and 
motber aad uattr, and away tliej 
it till iqpper tinw. Now that I : 
of an thbgs, and §o does Mn. H. 
iBj ahiiiB, and four times OYeitoni 
in practising the prtliminarj ttepa 
so moeh do I like it, that haying I 
di^lajed in some dectioii ballads 
all the yictories (bat till lately I Ii 
that way), I set down, aad with 
and a few bints firmn Pr. B. (wl 
aad am monstroos fond of Masti 
vering bis father's late socoessfa 
posed the following hymn, where* 
nwnts known to the pobUe, whom 
despise as well as tha crities. 

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a My Lattn is all forgotten. If a a 
fotten what he never remeuDered ; 
motto of a Catholic priest for a thre 







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W wboB dai bir tma't bixMt 
fiio all ilfVi.snd bid* uuk? ilie R«l. 
)h ! for (he Bow of Boiliy. oi 
>E luier'a laj^tf, tbo tomei'i ■ 
' EC dof «l^}Oct I pcniie,' 

» Ihsir *»1— . 
Imperial Wain! noponed from tfec iUiii» . < 
P'aniF't for die gnnrili of peiligm* ui4 huic), ' 
jLing ba Ihine iinpon gom all duly free, 
Ind h'>ck Itself be k^edi^emed dian r^e« ; 
n sniue fnr qmlilici »lite — fut bock 
iDprnvM dnr cfllu— (Aon our living ttock. 
liE; hifa^ lo hock beli>D^> — thy ■ohtler ait 

hrougbihe fi" — r' -^-j \ 't imiiiiiii iiiji' 

Oh, Germany t hmrmtuJi to Ihoe •■ on, 
.1 hituveo-tHira Piu can leiti^ belaw^ 
!rc cim'd canfede ration made thfioFrwiM'i, 



Of'mbfidtes and HanoT^rbereft^ - . ■■ - ■ t 

We bless thee still— lor George the Third is left I 
Of kings the best— and last, not leaat-in woith> 
For gracioosljbegettiag Geovgethe Fourth. 
To Germany, and highnetses serene^ .-< 
Who owe us milUons— ^lonH we owe the qaeen ? 
To Germany what owe we not besides f 
So oft bestowing Bnmswieken and brides ; 
Who paid for vnlgar, with her royal blood. 
Drawn from the stem of each Teatoaie stud ; 
Who sent us — so be pardoned all her faults, 
A dozen dukes— some kings — aqueenr— and ' Waltz/ 

But peace to her— her emperor and Diet, 
Though now transferred to Buonaparte's * fiat ;' 
Baek to my theme— O ! Muse of motion, say. 
How first to Albion found thy Walts her way ? 

Bome on the breath of h3np«(boreaa gales 
From Haniburg's port (while Hanibiug yet had 

Ere yet unludsy Fame— ocHnpelled to creep 
To snowy Gottenburg — ^was chilled to sleep; 
Or, starting from her slumbers, deigned arise, 
Heligoland ! to stock thy mart with lies ; 
While unbumt Moscow* yet had news to send, 
Kow owed her fiery exit to a friend. 



** The patriotic anon of our amiable allies caDoot be suffi- 
clently conuBeaded— nor sabicril>ed for. Amongst other details 
opiitted in the rarious dispatches of our eloquent ambaKsador, 
he did not state (being too mncb occupied with the exploits of 
Colonel C ■ , in swimming rivers frozen, and galloping over 
roads impassable,) that one entire province perished by famine 
in the most melancholy manner, as follows : — In General Ro- 
•topdiin^s coMummate oondagration, the consumption of tallow 
Mid train oil was so great, that the market was inade<^u.«.tft «v 
eke demand : and thua ona YiusAx«^ 'VEA^fieiiBC«\-'<&a»n, >Cb»<»»s!^ 
peffK>M were aUrved to deafti,\»i \i^l ^^^!!^2^^cS^ 
dkKl The Ump.ll«Uet% ol V«a^ou \kW J^* ,^^,^ja»5s' 
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To gua jow grmv ovHHtfck HMilMne 
And evtqr Ml^cMn «dioi» wMk Mr 



BowIiiiliiig^MA 

fleotdi i«tk afvwtl saA ^oaattf 4«iie« f owi g o 
Yooclalaie danoa te CMik luiMtk tB» ; 
Wahs-^Walli akna b0lb kp tad anoa 4«auuk> -. 
lAmd of £Mlh-Mid lavUft «f btt knd»; 
Haadairiiifili may irse^ langa ia^ppbUc tight, 
Wliaia atVc befiMra— bat-fof.'pnil out tlie light*' 
Mekhlaka tlw glan «f joadtr afaaadiliaff 
Shines maeh too fln^-or I aa nadi too near; 
And tiae, thon^ abaaga— Walta whiipatt this w* 
^Myalippei^ateptaionlBatiatihadarkP [mazk». 
Bui hfiathawMe with dBadeoanunhaUi* i 

Aad kndt her loagaat pottieoafc to Waki. 

Obeervant txavcUen! oCereiytima^ 
Ya qqartoal pabUihed apoa avaiy dine^ 
O aay, thall dnll Romalka'a heayy rounds 
Fandaaga's wiig|^, ox Boleyo^ bound i, 
Can Egypt's Almaa* tantaliiiiig group— 
Oohnnhia's caperen to &e wailike whoop — 
Can aaght from cold yiimrhatta ta Cape Hon^ 
WMb Waha eempaare, ar ifiiar ^i^\sii^\Mnn^ 



ExoL :j :^e bAll-room speed your specu 
F:**l'« ^.AntiiM is dull to that you lost ; 
>' - iTLAcleTc-.-^ powder bids cox\)ectuK i 
V - iuz Kxxhed itaysnake meddling fij 
Tr^-^rVrrvd :o tliose ambiguous things tl 
u -<«:» in zheir visajrej* women in their i 
N.- .laziiuv-l :a:n:s when nther closely pi 
B :: zi.'re carc»<ing seems when most ca 
> irverf .is'-us haiuhom, and reviving sal 
■^ .--.h baouhed by the sovereign cordial 
S««i.uuve Walu ! — though on thy nai 
K'ifz. Wcner's self proclaimed thee half 

• . . .- 2 « V : V« « - -sp *.i.ned now. ** !d the Lad j Bai 

f cw ' fif-rr Af 'X Cn^ix.' ihal there be * no wtaluk 

i * :-f Hi .:<L.cii.M* o( tak>ar in th« lleld» or «l 

■ •• .V ;^.!^::.-^aM«. yiach miy b« Aud hath beei 

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*■-. : . ?» :.:ait^-6eTf^lam»eUmMM chare»— Haantti 

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WAi/rz 

Wertei^--to decent vice thong 
Yet varni^ not wanton ; dan 
Tboi^h gentle Genlis, in her 
Would e'en proscribe thee frc 
Thee fashion hails— from cou 
And maids and valets waltz I 
Wide and more wide thy wit( 
And tumft— if nothing else — \ 
With thee e'en clumsy cits at 
And cockneys practice whi 

nounce; 
Gods t how the glorious then 
And rhyme finds paitner i 

'Walts,' 
Blest was the time Waltz « 
The«ourt> the Rr— t, like h 
Now face for friends^ for 

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New ornaments for black and 
New laws to hang the ro| 

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Jw- new pre£Bni»«aii 
Sach WM the tiae, o 

AionLi «a4 mJaMtty 
And tell-tale pcmder- 
_,The ball begui.--tL 
™t duly done bj d» 
=«5e POtentate^-or re 

I;f«^ forth the WMUly 
J^ight<ttM5eha^be«i: 
JVom where the garb j, 
«»at8p«:wiiewhearti 

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WAtT2S. 

'BotnA all the confaes of the yielded w 
The stnageet hand may wander unditp 
The lady^-in return may grasp as mnel; 
As pfineely paanches offer to her tonch 
Pleased roond the dialky floor how we 
One hand reposing on the royal hip ; 
The other to the d^oolderno less royal 
Ascending with affection truly loyal ; 
Thus front to front the partners more o 
The foot may rest, bat none withdraw t 
And all in turn may follow in their ran 
The Eaxl ol>-A8terisk— and Lady— Bh 
Sir— such a one — ^with those of fashion 
For whose blest surnames — ^vide ' Mom 
(Or if for that impartial print too late> 
Search Doctors'Commons six months fro 
Thus all and each> in movement swift • 
The genial contact gently undergo; 
Till some might manrel^ with the mode 
If ' nothing follows all this palming wo 
Tirue^ honest Mirza — you may trust my 
Something does follow at a fitter time ; 
The breast thus publicly resigned to ma 

In private may resist him if it can. 

O ye 1 who loved our grandmothers * 
F-ta---t — ii, Sh-r>d-n^ and many more ! 
And thou, my prince ! whose sovereig 
It b to love the lovely beldames still ; 

Thou ghost of Q ! whose judging 

Satan may spare to peep a single night 
Pronounce— if ever in your days of blii 
Asmodeus struck so bright a stroke as i 
To teach the young ideas how to rise> 
Flush in the dieek, andWi^gaS^vsi.^ 

e In Turkey a pertinaa— tefix« viSi&v«3^'^^' 
qnefUoa— Uterally put, *% Va «»xe taatv, Vj^ ^. 
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Say-would you nuke t 
Hot from the hand* pn 
H«md the alight wabt 

J«»n this lewd graSai 

Atonceloye'amorteiM] 
To preas the hand so pr, 
|o gaae upon that eye ^ 
Another's ardent look w 
Approach the Up, whic) 
Come near enough-if,^ 
If such thou lovesfr-lov, 
Or givfr-Jike heiu-<area 

The httle left behind it I 

Voluptuous Walti I an 

Thy bard foixot-th^ n«. 



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TO JBSSY. 

ThefiXUwing Skmtuu ftere oddreMdl^^ jyi la^, 
a few. numihi lef&re thnr tOparaUtm* 

There is a mystic thtead of lift 

So dearly wreathM with mitie doBe^ 
That Desdny's relentlesB knifie 

At once mast sover hoih or none* 
There it a farm on which these eyes 

Have often gased with fond deli^^tt^^ 
By day that form their joy snpplies. 

And dreams restore it thioagh dMr night. 
There is a wnce whose tones inspire 

Such thrills of rapture through my.hreast — 
I would not hear a seraph choir 

Unless that voice could join the rest* 
There is a/ac« whose hlushes tell 

Affection's tale upon the cheek- 
But pallid at one fond fareweU« 

Proclaims more love than words caaspeak-^- 
There is a lip, which mine hath prest^ 

And none had ever prest before ; 
It vowed to make me sweetly blestj 

And mine — ^mxne only, prest it more. 
There is a howm — all my own- 
Hath pillowed oft this aching head ; 
A movih which smiles on me alone. 

An e^fe whose tears with mine ar^ shed. 
There are two hearts whose movements thrill 

In unison so closely sweet ; 
That, pulse to pulse responsive still. 

That both must lieave— or cease to beat. 
There are two tOuU-siiViQ^^ «x]^^^^-^ 

In gentle atxeaxcia &o ca2ac^'^ tco^ ^ 

That whea they pait— tHe^i ^paTW— •^>^^ 

They caxmot pn.xl— tKo»e *<a»^ «»*^ ''^^ 



Here's a double health to thee. 

Here's a sigh to those who love i 
And a smile to those who haU 

And, whatever sky's above me. 
Here's a heart for every fate. 

Tho* the ocean roar around me. 
Yet it still shall bear me on ; 

Tho* a desert should surround va 
It hath springs that may be w 

Were 't the last drop in the well 
As I gasp'd upon the brink. 

Ere my fainting spirit fell, 
Tis to thee that I would drinl 

In that water, as this wine> 
The libation I would poor 
Should be— Peace to thine and i 



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»riomP^»"* •Vinatic «^0W' 

^a «i«^«» J r:^;:? *»»«»'• 'f^t. 

And t»Xe "1 '. »n"*i»- * ««o(» 



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With lively air and open heart. 
And faahion's eaae ivithoat its art. 
Her hours can gaily glide along. 
Nor ask the aid of idle song. 

Andnow,Oh, Maha! since thov 
Thou little military hot>hoaae ! 
Ill not offend with words uncivil. 
And wish thee rudely at the devil- 
But only stare from out my caserne 
And ask — for what is such a place 
Then, in my solitary noc^. 
Return to scribbling, or a book ; 
Or take my physic, while I'm able 
Two spo<mfiils, hovily, by this lab 
Prefer my nightcap to my beaver. 
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