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691. THE PASSING OF THE Rubicos. A But sull, as wilder grew the wind, gentleman, Mr.President, speaking of Cesar's And as the night-grew drearer, benevolent disposition, and of the reluctance

Adown the glen-rode armed men, with which he entered into the civil war, ob.

Their trampling-rounded nearer. serves, “How long did he pause upon the brink

"O haste thee, haste!" the lady crier of the Rubicon?" How came he to the brink

“Though tempests round us gather

I'll meet the raging of the skies, of that river! How dared he cross it! Shall

But i10t an angry father." private men respect the boundaries of private rice Boat-has let the stormy land, property, and shall a man pay no respect to the

A stormy sea--before her boundaries of his country's rights? Howdared When, oh! too strong for human hand, be cross that river. Oh! but he paused up. The icmpest-gathered o'er her. on the brink! He should have perished upon And still they towed, amidst the roar the brink, ere he had crossed it! Why did he Bi waters, fast prevailing: pause? Why does a man's heart palpitate

Lord Ullin-reached that fatal shore, when he is on the point of committing an un.

His wrath-was changed to wailing. lawful deed! Whydoes the verymurderer,bis

For, sore dismayed, through storm, and ba."

His child-he did discover; victim sleeping before him,and his glaring eyo

One lovely hand-she stretched for aid, taking the measure of the blow, strike wide

And one-was round her lover. of the mortal part? Because of conscience!

“ Come back! come back!" he cried in grieg 'Twas that made Cesar pause upon the brink

"Across this stormy water: of the Rubicon! Compassion! What com- And I'll forgive your Highland chief: passion! The compassion of an assassin, that My daughter! oh, my daughter!” feels a momentary shudder, as his weapon be- 'Twas vain: the loud waves-lashed the shore, gins to cut! Cesar paused upon the brink of Return, or aid-preventing : the Rubicon! What was the Rubicon? The The waters wild went o'er his child, boundary of Cesar's province. From what did

And he was left-lamenting.-Campbell. it separate bis province ? From his country. 693. PROGRESS OF GOVERNMENT. In Was that country a desert? No: it was culti- government, as in science, it is useful, often vated and fertile; rich and populous! Its sons to review its progress, and to revert, even to were menof genius,spirit, and generosity! Its its simplest elements. It will be salutary, fre. daughterswere lovely,susceptible and chaste! quently to ascertain, how far society, and Friendship was its inhabitant! Love was its laws, in their present condition, accord with inhabitant! Domestic affection was its inhab. those, which we have been accustomed to itant! Liberty was itsinhabitant! All bound consider, as their first and purest principles; ed by the stream of the Rubicon. What was deviated from their original form and struc

how far, in the lapse of time, they may have Cesar,that stood upon the bank of that stream?

ture, A traitor bringing war and pestilence into the merely speculative, to imaginary “ social con

Even when we recur to inquiries, heart of that country! No wonder that he tracts, to abstract rights, we may often gath. paused-no wonder if his imagination wrought er instruction, anů detect some concealed, c: upon hy his conscience, he had bebeld blood

neglected truth, applicable to our own times instead of water; aud heard groans instead of and to our own immediate condition. murmurs! No wonder if some gorgon bor. But when a government is derived, not ror had then turned him into stone! But, no! from fictitious assumptions, not from ancient

- he cried, *The die is cast!" He plonged!- or obscure sources, or traditions, but, from he crossed !-- and Rome was free no more! actual, and specific agreement; when many, 692. LORD ULLIN'S DAUGHTER.

and various interests have been combined A chieftail to the Highlands bound,

and compromised, and a written covenant

has assured to many parties, rights, and pow. Cries, " Boatman, do not tarry! And I'll give thee a silver pound,

ers, and privileges, it becomes a duty to reTo row us-o'er the ferry.”

vise this compact frequently and strictly, that “Now, who be ye-would cross Loch-Gyle,

no one entitled to its protection may be deThis dark-and stormy water ?"

prived, through inadvertence on the one part, "0! I'm the chief of Ulva's isle,

or encroachment on the other, of his vested And this lord Ullin's daughter.

rights; and that no changes may be introdu" And fast before her father's men,

ced into the compact, but by the actual con Three days-we've fled together,

sent of those, who are parties to the covenant For should he find us in the glen,

-Every spirit, as it is most pure, My blood-would stain the heather,

And hath in it the more of heavenly light: « His horsemen-hard behind us ride; Should they our steps discover,

So it the fairer body doth procure Then who will cheer my bonny bride,

To habit in, and it more fairly diglit When they have slain her lover?"

With cheerful grace, and amiable sight; Out spoke the hardy, Highland wight,

For of the soul, the body foran doth take, "I'll go, my chief-I 'm ready : It is not for your silver bright,

For soul is form, and doth the body make. But for your winsome lady:

For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, "And, by my word! the bonny bird

This pleasing anxious being e'er resigned, In danger, shall not larry ;

Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, So, though the waves are raging white,

Nor cast one longing, ling'ring look behind ! 'll row you o'er the ferry."

On some fond breast the parung soul relies, By_this, the storm grew loud-apace, The water-wraith-was shrieking;

Some pious drops the closing eye requires : And, in the scowl of heaven, each face

Ev'n from the tomh, the voice of nature cries, Grow dark-as they were speaking.

Evin in our ashes live their wonted firea.



695. VICTIM BRIDE AND MISER. Knowledge, in general, expands the mind, I saw her—in her summer bower, and oh! upon my sight, exalts the faculties, refines the taste of pleas- Methought there never beam'd a form tnore beautiful, 3od bristit ure, and opens innumerable sources of intele so young, so fair, she seemed like one of those aerial things lectual enjoyment. By means of it, we be- That dwell—but in the pozi's high, and wild imaginings; come less dependent for satisfaction upon Or, like one of those forms, we meet in dreams, from which w the sensitive appetites; the gross pleasures

wake and weep, of sense are more easily despised, and we That carth-has no creations, like the figments of our sleep. are made to feel the superiority of the spiri. Her father-lov'd he not his child-above all earthly things' tual to the material part of our nature. In

As traders lore the merchandize, from which their profit ope api stead of being continually solicited by the in- Old age came by, with bottering step, anul, for sordid gold, Huence, and irritation of sensible objects, the with which the dotarł urged his suit, the maiden's peace was wold; mind can retire within herself, and expatiate 'Aná thus, (for oh! ber sire's stern heart-was sleelid agune lei in the cool and quiet walks of contemplation. prayer)

The poor man, who can read, and who The hand he ne'er had gain'd from love, he won from her deepcor, possesses a taste for reading, can find enter- 1 saw them through the church-yard pass, and such a puptial train. iainment at home, without being tempted to I would not for the wealth of worlds, should groet my sight iganti repair to the public house for that purpose. The "ridemais, each as beautiful as Eve-in Eden's bowen, His mind can find him employment, when his Shed bitter lears-upon the path they should have strowa* body is at rest; he does not lie prostrate, and fowen; afloat, on the current of incidents, liable to who had not thought, that white-roly band the futural array be carried, whithersoever the impulse of ap- of onean early doom hał calld-from life's gry scene away petite may direct. There is, in the mind of The priest-beheld the bridal pair before the altar stand, such a man, an intellectual spring, urging and sighd, as he dres forth his book, with slow, reluctaat hand; him to the pursuit of mental good; and if He saw the bride's flow's-wreath'd hair, he markid her streaming the minds of his family, also, are a little cultivated, conversation becomes the more inter- And deem'd it less a christian rite, than a pagan sacrifice; esting, and the sphere of domestic enjoyment And when he ealled on Abraham's God to bless the wedded pais, enlarged.

It seem'd a very mockoryto breath so vain a prayer. The calm satisfaction, which books afford, I saw the palsy'd bridegroom too, in youth's gay ensign dressil, puts him into a disposi ion to relish, more A shroud-were fitter garment far-lor him, than bridal vest; exquisitely, the tranquil delight, inseparable 1 marked him, when the ring was claim’d, 'twas hand to loose tse froin the indulgence of conjugal, and paren- hold, tal affection : and as he will be more respect. He held it—with a miser'a clutch; it was his darling gold ; able, in the eyes of his family, than he, who His shrivella hand—was wet with tears, she shed, alas ! in vain, can teach them nothing, he will be naturally and trembled like an autumn lel-leneath the beating rain. induced to cultivate, whatever may preserve, I've seen her since that fatal morn : hor golden letters restand shun whatever would impair that re- As e'en the weight of inculniaupon her aching breast; spect. He, who is inured to reflection, will And when the victor (dealny) shall come, to ceas the weleranc carry his views beyond the present hour; he


[orow; will extend his prospect a little into futurity, He will not find one rose-to swell the wreath, that decks his and be disposed to make some provision for For oh : ber cheek is blanched with grief, that time-may not his approaching wants; whence will result,

age. an increased motive to industry, together Thus early-beauty-sheds ber bloom on the wintry breast on with a care to husband his earnings, and to

696. THE DEW-DROP IN SPRING. avoid unnecessary expense.

The poor man who has gained a taste for How pure ! how bright is the tiny thing! good books, will, in all likelihood, become It beams where the birds of the morning sing; thoughtful, and when you have given the It looks like the tear from an angel's eye, poor a habit of thinking, you have conferred Or a pearl that has dropped from the vernal sky on them a much greater favor, than by the To deck the silvery robe of the dawn, gift of a large sum of money; since you have As it weds the flowers on the grassy lawn. put them in possession of the principle of all In the silver cup of the daisy it lies ; legitimate prosperity.-R. Hall.

It smiles on the lark as he upward fies;

In a chariot of cloud it shall glide to the sun; As the stern grandeur of a Gothic tower

On a pathway of incense its course shall be run; Awes not so deeply in its morning hour, As when the shades of time serenely fall

It retums again on a sunset ray, On every broken arch and ivied wall;

And forgets in its slumber the sports of the day. The tender images we love to trace,

The emblem of virtue unsullied, it seemsSteal froin each year a melancholy grace!

The emblem of beauty we see in our dreams; And as the sparks of social love expand;

'Tis a pledge of faith, by the breeze to be given, As the heart opens in a foreign land,

With amorous sighs to the clouds of heaven. Ard with a brother's warmıh, a brother's stue, Oh, who can tell, but the fairies keep The stranger greets nach native of his isle; Their nightly watch where the dew-drops sleep So scenes of life, when present and confest, When the rose unfolds its voluptuous charm, Stamp but their bolder features on the breast; When the sun is high, and the earth grows warm, Yet not an image, when remotely viewed, 'Tis then that the dew-drop shines most bright, However trivial and however rude,

'Tis then that it rivals the diamond's light, But wins the heart and wakes the social sigh, Az it bids farewell to the fairy scene, With every claim of close affinity.

And melts into air where its bower has been. Hope and fear, alternate, swayed his breast,

All men-ihirk all men mortal, but themselveo, Like light-and shade upon a waving field, Couring ex h other, when the flying clouds

Themselves, when some alarming shock of fate, Nor tido-end now reveal-the sun

Strikes thro' their wounded hearts the sudden dread



698. OTHELLO S APOLOGS. We are happy, in having buried, under Most potent, grave, and reverend seigniors : ground, the red axe, that has so often been My very noble, and appror'd good masters : ayed—with the blood of our brethren. Now, That I have ta’en away this old man's daughter; in this fort, we inter the axe, and plant the tree of Peace. We plant a tree, whose top It is post true; true, I have married her: will reach the sun, and its branches spread The very head and front of my offending abroad, so that it shall be seen afar off. "May Hath this extent; no more. its growth never be stifled and choked; but

Rude am I in speech, may it shade both your country and ours with its leaves. Let us make fast its roots, For since these a:ms of mine had seven yeaico

And little blessed with the set phrase of peace : and extend them to the uttermost of your colonies. If the French should come to shake pith,

(usu this tree, we should know it by the motion Till now some nine moons wasted, they have of its roots reaching into our country. May Their dearest action in the tented field; the Great Spirit-allow us to rest, in tran- and little of this great world can I speak, quillity, upon our mats, and never again More than pertains to feats of broils and battle ; dig up the axe, to cut down the tree of Peace! And therefore, little shall I grace my cause, Let the earth be trod hard over it, where it lies buried. Let a strong stream run under In speaking of myself. Yet, by your patience, the pit, to wash the evil away, out of our

I will, a round, unvarnish'd tale deliver, sight and remembrance. The fire, that had of my whole course of love ; what drugs, what long burned in Albany, is extinguished. The charms, bloody bed is washed clean, and the tears are what conjuration, and what mighty magic, wiped from our eyes. We now renew the (For such proceedings I am charg'd withal) i ovenant-chain of friendship, Let it be kept i won his daughter with. b.ight and clean as silver, and not suffered to Her father Jov'd me; oft invited me; contract any rust. Let not any one pull away his arm from it.

Still questioned me the story of my life,

From year to year: the battles, sieges, fortunos

That I had past.
Ye sons of Freedom, wake to glory!
Hark! hark, what myriads bid you rise!

I ran it through, e'en from my boyish days, Your children, wives, and grandsires, hoary,

To the very moment, that he bade me tell it.

Wherein I spake of most disastrous chances : Behold their tears-and hear their cries.

Of moving accidents by flood, and field: Shall hateful tyrants, mischiefs breeding,

or hairbreath 'scapes, in the imminent deadl With hireling hosts, a ruffian band, Affright and desolate the land,

Of being taken by the insolent foe, (breach,

And sold to slavery; of my redemption thence, While peace and liberty-lie bleeding?

And with it all my travel's history. To arms / to ARMS! ye brave !

All these to hear, Th’avenging sword unsheath:

Would Desdemona seriously incline March on, march on, all hearts resolv'd,

But still the house affairs would draw herttence. On VICTORY-or death.

Which ever as she coud with haste despatcb, Now, now, the dangerous storm is rolling, She'd come again, and with a greedy ear,

Which treacherous kings, confederate, raise; Devour up my discourse. Which, I observing, The dogs of war, let Joose, are howling,

Took once a pliant hour, and found good meane And lo! our fields and cities--blaze,

To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart, And shall we basely-view the ruin,

That I would all my pilgrimage dilate ; While lawless force with guilty stride,

Whercor by parcels, she had soinething heard, Spreads desolation-far and wide,

But not distinctly. With crimes and blood, his hands imbruing ?

I did consent ; To arms / to ARMS! ye brave, &c.

And often did beguile her of her tears, (Vith luxury and pride surrounded,

When I did speak of some distressful stroke, The vile-insatiate des pots dare,

That my youth suffer'd. My story being di ne, Their thirst of power and gold unbounded, She gave me for my pains, a world of sighs.

To mete, and vend the light-and air. She swore in faith, 'twas strange, 'I was passing !.ike beasts of burden-would they load us, 'Twas pitiful ; 'was wondrous pitiful; (strange;

Like gods-would bid their slaves adore, She wish'd she had not heard it; yet she wich's But man-is man, and who is more ?

That heaven-had made her such a man. Then shall they longer lash and goad us ?

She thank'd me, To arms! 10 ARMS! ye brave, &c.

And bade me, if I had a friend that lov'd her,

I should but teach him how to tell my story, Oh, LIBERTY, can man resign thee,

And that would woo her. On this hint I spake : Once-having felt thy generous flame

She lov'd me, for the dangers I had pass'd; Can dungeons, bolts, and bars confine thee;

And I lov'd her, that she did pity them. Or whipw thy noble spirit lame ?

This is the only witchcraft, which I've used. Too long--the world has wept, bewailing,

That falsehood's dagger-tyrants wield, Some, light of heart, may scorn, ir later years,

But FREEDOM-is our sword, and shield, Those dear memorials-of a calmner time; And all their arts are unavailing.

While others-water them with life's last tears, To arms! 10 ARMS! ye brave, &c.

And bear their faded charing from clime to clima

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701. DOCTOR AND PUPIL. posing-is the majesty of the law! how calm A pupil of the Esculapian schoo., her dignity; how vast—her power; how firm, was just prepared to quit his master's rule : and tranquil, in her reign! It is not by fleets, Not that he knew his trade, as it appears, and arms, by devastation, and wrong, by op. But that he then had learnt it seven years pression, and blood-she maintains her sway, and executes her decrees. Sustained by jus- One morn, he thus addressed his master : tice, reason, and the great interests of man, “Dear sir, my honored father bids me say, she but speaks, and is obeyed. Even those,

If I could now and then a visit pay, who do not approve, hesitate not-to support

He thinks, with you,—10 notice how you do, her; and the individual, upon whom her judgment falls, knows, that submission-is My business I might learn a little faster." not only a duty, he must perforin, but, that “The thought is happy," the preceptor cries: the security, and enjoyment, of all that is “ A better method he could scarce device; dear to him, depend upon it. A mind--accustomed to acknowledge no

So Bob,” (his pupil's name)" it shall be 30; power, but physical force, no obedience, but And when I next pay visits, you shall go." personal fear, must view, with astonishment, To bring that hour, alas! time briskly fled: a feeble individual, sitting, with no parade with dire intent away they went, of strength, surrounded by no visible agents of power, issuing his decrees with oracular And now, behold them at a patient's bed authority, while the rich, and the great, the The master-doctor solemnly perused first and the meanest-await, alike, to per- His victim's face, and o'er his symptoms mused; form his will. Still more wonderful is it-to Looked wise, said nothing-an anerring way, behold the co-ordinate officers of the same government, yielding their pretensions to his When people nothing have to say: higher influence: the executive, the usual Then felt his pulse, and smelt his care, depository and instrument of power; the And paused, and blinked, and smelt again, legislature-even the representative of the And briefly of his corps performed each motion people, yield a respectful acquiescence - to Maneuvres that for Death's platoon are meant : the judgments of the tribunals of the law, A kind of a Make-ready-and-Present, pronounced by the minister, and expounder of the law. Is it enough for him to say—“It

Before the fell discharge of pill and potion. is the opinion of the court—"and the farthest At length, the patient's wise he thus addressed: corner of our republic-feels, and obeys the

“Madam, your husband's danger's great, mandate. What a sublime spectacle! This

And (what will never his complaint abate,) is indeed, the empire of the law; and safe,

The man's been eating oysters, I perceiverand happy-are all they, who dwell within it.-Hopkinson.

“Dear! you 're a witch, I verily believe,"

Madam replied, and to the truth confessed. 700. SPEECH OF CATILINE, BEFORE THE ROMAX

Skill so prodigious, Bobly, too, admired; SEXATE, ON HEARING HIS SENTENCE OF BANISTIMENT.

And home returning, of the safe inquired * Banish'd--from Rome!"-what's banish’d, but set

How these same oysters came into his head! From daily contact-of the things I loathe! (freePsha! my dear Bob, the thing was plain

Tried-and convicted traitor!"—Who says this? Sure that can ne'er distress thy brain; "V ho'll prove it, at his peril, on my head ? (chain!

I saw the shells lie underneath the bed." * Banished !!—I thank you for 't. It breaks my 1 held some slack allegiance till this hour

So wise, by such a lesson grown,
But now—my sword 's my own. Smile on, my lords; Next day, Bob ventured out alone,

And to the self-same sufferer paid his court
I scorn--to count what feelings, withered hopes,
Strong provocations, bitter, burning wrongs,

But soon, with haste and wonder out of breathi,
I have within my heart's hoi cells shut up,

Returned the stripling minister of death,
And to his in:uster made this

read report:
To leave you-in your lazy dignities.
But here I stand and scoff you :-here I fling

“Why, sir, we ne'er can keep that patient under: Haired, and full defiance in your face.

Zounds! such a man I never came across !
Your consul's merciful. For this--all thanks. The fellow must be dying, and 110 wonder,
He dares not touch a hair of Catiline.

For ne'er believe me if he has n't eat a horse :""
" Traitor!" I go-but I return. This-trial! "A horse!" the elder man of physic cried,
Here I devote your senare! I've had wrorgs, As if he meant his pupil to deride-
To sti: a fever in the blood of age,

" How got so wild a notion in your head !" Or make the infant's sinew strong as steel

“ How! think not in my duty I was idle; This day's the birth of sorrows!—This hour's work Like you, I took a peep beneath the bed, Will breed proscriptions.-Look to your hearths, And there I saw a saddle and a bridle!" my lords,

Mr. Locke -- was asked, how he had con For there, henceforth, shall sit, for household gode, trived to accumulate a mine of knowledge Shapes hot from Tartarus! all shames, and crimes; so rich, yet so extensive and so deep. He Wan Treachery, with his thirsty dagger drawn; replied, that he attributed what little he Suspicion, poisonirg his brother's cup;

knew — to the not having been ashamed Naked Rebellion, with the torch, and are,

to ask for information, and to the rule ne

had laid down, of conversing with all de Vaking his wild sport-of your blazing thrones; scriptions of men, on those topics chiefly, Till Anarchy-comes down on you, like Night, that formed their own peculiar professions And Jassacre seals Rome's eternal grave.-Croly. I or pursuits.


702. THE RESURRECTION OF THE Lord). And the fell blast, that sweeps Arabian sa:ds, Twice--had the sun--gone down upon the It withered-every flowers of the eale. earth, and all as yet, was silent--at the sep

saw it tread upon a lis fairs ulchre. Death-held his sceptre over the Son of God. Still--and silent—the hours A maid of whom the world—could say no hum passed on;

the guards-stood at their post; And, when she sunk-beneath the morial tocund The rays of the midnight moon-gleamed on It broke-into the sacred sepulchre, their helmets, and on their spears. The ene And dragged its victim-from the hallowed a yor mies of Christ-exulted in their success; the For public eyes to gaze on. It hath wept, hearts of his friends-were sunk in despon- That from the earth—its vicum passed awa; dency ; the spirits of glory--waited, in anx- Ere it had taken rengeance-on his virtues. ious suspense-to behold the event, and wondered—at the depth-of the ways of God. Yea, I have seen this cursed child of Envy: At length, the morning star, arising in the Breathe mildew-on the sacred fame-of him, east, announced the approach of light. The Who once had been his country's benefactor , third day-began to down upon the world; And, on the sepulchre of his repose, when, on a sudden, the earth-trembled—to Bedewed with many a tributary tear, its centre; and the powers of heaven were Dance, in the moonlight of a surimer's sky, shaken; an angel of God-descended; the

With savage satisfaction.--Milford Bard. guardo-shrunk back-from the terror of his presence, and fell prostrate on the ground. “His countenance-was like light- When marshaled-on the nightly plain ning, and his raiment--white as snow." He The glittering host-bestud the sky; rolled away the stone from the door of the

One star alone, of all the train, sepulchre, and sat upon it. But who is this,

Can fix the sinner's wandering eye. that cometh forth from the tomb, with dyed garments-from the bed of death? He, that

Hark! hark! to God-the chorus breaks, is glorious in his appearance, walking in the

From every host, from every gem; yreutness of his strength? It is thy prince, But one alone, the Savior speaks, o Zion! Christian, it is your Lord! He It is the star of Bethlehem. hath trodden the wine-press alone ; he hath etained his raiment with blood; but now, as

Once, on the raging seas I rode; the first born--from the womb of nature, he

The storm was loud, the night was dark, meets-the morning of his resurrection. He The ocean yawned, and rudely blow'd arises a conqueror-from the grave; he re- The wind, that tossed my foundering bark turns with blessings--from the wɔrld of spir- Deep horror, then, my vitals froze, its ; he brings salvation to the sons of men. Death-struck, I ceased the tide :0 sterr, Never-did the returning sun-usher in a

When sudderly, a star arose, day so glorious. It was the jubilee of the

It was the star of Bethlehem universe. The morning stars sung together, and all the sons of God shouted aloud--for It was my guide, my light, my all, joy. The Father of mercies--looked down It bade my dark forebodirgs cease, from his throne in the heavens ; with com- And through the storm, and danger's thesilo placency he beheld his world--restored; he

It led me-to the port of peace. saw his work, that it was good. Then, did

Now, safely moor'd-my perils o'er, the desert rejoice, the face of nature was gladdened before him, when the blessings of

I 'll sing, first in night's diadem, the Eternal descended, as the dews of heav- Forever, and forever more, en, for the refreshing of the nations.

The star, the star of Bethlehem.-- Whitz' 703. SLANDER.

What is slander !

To whom thus Eve, with perfect beauty adorn. 'Tis an assassin-at the midnight hour

“My author and disposer, what thou bid'st Urged on by Envy, that, with footstep son, Unargued I obey: so God ordains; Steals on the slumber-of sweet innocence, God is thy law, thou mine: to know no more And with the dark drawn dagger of the mind, Is woman's happiest knowledge and her praise. Drinks deep-the crimson current of the heart. With thee conversing I forget all time; It is a worm, that crawls on beauty's cheek, All seasons and their change, all please alike. Like the vile riper-in a vale of flowers,

Sweet is the breath of mor, her rising sweet, And riots in ambrosial blossoms there

With charm of earliest birds; pleasant the sur, It is a coward-in a coat of mail,

When first on this delightful land he spreads Thai wages war-against the brave, and wise, His orient beams, on herb, tree, fruit, and Power: And, like the long lean lizard, that will mar Glistering with dew; fragrant the fertile earth The lion's sleep, it wounds the noblest breast. Alier soft showers; and sweet the coming on Oft have I seen-this demon of the soul,

Of gratefui evening mild; then silent night, This murderer of sleep, with visage smooth,

With this her solemn bird, and this fair moon, And countenance-serene as heaven's own sky; And these gems of heaven, her starry train: But storms-were raving-in the world of thought : But neither breath of morn, when she ascende Ont, have I seen a smile-upon its brow;

With charm of carliest birds; nor rising sun Bui, like the lightning-from a stormy cloud, On this delightful land; nor herb, fruit, flower. It shocked the soud-and disappeareu in darkness. Glistering with dew; nor fragrance after shower On, have I seen it weep-at tales of wo, [anguish; Nor grateriul evening mild ; nor silent nigh, And sigl

-as 'were the heart-would break with With this her solemn bird; nor walk by mgon, But, like the drop, that drips from Java's tree, Or glittering starlight, without thee is ewee.

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