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Not thraldom, in fit liberty secure.
From sceptred kings in long descent derived,
Thou, Anna, rulest! prudent to promote
Thy people's ease at home, nor studious less
Of Europe's good. To thee, of kingly rights
Sole arbitress, declining thrones and powers
Sue for relief. Thou bidst thy Churchill go,
Succour the injured realms, defeat the hopes
Of haughty Louis, unconfined: he goes
Obsequious, and the dread command fulfils
In one great day. Again, thou givest in charge
To Rooke, that he should let that monarch know
The empire of the ocean wide diffused
Is thine; behold! with winged speed he rides
Undaunted o'er the labouring main to' assert
Thy liquid kingdoms; at his near approach
The Gallic navies, impotent to bear
His vollied thunder, torn, dissever'd, scud;
And bless the friendly interposing night.

Hail, mighty Queen! reserved by fate to grace The new

w-born age. What hopes may we conceive Of future years, when to thy early reign Neptune submits his trident; and thy arms Already have prevail'd to the utmost bound Hesperian, Calpe, by Alcides fix’d, Mountain sublime! that casts a shade of length Immeasurable, and rules the inland waves ! Let others, with insatiate thirst of rule, Invade their neighbours' lands; neglect the ties Of leagues and oaths; this thy peculiar praise Be still, to study right and quell the force Of kings perfidious: let them learn from thee That neither strength, nor policy refined, Shall with success be crown'd where justice fails.

Thoù, with thy own content, not for thyself
Subduest regions; generous to raise
The suppliant knee, and curb the rebel neck.
The German boasts thy conquests, and enjoys
The great advantage; nought to thee redounds
But satisfaction from thy conscious mind.

Auspicious Queen! since in thy realms secure
Of peace thou reign'st, and victory attends
Thy distant ensigns, with compassion view
Europe embroil'd : still thou (for thou alone
Sufficient art) the jarring kingdoms' ire,
Reciprocally ruinous : say who
Shall wield the' Hesperian, who the Polish sword,
By thy decree? The trembling lands shall bear
Thy voice obedient, lest thy scourge should bruise
Their stubborn necks, and Churchill in his wrath
Make them remember Blenheim with regret.

Thus shall the nations awed to peace extol
Thy power and justice: jealousies and fears,
And hate infernal, banish'd, shall retire
To Mauritania, or the Bactrian coasts,
Or Tartary, engendering discords fell
Amongst the enemies of truth, while arts
Pacific and inviolable love
Flourish in Europe. Hail, Saturnian days
Returning! in perpetual tenor run
Delectable, and shed your

influence sweet
On virtuous Anna's head: ye happy days
By her restored, her just designs complete,
And, mildly on her shining, bless the world!

Thus from the noisy crowd exempt, with ease And plenty bless'd, amid the mazy groves, (Sweet solitude !) where warbling birds provoke The silent Muse, delicious rural seat

Of Saint John, English Memmius, I presumed
To sing Britannic trophies, inexpert
Of war, with mean attempt; while he intent
(So Anna's will ordains) to expedite
His military charge, no leisure finds
To string his charming shell; but when, return’d,
Consummate Peace shall rear her cheerful head,
Then shall his Churchill in sublimer verse
For ever triumph; latest times shall learn
From such a chief to fight, and bard to sing.

- Viscount Bolingbroke; then Secretary of War.

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arguinent, Subject proposed.--Address to the natives of Herefordshire.

-Dedication to Mr. Mostyn.-Situation for an orchard. Soil.- Places famous for their Cider.--King Ethelbert murdered by Offa, at Sutton Walls.--Account of MarcleyHill being moved.-A soil not rich enough for apples will suit pears.- Very poor land will serve to support sheep and geese.—Goats browse on the steepest mountains of Wales.-_Dangerous practice of gathering samphire from rocks that bang over the sea. The most barren land may be improved, so as to be made capable of some produce. In very hot summers, trenches should be dug round appletrees, and filled with water; a long continuance of hot weather being unfavourable to the fruit. — The unhealtbiness of hot seasons.-Extreme heat of the summer in the year 1705.-Death of Miss Winchcomh.-Heat, a cause of earthquakes. -Destruction of Ariconium.--Some different sorts of trees and plants will flourish well, when planted near together; but others will not.-—What sorts of trees may be planted near the apple-tree, without injuring it: and what are noxious to it.-Grafting.–Different stocks proper for different sorts of fruit.-- In the plantation of orchards, ornament as well as profit may be attended to; and the different kinds of apple-trees may be intermixed with taste, so as to produce a pleasing effect. - Virgil has finely diversified his Georgics by introducing several beautiful digressions and descriptions.-Grafting, budding, pruning, to be learned by experience.—Many discoveries, the result of experience.—The barometer.Tobacco first discovered.-Beneficial effects and pleasure of smoking tobacco.— The microscope.—Kernels of apples dissected and viewed in the microscope.--Industry recommended.-Pruning of apple-trees.-Trees, when too much loaded with fruit, should have their crops thinned.-Birds should be frightened from fruit-trees, pigs kept out of orchards, and wasps and snails destroyed.—No care is safficient to secure fruit from grubs.-Ladicrous description of a person tasting a fair-looking, grub-eaten apple.—The garden of Alcinous.- Different sorts of apples.- Pears.The musk apple. The red-streak apple, cultivated and improved by the first Lord Scudamore.—Compliment to his great-grandson.—Excellence of red-streak Cider. The Poet, inspired by it, sings its praises, and those of its native country.--General fertility of Herefordshire.--Its hops, prospects, iron, saffron, wool.-Its natives famous for valour; distinguished at the battles of Cressy and Agincourt ;-particularly the ancestor of the noble family of Chandos.--Compliment to Lord Chandos, and his son : to Lord Salisbury: and to Aldrich, Dean of Christchurch.University of Oxford.—Sir Thomas Hanmer.—Mr. Bromley.--Mew, Bishop of Winchester.—Duke of Beaufort.Lord Weymouth.-Harley, Secretary of State.—Beauty of Herefordshire females.-Love.-Friendship.-—Trevor, Chief Justice.- Panegyric on sincerity ;- -on virtue in general.-Amiableness of Virgil's character.-Homer, Spenser, Milton ;-censured for his politics, but extolled for his poetry, of which the Author professes himself an humble imitator.

What soil the apple loves, what care is due,
To Orchats, timeliest when to press the fruits,
Thy gift, Pomona! in Miltonian verse
Adventurous I presume to sing, of verse
Nor skilld nor studious; but my native soil

and the theme, as yet unsung.


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